No border orchestra will perform under conduction of maestro Premil Petrović on July 28 at the Yacht Club Porto Montenegro Pool in Tivat at 21:00 - their Berghaind inspiration, inspired by electronic music, is the last concert of this year's XVIII Don Branko's Days of Music in the framework of the International Festival KotorArt.
No Border Orchestra is a symphony orchestra made up of top western musicians from the Western Balkans. Established in Belgrade and Berlin, as a non-governmental organization with the aim of initiating positive social development through the power of reconciliation and creative cooperation, it grew out of the desire to create a regional cross-border symphony orchestra that provides the highest artistic quality and calls for a new kind of communication. During six years of work, the orchestra performed at the leading festivals of the Balkan region, as well as at Festwochen in Vienna, Kunsten festival des arts in Brussels, Autumn Festival in Paris, Opera in Rotterdam, Marseille, Brussels, Lisbon. Beginning on two bases - music and society, the Orchestra successfully promotes musical excellence and social awareness.
Seeking ways of deconstructing and transforming social community, advocating positive change for society in order to make it more inclusive, intercultural, more open and democratic than it currently is, the Orchestra serves as a platform for overcoming nationalism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia and bloody legacy of the past in the Western Balkans region and wider. In 2018 it started its annual Balkan season by spreading music and messages.
Premil Petrović, the initiator, chief conductor and artistic director of No Border Orchestra, with whom he recorded an album for Universal Music - Deutsche Grammophon in 2015.
He graduated conducting at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin, in the class of prof. Winifred Miller. In 1996 he founded Cinema REX Music Theatre in Belgrade. His repertoire includes the interpretations of old music, opera and symphony of classicism and romance, as well as premieres of contemporary music. He premiered the opera by Isidora Žebeljan, one of the most prominent contemporary Serbian composers. He often leads in experimental music theatres, such as the production of Arnold Schoenberg’s “Pierrot lunaire”, ("Pierrot in the Moonlight") directed by Bruno Labruso, for whose film, under the same name, he recorded the second performance. In 2014, he worked with Brett Bailey on the postcolonial production of Verdi's Macbeth, in the arrangement by Fabrizio Kassol in Capetown, which was then shown at the most important European festivals.
He has conducted at the Vancouver and Philadelphia Opera, Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, then the Philharmonic Orchestra of Capetown, the Oklahoma Philharmonic Orchestra and in numerous European orchestras. He was awarded the Hanns Eisler Award for Contemporary Music Interpretation.