After the final concert of the Montenegro Summer Camp for Chamber Music held in Podgorica on August 7, 2020, daily newspaper “Dan”, published the review titled “Young musicians following into footsteps of their mentors’’.

We are happy to publish an excerpt:

The final concert of the participants, third in a series of the ninth Montenegro Summer Camp for Chamber Music was held on August 7, in front of  the “Risto Stijović” Gallery in Podgorica. The concert, featured various chamber ensembles, from duos to septet, and was  part of the Podgorica Cultural Summer festival.

The duo, violinist Jovan Jovović and violist Staša Jovović, were the first to take the stage, performing the first movement of Mozart’s Duo for Violin and Viola in G major no. 1 K423. The audience then enjoyed two movements from Handel’s Sonata for Two Cellos and Piano in G minor Op. 2 No. 8 performed by the trio – cellists Kosta Popović and Sari Šaćiri accompanied by pianist Petar Popović.

Movement Adagio from the Clarinet Quintet in E flat major Op. 23 by R. Wagner, edited by H.J.Baermann was performed by Ana Vulović – clarinet, Viktor Huter – first violin, Jovan Jovović – second violin, Saša Jovović – viola and Ana Zvicer – double bass.

Then the audience listened to another duo: the first and the second movement of Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56, performed by the talented Luka Perazic and Viktor Huter. After them, another duo, cellist Dmitrii Prokofiev and pianist Vladana Perović, took the stage and performed the third movement of the Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 by S. Rachmaninov, and another piece on encore at the request of the audience.

The third movement of the Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano by B. Martinu was the next piece of an interesting concert repertoire, performed by flutist Petra Lekić, cellist Prokofiev and pianist Perović. “Crisantemi” composition written by  Giacomo Puccini for string quintet was performed by Marko Simović – violin, Perazić – violin, Vladislava Drašković – viola, Prokofiev – cello and Zvicer – double bass.

The first movement of Beethoven’s  Septet Op. 20, was performed by violinist Simović, violist Drašković, cellist Popović, double bassist Zvicer, clarinetist Damjan Begović, horn player Masha Tulić and bassoonist Georgij Kalajdiev. At the end of the concert, the audience heard the premiere of the piece for two cellos and the piano “Trace of the Giant”,  written especially for this occasion by Slobodanka Bobana Dabović Đurić, who was inspired by Beethoven’s work. The piece was performed by a trio consisting of cellists Kosta Popović and Sari Šaćiri and pianist Natasa Popović.

In addition to interesting pieces that we don’t often have the opportunity to hear at live concerts, emotionally inspired interpretations of all musicians, those who are already on stage as well as those who are just entering it, will be remembered. It should also be noted that the young ones have shown that they are on the trail of their mentors, not only when it comes to techniques, but also an understanding of what they perform.