July 20, 2020 - On the program of the 19th KotorArt Don Branko's Music Days tomorrow at 9.30 pm in the Church of St. Spirit, as part of the KotorArt Talents series, soprano Petra Radulović will be performing alongside the pianist Professor Oleksiy Molchanov.
Petra Radulović is studying solo vocal performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. During the last year, she had notable performances in the capital of Serenissima. Among others, she performed with the young pianist Andrija Jovović, whose concert, also at the Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, in the Church of St. Spirit at 9.30 pm. Both appearances by these young performers will be broadcast live on Kotor's Cinema Square, in partnership with the Ombra cafe. It is also possible to follow the concert virtually, via social media platforms Youtube and Facebook.
On Friday, July 24, at the Cinema Square at 9 pm, KotorArt will start a series of talks with relevant artists, festival directors, and intellectuals, as well as on the impact of the coronavirus on cultural life, art, and festivals. The first conversation is reserved for two prominent Montenegrin artists, guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and pianist Ratimir Martinović, Director of KotorArt, who will host the evening. They will discuss various experiences within the current situation and its impact on the world of music, the position of art in Montenegro in these circumstances, and the perspective and ways of adapting to the new reality.
The weekend at the Festival is traditionally reserved for Jazz Square. On Saturday, July 25, in the Luštica Bay Amphitheater at 9 pm, the MP trio's performance is planned, which will be presented to the festival audience in Kotor on Sunday, July 26, at the Cinema Square at 10 pm. MP Trio consists of famous jazz musicians Miladin Perunicic (guitar), Davor Novak (bass guitar), and Ivan Ivanovic (drums).
In addition to these programs, KotorArt Don Branko's Music Days continue with the concept of the Port of Art, which includes performances by young musicians from the terraces of several Kotor palaces, giving a unique atmosphere of the Old Town during the Festival, as well as morning concerts "Boka Music."
The KotorArt International Festival, an event of national importance for the culture of Montenegro, won the most prestigious award in the field of tourism "Wild Beauty Awards" and was declared the best event in Montenegro for 2018. Every summer, KotorArt gathers an impressive number of international artists, and with over 200 programs (dozens of central and over one hundred accompanying programs) at numerous ambient locations in Kotor and across Boka. It attracts tens of thousands of visitors, making it one of the most visited festivals in the region.