November 22, 2018 - Dora Štampić, a 13-year girl from Tivat, the student of Elementary School Drago Milović and Tivat Music School, has again shown remarkable success at the regional festival of young talents. With the song "Child is an Important Man" which premiered in September at the Angel Voice Festival in Belgrade, she performed last weekend at the 8th MEDEMUS Fest "Otvoreno srce“ (“Open Heart"), an international festival of young talents organized by the Multimedia Center in Tutin, Serbia, and she won the first prize.
At the festival, 16 performers from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Serbia competed. Apart from the first prize for interpretation, Dora Štampić, with her friend Tara Petrović from Tivat, was also awarded the stage performance.
For this young lady, every performance at a festival is an opportunity to meet new friends, as well as to establish new contacts. Thus, she says, the stay in Tutin brought her an offer to participate as a special guest at the International Festival "ABANICO" - Festival of popular music and dance, to be held from 22-24 March 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria, organized by the Artvoices Music Association, sponsored by the Department of Education of the Spanish Embassy in Bulgaria and the mayor of Sofia.
Dora is grateful to the art team, who signs her sixth song “A child is an Important Man.“
"Tode Nikoletić wrote the text, Ognjan Cvekić signs the arrangement, and Dijana Bogićević composed the music," explains Dora. Montenegrin composers and children's pedagogues Frenki and Dijana Bogićević are her teachers of singing since the beginnings of music engagement, and Dora owes them the most gratitude for the successes she has gained since 2014.
Dora Štampić Already Has Six Songs
This young Tivat talent has performed at the most important festivals for children organized in Montenegro – “Naša radost“ (“Our Joy“) in Podgorica and “Zlatna pahulja“ (“Golden Snowflake“) in Rožaje. But she has also come to many festivals in the region: “Školjkice u plavom“ ("Shells in Blue") in Novi Sad, the festival “Dok Lašva teče“ ("While flowing Lašva") in Novi Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the famous Zagreb children's festival "Zlatna frula" (“Golden Flute“), and the “Angel Voice“ youth festival in Belgrade.
Also, no children's event in Tivat and Kotor passes without Dora's participation, and for the second year in a row, she also participated in the accompanying program of the Festival of Children's Theater Kotor. Calls are coming all the time and from the other parts of Montenegro. Also, as a representative of the Tivat Music School, Dora Štampić often performs at national competitions of music schools' students.
The songs "Babaroga," “Najljepši san“ ("The Most Beautiful Dream"), “Dobrodošlica“ ("Welcome"), “Čik pogodi“ ("Guess if You Can“), "Ljuboples" have made Dora Stampić very popular among peers. She does not personally think that she is special and important because she recognized her talents. She says that all children can be successful in what they like if they are lucky enough to recognize and support their talents. She remembers that her music story was initially attributed to Ružica Lazarević, now Director of the Elementary School Drago Milović. Dora was a trainee of her School for talents, and thanks to her started Dora's cooperation with Dijana and Frenki Bogićević, where her first song "Babaroga" was born.
"It is early to know what I will deal with when I grow up. For now, I enjoy singing and socializing and traveling that music is bringing to me. At the moment I think that when I grow up, I would like to be an actress. That profession includes many things I enjoy, " says Dora Štampić, who was on the scene for the first time with just three years, as the youngest majorette dancer of the Fashion-dance Club "Modest" from Tivat.