Santa Barbara - Kotor, Montenegro Sister City Recital

Event Date: 

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Price: 

Free
Reservations not available
Seating is first come, first served

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Pictured (clockwise from top left): Katrina Agate (cello), Nastasja Vojinović (violin), Sarah Bashore (violin/viola), and Andrija Jovović (piano)
Pictured (clockwise from top left): Katrina Agate (cello), Nastasja Vojinović (violin), Sara Bashore (violin/viola), and Andrija Jovović (piano) 
 
In celebration of the collaboration between the Santa Barbara-Kotor, Montenegro Sister City program and the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music, alumni Katrina Agate (cello) and Sara Bashore (violin/viola) will perform with Nastasja Vojinović (violin) and Andrija Jovović (piano) on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 12:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will include works by Antonín Dvořák, Dmitri Shostakovich, Gabriel Fauré, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Admission is free.
 
The artists will present a second concert, “Strings & Keys!”, at Weinman Hall on the Music Academy of the West campus on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7 pm. Tickets and more information are available at sbkotorsistercity.com or email sjldenise@cox.net

Program 

Bagatelles, Op. 46
Antonín Dvořák
 
5 Pieces for two violin and piano 
Dmitri Shostakovich
 
Elegy in C Minor, Op. 24 
Gabriel Fauré
 
Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

About the Artists

Sara Bashore, Violin/Viola

Violinist/Violist Sara Bashore received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2017 and 2019, respectively. While at UCSB, she studied under the tutelage of Yuval Yaron, Ambroise Aubrun, Jonathan Moerschel, and Ertan Torgul. As a graduate student, she was selected to receive the prestigious Young Artist String Quartet fellowship. She has performed in solo and chamber master classes with the Juilliard Quartet, Danish String Quartet, Calidore Quartet, Felice Quartet, Leonidas Kavakos, Martin Beaver, Jennifer Koh, Aimee Kreston, Joyce Osborne, Danielle Belen, and Tereza Stanislav. Sara served as the concertmistress of both the UCSB Chamber Orchestra and the UCSB Pops Orchestra, and is a first violinist in the Santa Maria Philharmonic and Orchestra Novo. In 2018, she was selected by the Santa Barbara – Kotor Sister City exchange program’s collaboration with University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Music to be an international guest artist at the KotorArt Music Festival in Montenegro. She is currently working as a chamber coach for Santa Barbara Strings where she strongly supports young musicians. 

Nastasja Vojinović, Violin

Violinist Nastasja Vojinović is currently a student of Dr. Wen Qian, majoring in violin performance at the Mannes School of Music (The New School) in New York City. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Academy of Music in Belgrade (Serbia) and her Master of Music degree at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia. She received 1st Prizes at the International Competition for Young Violinists in Barletta (2006) and the International Competition Petar Toskov in Belgrade (2007)  She was previously a member of  Belgrade Strings and was most recently awarded a Gold Medal at the Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow in 2017 competition, as well as the Helen Kwalwasser Prize for excellence in the study of a stringed instrument at Temple University. Nastasja currently performs with the Philadelphia String Quartet, the Messiez Trio, and the newly founded Orquesta Tipica Messiez.

Katrina Agate, Cello

Cellist Katrina Agate has studied with Andrew Cook, Janet Shulman, Ryan Sweeney, Clive Greensmith, Jacob Braun, and most recently, Jennifer Kloetzel. She has participated in numerous masterclasses with cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis, Alban Gerhardt, and Carter Brey. In the summer of 2015, she was selected to be a Fellow in Music Academy of the West's music festival program, studying under David Geber and Alan Stepansky. In 2019, she received first place in the senior instrumental category of the PASF Scholarship Competition, and that summer was selected by the Santa Barbara – Kotor Sister City exchange program’s collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Music to be an international guest artist at the KotorArt Music Festival in Montenegro. She recently completed degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music (Cello Performance) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently attending the University of California, San Diego, as a graduate student in Electrical Engineering, but is maintaining an active schedule with music. Most recently, she performed in several concerts with Coldplay, as well as on their upcoming album. 

Andrija Jovovic, Piano

Pianist Andrija Jovovic was born in Cetinje, Montenegro and began his musical studies at the age of 6. He is currently a student at the Vienna Mdw (University of Music and Performing Arts) where he is a student of Nataša Veljković. He has participated in many important master classes and seminars including those of renowned pianists and pedagogues Dmitry Bashkirov, Akiko Ebi, Vladimir Viardo, Hoest Leichtfried, Aleksandar Serdar, Boris Kraljević, and Yuri Kot. He has performed on important concerts series such as the "Bank Austria Salon" in the Altes Rathaus, "Gesellschaft für Musiktheater", "Palais Eschenbach" (Vienna), City Hall in Novi Sad, KotorArts Festival in Montenegro, and for the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro in Serbia, Bosnia, and Italy. In addition to receiving 1st Prize at the International Competition "Banjalučji Bijenale.” in 2016, Andrija has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, including "Citta di Avezzano Rome “(2011), and “Piano Talents” Milano. (2012) 
 

 

 
Pictured (clockwise from top left): Katrina Agate (cello), Nastasja Vojinović (violin), Sara Bashore (violin/viola), and Andrija Jovović (piano)