On the Croatian music scene since 2013 operates a professional ensemble called “Projekt Lazarus”.
The research, revitalization, promotion and presentation of Croatian musical heritage are the primary objectives of the “Projekt Lazarus” which are being realized through two main processes; exploring yet undiscovered musical literature from 16thto 18th century in cooperation with experts for that period, and modeling professional ensemble necessary for the preparation and presentation of musical pieces. In addition, “Projekt Lazarus” is focused on the performance of the works that are rarely performed as well as those that have not yet been recorded.
With founder and leader Robert Palić, artistic director of the ensemble is conductor Darijan Ivezić and its artistic collaborator and producer is pianist Martina Mičija Palić. Artistic associate and advisor of the ensemble is distinguished scholar and musicologist Ennio Stipčević.
Along with the conductor and artistic associate, the basic setup of the ensemble “Projekt Lazarus” is as follows: Tanja Ruždjak and Tanja Rupnik – sopranos, Martina Menegoni and Nikolina Virgej Pintar – mezzo-sopranos, Ivan Martinčić and Siniša Galović – tenors, Matija Meić – baritone and Robert Palić – bass. The setup of the ensemble adjusts according to the demands of selected programme, therefore the following associates has been engaged so far for the ensemble needs: Darija Auguštan – soprano, Goran Zorić – tenor, Martin Feller – bass, as well as distinguished instrumentalists – violinist Ivan Jakšeković and pianist Božo Letunić.