27 July 2019 - Soprano Ena Topčibašić will be in the focus of the Evening of Montenegrin and Russian Art on Thursday, August 1st, which will take place at the Great Hall (Montenegrin: Velika sala) of the Cultural and Informational Centre Budo Tomović in Podgorica, starting at 8 pm.
The artist will perform with Russian pianist Elena Larina and Montenegrin actors Anđelija Rondović, Marko Rajković, Jovan Dabović and Jelena Šestović who will perform the works of Mihailo Lalić and Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. The actors will also recite the poetry of Obrad Nenezić, Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin and Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin.
The concert program includes works by Brinčki, Prebanda, Krstić, Babić, Hatze, Rahmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Smetana, as well as numerous Montenegrin and Russian songs.
Ena Topčibašić graduated from elementary school in Bijelo Polje. She also graduated from elementary music school in Bijelo Polje. As a member of a piano duo, she won a silver lyre at the state competition held in Herceg Novi in 2014. The same year, she was declared a winner at the NIS Olympics in Russian language held in Novi Sad. In June 2014 she represented Montenegro at the World Russian Language Olympics, held in Moscow, where she won the first prize in the competition of representatives from 26 countries. She finished high school at the Art School for Music and Ballet Vasa Pavić, at the department of solo singing, in the class of Professor Zorana Latković. Numerous prizes she won during high school include: Golden Lyre at the state solo singing competition, the second prize at the international competition of solo singers Bruna Špiler, the special prize as a member of the chamber ensemble at the state competition and the third prize at the international solo singers competition Nikola Cvejić in Ruma
Since October 2018, Topčibašić has been studying singing at the Vienna Music Academy - Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in the class of Professor Martin Vácha. In September 2018, she became a member of the famous choir - Arnold Schoenberg Chor. She also performs at the Vienna Opera Theatre - season 2018/19, in the performance of the opera Orleanskaya deva by the composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and also in the performance of the opera Oberon by the composer Carl Maria von Weber. In October of the same year, she got a chance to be the lead in a project under the leadership of world renowned tenor, Michael Schade. As the youngest member of the group, she gained experience in the Vienna music scene singing Monteverdi's works in December 2018. She performed well-known Napolitano melodies in February 2019 at the concert in Waldenstein. During her studies at the Music Academy she performed at concerts at the Schönbrunn-Schlosstheater in January and May 2019. She currently has excellent cooperation with Russian pianist Elena Larina and is continuing her path in the spirit of Russian music, singing at the Russian Cultural Centre in Vienna, focusing on the works of composers Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.
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