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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The famous violinist Julian Rachlin will once again this September be the host to his musician friends in Dubrovnik and for the 11th time in a row enrich the walls of the old town with the sounds of exqusitly preformed chamber music.
Julian Rachlin got the idea for the festival during his participation at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in 2000. The famous violinist was amazed by the atmosphere of the historical city core, the most beautiful music stage, and ever since then has brought numerous musicians to this pearl of the …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Baroque Evenings and Špancirfest – the Best Invitation

In the second half of August and beginning of September, the City of Varaždin will host two extremely interesting cultural events. Though extremely different in content, and most probably the audience, both traditional events will turn this beautiful baroque city, north-western of Zagreb, into a place of enjoyment for art enthusiasts: the 11th annual Špancirfest festival and the 39th annual Varaždin Baroque Evenings. Over the last ten years, the City of Varaždin Tourist Board has, with the help of the citizens of Varaždin, created the most important urban festival in …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Entire City a Unique Stage

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival, traditionally held from 10 June to 25 August, will once again gather top Croatian and international musical, dance and theatrical performers. What makes this year’s festival special is that it is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The festival turns Dubrovnik, a city of exceptional beauty, into a unique stage. Its history dates back to 1950. It soon became clear that it is an exceptional cultural event. For instance, French author Claude Aveline, who took part in the very first festival, wrote ten years later that, at the …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Among the Europe’s Best Summer Festivals

In a recent report, the British “London paper”, a free of charge paper aimed at young business-people, recommends to its readership to travel to Croatia if they are looking for fun. The journalist Serena Kutchinsky points to the club music festival “The Garden Festival” as particularly interesting. The festival is organized on the Pinija peninsula in Petrčane near Zadar. On account of the exceptional location and selection of musicians, the British Times ranked the festival among the 20 best European summer festivals this year. The festival will be held between …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Festival of Opera, Theatre, Dance and Music

The 55th annual Split Summer Festival will begin with a premiere of Carmina Burana, performed on the Republic Square on 14 July by the Opera and Ballet ensembles of the Split National Theatre. It is directed by the famous Hungarian director Youri Vamos, the orchestra and choir will be conducted by Ivo Lipanović, and solo performances will be delivered by soprano Ivana Kladarin, tenor Sveto Matošić Komnenović and baritone Joachim Seipp. The Split Summer Festival is the oldest and one of the most attractive Croatian festivals, organized since 1954. This …