Sanja Romić – Oboe
”Sanja is musically very profound and has beautiful tone which transcends the whole orchestra and inspires her colleagues”, said legendary conductor Zubin Mehta. Since 2011 Sanja has held the position of Solo Oboist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and since 2016 she is a teacher of orchestral studies in the woodwind department at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.
Zoran Anić – Guitar
Zoran Anić is a Serbian guitarist whose interpretations are described as “virtuosic and inspirational”. Recent projects include the duo MUSHKALICA with accordionist Nenad Ljubenovic and Quintet MUSHKALICA Super Nova Band characterized by the artistic ethno-sound; his group UN VIAGGIO involves collaboration with one of the finest tenor singers Zoran Todorovich; another ensemble Duo GUITANEON he formed with the world famous bandoneon player Aleksandar Nikolic. Besides active solo and chamber music repertoire, he regularly performs major works for guitar and orchestra. The world premiere of J. S. Bach’s Concerto No. 5 in F Minor for piano and orchestra was a special performance for the guitarist. He has made a great number of audio and visual recordings, and aside from this, is highly dedicated to his students. He regularly appears as a jury member of different international competitions and festivals. He is one of the founding members of the Serbian Association of Classical Guitar (SAKG), the Association of Southeastern Europe Classical Guitarist (ASEG) and a founder and director of Guitar Open Festival and the International Music Academy in Subotica.
Concert Premiere: Sunday 18th April
Sounds of Tradition
Using traditional folk songs and harmonies as their inspiration, the unusual duo combination of oboe and guitar will explore how their musical roots impact upon their current sense of art and self.
As part of the festival’s Green Mission, Sanja has chosen to complete the following task provided by Harmonic Progression: to get to know plant-based foods full of protein.