From 19h00 to 19h30 and from 23h15 to 00h00
Balkan Trafik! Festival
Who and What?
Mersiha Teskeredžić is a versatile violinist from Bosnia and Herzegovina who has played concerts as soloist with many ensembles throughout Europe. She now tours in France, Belgium and Germany with her founded project VioPhonia..
She studied in Sarajevo, Istanbul, Moscow and Mons under the hands of eminent professors such as F.Sijaric, E. Jewett, A Kirov, by winning State Scholarships.
Currently Mersiha is working on her pre doctoral degree based on the Viophonia project about sound of a violin.
The noumerous masterclasses with violin masters allowed her to develop a unique performing style. She participated in festivals such as the Sarajevo Winter Festival, Istanbul Culture Capital City of Europe in 2010, Ars Musica Belgium, Klasik Keyifler Istanbul, Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival, BEMUS Belgrade Festival.
Her passion for chamber music has amended in various ensembles in concerts and competitions, with the duo Violin Cello, Piano trio, String quartet, String sextet, Messianen Quartet: which resulted awards of the Best performances. Characterized as very temperamental and passionate for music, Mersiha Teskeredzic has performed as a soloist with the Sarajevo Chamber Orchestra, Zenica Symphony Orchestra, Mostar Sinfonietta, Orchestra of Royal Conservatory Mons and Royal Chamber Orchestra Wallonie with premiere performance in Belgium of concerto Distant Light P. Vasks.
She performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Turkey, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Israel, Russia, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sara Vujadinović was born in Belgrade. She has won numerous international competitions, appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestra in wide variety of international concert venues in Europe and USA. Sara won 30 first and special prizes at prestigious international piano competitions. She was Laureate of Gina Bachauer Young Artist competition, Piano Memorial Isidor Bajic, YAMAHA competition, Smetana competition, Karl Czerny competition...
Currently, she is the student of Concert musician diploma at Royal Flemish Conservatory Brussels under guidance of prof. Aleksandar Madzar and PhD piano studies at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade, under prof. Ninoslav Zivkovic. She graduated in 2010., completed Master piano studies in 2011. and obtained Postgraduate degree in 2015. at Royal Flemish Conservatory Brussels.
Sara performed in Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA. Artistic association ArtLink chose Sara as the most promising young artist and published her first CD. She also maid recordings for BBC Radio, RTS Radio Belgrade, Czech Radio and Television.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Sara preformed at numerous festivals around the world Also, she played concerts with renowned symphony orchestras: "Cristianstad Symfoniker" (Sweden), National Orchestra of Kharkov (Ukraine), "Timisoara Symphony orchestra" (Romania), "Zagreb Soloists" (Croatia and Liechtenstein), National Radio Television Symphony orchestra (Serbia),..
Viophonia is a unique band in the current classical scene, playing both the romantic repertoire as well as contemporary works and for the first experimental time sevdah and etno style, individual to find within themselves desire, strength, passion to go beyond their known boundaries