In accord with the wishes of the participants and the recommendations of the mentors of the Montenegro Summer Camp for Chamber Music, we have selected a diverse repertoire, which is currently being studied in our master classes and music workshops.
Moreover, we have included many works of chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven in our repertoire this summer in order to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Furthermore, the young Montenegrin composer Slobodan Bobana Dabović-Đurić wrote this year, especially for our camp, a musical work dedicated to the Beethoven commemoration. It is called “Trag Velikana” (Trace of the Giants), and will be premiered in a performance by Summer Camp participants and mentors. In addition to Beethoven, this year’s repertoire includes chamber works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, George Frideric Handel, Franz Doppler, Cesar Franck, Sergei Prokofiev, Georg Philipp Telemann, Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Bohuslav Martinu. To avoid possible health risks and comply with the recommendations of the national Institute of Public Health, we made some changes to this year’s program content. We selected chamber music compositions written for smaller ensembles, and chose to omit the program for chamber orchestra, which has had a significant place in our repertoire in years prior. The number of students this year is also smaller than usual — some twenty student participants in all, coming from Podgorica, Cetinje, Budva, Niksic, Bar, Kotor, Herceg Novi and Stuttgart. That said, we have managed to put together a total of 19 different chamber music ensembles, including duo, trio, quartet and even septet.