31 January 2018 8:00 PM


National Theatre Sarajevo

W.A.Mozart: Symphony no. 39, KV 543, E flat major
P.I.Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise for violin and orchestra
P. de Sarasate: Gypsy Airs op. 20
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme op. 33

ŽIVA PLOJ PERŠUH Conductor, Slovenia
RENATO KAMHI Violin, France


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Živa Ploj Peršuh – conductor

»Hard work, talent and expertise have led conductor Živa Ploj Peršuh to becoming an established figure in Slovene music. And she continues to surprise audiences with her fresh and convincing performances. « (Monika Kartin, for Ljubljana Festival)

She is not only present as conductor with broad symphonic and opera repertoire, she also strongly believes in importance of passing on the knowledge and skills in the arts, especially classical music of all periods and genres and gathering world most versatile and recognized musicians around her in Ljubljana where she is key personality, founder and artistic director of the Branimir Slokar Academy and Ljubljana International Orchestra. With her Ljubljana International Orchestra with its members from all over the world, she toured in Italy, Serbia, Great Britain and Spain.

Internationally, she has conducted the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wroclaw Philharmonic, the Serbian Camerata Academica Novi Sad and Camerata Serbica. She has collaborated on musical projects in Ljubljana, Mannheim and at the Lucerne Festival.

She led the String Chamber Orchestra of the Ljubljana Academy of Music and she was also conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music. She is regularly conducting the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of the Slovene National Theatres in Maribor and Ljubljana and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

Živa Ploj Peršuh has broad repertoire from baroque to contemporary music and she regularly collaborates with Slovene composers. She has been intensively involved in the education of children and youth with the Family Cycle Festinice. In Slovene National Theater Opera Ljubljana, she conducted Strauss’ Salome and in Teatro Verdi in Trieste Swan Lake both with great acclaim. She conducted new ballet production Heartmeat, a contemporary dance premiere choreographed by recently awarded Rosana Hribar and Gregor Luštek.

Antonina Zharava - cello

Antonina Zharava was born into a musical family in 1986 in Minsk, Belarus. As a recipient of a scholarship from the French government, she studied at the Paris Conservatory with Philippe Muller.

She took part in international festivals and masterclasses such as Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles, Heifetz Institute in Wolfeboro, Casals Festival in Prades, Chigiana Academia in Siena, where she received lessons with renown tutors: Ralph Kirshbaum, Frans Helmerson, David Geringas, Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Artemis Quartet.

A prizewinner of numerous cello competitions: “Dr Louis Sigall” in Chile (2006), “FLAME” in France (2005), “Popper” in Hungary (2000), “Heran” in the Czech Republic (1997).

Antonina is a multi-faceted and compelling artist. She is deeply involved in various artistic and chamber music projects as a member of Trio Ark with Renato Kamhi, violinist and Thomas Delclaud, pianist.

Since 2013, Antonina Zharava is professor of cello at the «Maurice Ravel» Conservatory of Music in Paris.

Renato Kamhi biography

Born in Sarajevo, Renato Kamhi graduated from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and Ghent.
He was formed in the Russian tradition of violin with internationally renowned artists such as Mihail Bezverkhny (First prize of the Queen Elizabeth Competition and student of the great pedagogue Yuri Yankelevitch) and Urszula Gorniak (solo violin in Opéra de la Monnaie and assistant of Philippe Hirschhorn).

He is invited as soloist with orchestra in France, Belgium and England. He was leader of the second violins at the Santiago Opera in Chile (Philharmonic Orchestra) and played in orchestras in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, China and France in prestigious concert halls such as Philharmonie de Paris, Pleyel and Gaveau.

Very active in chamber music, playing violin and viola, he founded the Trio ARK - with cellist Antonina Zharava and pianist Thomas Delclaud - which is invited to festivals around the world. Their album Escales will be released early in 2018.

Renato Kamhi teaches at the Paris Conservatoire and gives master classes in France and abroad.


Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013

Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013


Gianluigi Gelmetti

Gianluigi Gelmetti



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