A great attention and a certain number of programs 17th KotorArt Don Branko’s music days are dedicated to young people and children. “KotorArt talents” program, which will be held in the Kotor Church of Sv. Duha, will introduce internationally acclaimed guitarist Nadja Jankovic, who will perform on July 18th and our exceptional young pianist who is attending school in Vienna, Andrija Jovovic and will perform on July 19th. The third talent program will be held on August 1st, when one of the best musicians of the Vida Matjan music school will perform: accordion artist Boško Tujković, pianist Andrijana Jovanović, flautist Tamara Živković and trumpeter Boško Bismiljak. As concert guests, Nela Drašković, student of the Academy of Art in Novi Sad, will perform together with Sara Bashore, one of the best violin students from the University of California from Santa Barbara, USA. All of these is as part of the program of twin towns – Kotor and Santa Barbara. Since 2009 the cities hosted numerous projects of art music.
In addition to the three evenings of the “KotorArt Talents”, on Saturday, July 14, a concert “KotorArtic: Bah through Time and the Continents” will be held. At this concert Montenegrin premier of the musical “Bax Ride on the Camille” for children by Chinese composer, Dhean J. Fu, will be held.
The audience will also have the opportunity to listen to promising Chinese instrumentalists and singers at the concert “Music Silk Road”, which will be held on July 20th. Both concerts are held in cooperation with the GIPAC / Global Intercultural Performing Arts Cast Foundation, supported by the Tourist Organization of Kotor.
KotorArt Don Branko’s music days is traditionally held by KotorArt programs for children and nurtures young talents from Kotor and Montenegro, enabling them to perform with eminent musicians, promote their successes and provide an opportunity for the further education. As a result of long-standing cooperation with the Vida Matjan School of Primary and Secondary Music Education from Kotor, during the concert season, which had been organized for years already, pupils will have an opportunity to attend the concerts and improve on seminars of eminent soloists and professors.
This year, KotorArt starts cooperation with the Culinary Academy of Goran Milic from Los Angeles. He has been running a very successful restaurant in California for decades, and for years he unselfishly helps to train students with speech disorders in the Kotor Resource Center. Many trainees gained positions in prestigious Montenegrin restaurants and hotels after training at the Academy. During KotorArt, students of the Academy Goran Milic will be presenting their culinary skills for several days.