April 9, 2019 - Pianist Yuja Wang and clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer will perform at the XVIII KotorArt Don Branko's Music Days within two concerts, on 7 August in Luštica Bay in Tivat and 9 August in the Church of St. Spirit in Kotor.
Tickets for these concerts, named 'The Blue Hour Magic', are on pre-sale with a limited quantity and at discounted prices at kotorart.me and Tobacco S Press kiosks.
This anticipated concert is part of the exclusive world tour of these two artists on the occasion of promoting a new CD released for the prestigious publishing house Deutsche Grammophon.
Both artists have already performed at the KotorArt Festival with great success. Yuja performed last year at two concerts, with violinist Leonidas Kavakos and percussionist Martin Grubinger. Andreas Ottensamer performed with our well-known guitarist, Miloš Karadaglić and the accordionist, Ksenia Sidorov, in 2016, in the unique atmosphere of Luštica Bay.
"With many years of cooperation with the KotorArt festival, Luštica Bay has established a healthy foundation for cultural and artistic development, which brings us remarkable musical events of the world rank every year. After their performances and visits from the past, this will be an extraordinary opportunity for both of them to be our guests and convince ourselves of the progress that Luštica Bay has made over the past, thanks to the collaboration on Andreas' new album," said Slavica Milić, senior marketing executive of Luštica Bay.
Since 2011, Andreas Ottensamer has been the first clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic. As the exclusive artist of the Dojca Publishing House, he recorded the album Portraits - The Clarinet Album (2013), Brahms - The Hungarian Connection (2015), as well as CD New Era, for the Publishing House of Deka Klasik (2017).
Yuja Wang, a pianist who speaks in both superlatives and audiences and music criticism around the world, is recognisable by the unique blend of technical excellence, musical reflection and emotional depth. She is a resident artist in prestigious world salons such as Carnival Hola in New York and Konzerthaus in Vienna. Her love of fashion is used as a "weapon" in changing attitudes when it comes to performing in concerts, the PR official at KotorArt International Festival said.