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Cro-Art Festival Vienna and violinist Andrea Nikolic

Violinist Andrea Nikolic organises a festival of contemporary Croatian music in Vienna from 4 to 8 May 2020 at Bank Austria Salon im Alten Rathaus, Barocksaal, at the address Wipplingerstraße 8, 1010 Wien.

The festival will feature 20th century composers as well as contemporary ones in a programme of chamber instrumental and vocal works, performed by the festival’s artistic leader, violinist Andrea Nikolic and the Wien International Soloists Ensemble WISE.

This is the first edition of the festival that aims to promote Croatian music during Croatian presodency over the Council of Europe in 2020.


SMETANA TRIO BBC Music Magazine Chamber Award Winner 2017

“These are quite simply benchmark performances of these life-affirming works. The Smetana Trio proves hugely responsive to the Czech composer Martinů’s characteristic sprung rhythms, effervescent humour and contrasting moments of introspective lyricism. It’s an intoxicating mixture that leaves you puzzled as to why such incredible music has not yet established itself firmly in the repertory.”