23.09. Camerata Garestin

Monday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Great Hall of the County Palace

Camerata Garestin

Ivana Lazar, soprano
Berislav Puškarić, bass
Krešimir Lazar, cello
Krešimir Has, harpsichord




Ivan Lukačić
Coeli enarrant, aria, bass
Sicut cedrus, aria, soprano
In lectulo meo, duet, soprano & bass 

Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata for cello in B flat major, RV 47

Johann Sebastian Bach
Quia respexit, aria, soprano (from Magnificat)
Quia fecit mihi magna, aria, bass (from Magnificat) 

Georg Friedrich Händel
Giu nei Tartarei regni, duet, soprano & bass
Che vai pensando folle pensier, duet, soprano & bass


About performer:

Ensemble Camerata Garestin gathers Croatian leading vocal and instrumental interprets of music from the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Violoncellist from Varaždin, Krešimir Lazar, founded it in 2008, together with Ivana Lazar, soprano, Dani Bošnjak, flutist and Krešimir Has, harpsichordist and organist. It consists of musicians whose vast experience contribute to the cultural and artistic life of the Republic of Croatia for a long time. Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia recognized this contribution multiple times and supports the work of the ensemble continuously. Camerata Garestin is outlined with favorable reviews, for example on Croatian national festival Varaždin Baroque Evenings. The ensemble performed at the prestigious international festival of Baroque music SEVIQC Brežice, at The Festival of Croatian Music in Vienna – performing in renowned Hofburgkapelle. Camerata Garestin is probably the first Croatian ensemble for historic music professionally engaged in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Voorshoten, den Haag, 2014.); it also appeared in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Germany, and Austria. The ensemble members play music on authentic Baroque instruments and identical replicas. Program direction in which they are heading consists of thematic concert projects, showing extraordinary works of European and Croatian masters made in the period of Renaissance, gallant style, Rococo and in the early Classical period. Ensemble puts a special emphasis on Croatian musical heritage by performing pieces by Marko Lukačić, Vinko Jelić, Gabriel Puliti, Tomas Cecchini and Ivan Šibenčanin. In 2017, at the 47th Varaždin Baroque Evenings, the ensemble received Jurica Murai prize.