The concert of Aleksandar Tutunov, a prominent representative of the Russian pianist school who lives and works in the United States, will be organized tonight in the Park Hall at the 36th International Festival "Days of Music" in Herceg Novi. The repertoire includes works by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Glinka and Prokofiev. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent virtues of the former Soviet Union and also the winner of national competitions of pianists in Belarus and Russia. He often performs in Europe, China, Mexico and the United States, performing solo, as a soloist with an orchestra, but also on radio and television, and is very much sought after as a judge at competitions. He graduated with honours at the Moscow Conservatory and at the University of North Texas and received a Ph.D. degree with honours at the State Conservatory of Belarus. He taught at the music universities of Minneapolis, North Texas and Illinois. As a successful pedagogue, he continues to prepare award-winning students for prestigious pianist competitions. Dr Tutunov is an Artist in Residence at the University of Alaska South East, artistic director of the International Institute of Piano at the University of South Oregon and director of the Chinese-American Institute of Piano International in Chengdu, China.
The international festival “Days of Music”, started on 10 July with the performance of the Amoroso Chamber Orchestra and lasts until 20 July.
Days of music has been refreshed this year - three of the seven festival concerts are being held in various open areas, according to which Herceg Novi is recognizable, and also a top pianist repertoire is being performed on the new piano in the Park Hall.
Along with Aleksandar Tutunov, solo concerts will also be performed by the three artists of different generations - representatives of the Music Academy from Sarajevo on 18 July and by the artistic director of the manifestation Boris Kraljević, on 20 July. Both of the concerts will be performed in the Park Hall Herceg Novi at 9.30 p.m.
The concert of the Zagreb Quartet will be held on 17 July in the Garden of the City Museum "Mirko Komnenović" at the same time. It is the oldest Croatian chamber ensemble. They have played at more than 3,000 concerts on all continents and won numerous domestic and foreign awards, including the Vladimir Nazor Award for lifetime achievement in 2009. They recorded more than 60 albums.
This year the festival was supported by the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro while the General Sponsor is the Municipality of Herceg Novi.