30.09. Zagreb soloists

Monday, September 30, 8 p.m.
St.Nichola’s Church

Zagreb soloists

Sreten Krstić, concert master
Krunoslav Marić, Saki Kodama, Đana Davor Philips, Ivan Novinc, Mislav Pavlin, violins
Hrvoje Philips, Marko Otmačić, violas
Smiljan Mrčela, Jasen Chelfi, cellos
Mario Ivelja, double bass
Dario Golčić, oboe
Pavao Mašić, harpsichord





Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for three violins in D major, BWV 1064R
no tempo indication
soloists: Saki Kodama, Ivan Novinc, Mislav Pavlin


Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Largo ma non tanto
soloists: Sreten Krstić, Krunoslav Marić 

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for violini n E major, BWV 1042
Allegro assai
soloists: Sreten Krstić


Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV 1060a
soloists: Sreten Krstić – violin, Dario Golčić – oboe

Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068

Johann Sebastian Bach
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book II.
Prelude in D minor, BWV 875 (arr. S.Krstić)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue from Great Fantasie and fugue in G minor, , BWV 542, (arr. P.Mash)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and fugue in D minor, BWV 539
(arr. S.Krstić)


About performer:


Ensemble Zagreb Soloists is founded in 1953 as a Radio Zagreb ensemble under the renowned cellist, Antonio Janigro, artistic leadership. During more than six decades – under the leadership of equally famous concertmasters, such as Dragutin Hrdoljak, Tonko Ninić, Anđelko Krpan, and Borivoj Martinčić-Jerčić – Zagreb Soloists reflect the quality of music at an enviable level and regularly present it on prestigious world concert stages. Since 2012, the ensemble performs under the leadership of Sreten Krstic, who is also the leader of the Munich Philharmonic.

Since their inception, Zagreb Soloists gave over 4000 concerts on all continents and in many prestigious venues such as the Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Royal Festival Hall (London), Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), Santa Cecilia (Rome), Carnegie Hall (New York), Opera House (Sydney), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Teatro Real (Madrid), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), etc. They have regularly performed at the major music festivals such as those in Salzburg, Prague, Edinburgh, Berlin, Bergen, Barcelona, Istanbul, Prades Ossiach, Dubrovnik and elsewhere, playing with numerous distinguished soloists, for example – Henryk Szeryng, Alfred Brendel, Christian Ferras, Pierre Fournier, Leonard Rose, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Aldo Ciccolini, Katia Ricciarelli, Lily Laskin, Zuzana Růžičková, Mario Brunello, Isabelle Moretti, Guy Touvron, Ray Chen and many others.

Zagreb Soloists’ performing repertoire entails baroque, classicist, romantic and contemporary music, with particular attention given to Croatian composers – both of those who represent the musical heritage and those of the younger generation. They recorded more than seventy albums for companies like Vanguard House, EMI, ASV, Eurodisc, Melodia, HISP-vox, Pickwick, and Croatia Records. One of the most notable recent recordings is the album with works by Ernesto Cordero, featuring prominent soloists such as the violinist Guillermo Figueroa and the guitarist Pepe Romero (Naxos 2010) that subsequently nominated for the Latin Grammy Award. In June 2014, the ensemble has also released a compact disc with works by Boris Papandopulo, performing with pianist Oliver Triendl – the project that thrilled both, local and international music critics.

Among the awards and accolades received by Zagreb Soloists are: the first prize at Mar del Plata (for the CD “Concertos of the 18th Century”), Pablo Casals Medal, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Medal (for a contemporary music performance), Vladimir Nazor Award, Milka Trnina Award, Josip Štolcer Slavenski Award for the best performance of a work by a Croatian composer, Varaždin Baroque Evenings awards Ivan Lukačić, Villa Manin Award, UNESCO Award, The City of Zagreb Award, Silver CD label of Croatia Records, Order of Merit, The City of Zagreb Plaque, several Croatian Music ‘Porin’ (including the he Lifetime Achievement in 1994), Croatian Musical Youth Silver Medal and many others. In 2010, the ensemble won Orlando Grand Prix Award for the outstanding artistic contribution to the entire Dubrovnik Summer Festival.


Sreten Krstić is born in 1953 in Belgrade. He began to play the violin at the age of seven. Since 1980, Krstić has been the concertmaster of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, with the great Sergiu Chelibidache as the orchestra’s chief-conductor. He was a concertmaster of the World Youth Orchestra and performed with soloists such as H. Szering and P. Fournier, and conductors J. Martinon and B. Klee. As a soloist, Krstić performed with famous conductors such as Sergiu Celibidache, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Hiroshi Wakasugi, Horst Stein, Vaclav Neumann and Dmitrij Kitajenko and his career takes him in almost all European countries, Japan, United States and Russia. Krstić has made recordings for all the radio and TV-stations in ex-Yugoslavia, Bavarian Radio (BR), West-German Radio (WDR), BBC (Manchester) and Greek Radio (Thessalonica). Also, for companies such as Thorofon and Arte Nova Classics, amongst others, he has recorded a number of CDs, some as a soloist and others in chamber music. He has founded the strings trio Gasteig-Trio München in 1985, the strings sextet Philharmonische Streichsextett in 1996 and in 1999, the chamber orchestra, Philharmonische Solisten, whose artistic leader he still is. The same year, he became a member of the Gelius Piano Trio. He plays on the violin made by Nicola Gagliano in 1760.