June 10, 2019 - KotorArt Don Branko's Music Days and Lustica Bay have been working closely and creatively for several years, to the joy of many visitors, both local audiences and guests, ennobling with the sounds of the most eminent musicians of today the ambiance of the youngest Montenegrin city, according to the PR service Lustica Bay.
This year's co-operation will feature several carefully designed events, the highlight of which will be the concert by Yuja Wang, the most popular pianist of the world, and Andreas Ottensamer, the fantastic first clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic. The concert is scheduled for August 7 in the beautiful surroundings of Luštica Bay. The same program will be played by the world-renowned artists in the Kotor Church of St. Spirit, August 9.
Cooperation is developing beyond the framework of the Festival itself, so Lustica Bay hosted Gordana Josifova Nedelkovska (oboe) and Ratimir Martinović (piano) in May within the Kotor Concert Season, and we are expecting one of the two announcing concerts of the Festival called Pre-Tact. As a "warm-up" for KotorArt Don Branko's Music Days, one of the most exciting Swedish bands promoting World Music, Sirocco, will perform on July 9.
During the Festival, in Lustica Bay, we will have the opportunity to listen to several performers within the Port of Arts series, among which is the Croatian jazz singer, flutist and composer Tamara Obrovac and the Hungarian rock star Ildiko Keresteš. In addition to the concerts, this year at the Chedi Hotel in Lustica Bay, Ichak Adizes, a world-renowned expert in the field of economics and leadership, will speak on the topic of Secrets of Success: Modern Companies and Leadership. The lecture is scheduled for July 16.
"It is a real pleasure to find friends of the Festival who believe in your initial ideas. From year to year, the cooperation between KotorArt and Lustica Bay and a great organizational team is growing and transforming into the relationship of real partners in creating ideas and joint, creative design of the program. Lustica Bay is the youngest city of Montenegro and the region, and the Festival is here from its first foundations, providing high-quality artistic content to the guests and residents, thus creating an additional attraction and value of this city in the coming years," emphasized the PR service of the Festival.
The international festival KotorArt, a manifestation of national significance for the culture of Montenegro, won the most prestigious award in the field of tourism - "Wild Beauty Awards" - and was declared the best manifestation in Montenegro for 2018. It is also the bearer of the European quality label "EFFE Label.” Every summer, KotorArt gathers an impressive number of international artists, and with over 200 programs (dozens of central and over one hundred following contests) in numerous ambient locations in Kotor and around Boka Bay attracts tens of thousands of visitors, which makes it one of the most visited festivals of this type in the region.
The KotorArt International Festival in 2019 is held under the auspices of the Kotor Municipality and the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, with the support of numerous sponsors such as Luštica Bay, Coca-Cola, Porto Montenegro and others.