07 March 2019 8:00 PM


National Theatre Sarajevo

P. I. Tschaikovsky: Overture-fantasia Romeo and Juliet
P. I. Tschaikovsky: Overture-fantasia Hamlet, Op. 67
J. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47

LUKA LJUBAS Violin, Vienna


Aleksandar Markovic has established himself as a charismatic and inspiring symphonic and operatic conductor who has enjoyed highly successful tenures as Chief Conductor of the Tiroler Landestheater & Orchester in Innsbruck, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, and Music Director of Opera North.

Born in Belgrade, and a graduate of Leopold Hager’s conducting class at the Universitaẗ fur̈ Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Aleksandar Markovic also attended masterclasses at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, where he was awarded a Diploma d’onore. He gained a scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation Berlin and won First Prize at the 7th “Gregorz Fitelberg” International Conducting Competition in Katowice, Poland.

Aleksandar Markovic commands a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire, ranging from Classic and Romantic to contemporary styles. His keen interest in 20th-century and avant- garde music has led to performances of works by the likes of Hartmann, Schiske, Istvan, Rozsa, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Glass, D’Ase, Pintscher, Larcher, Tuür, ̈ Yusupov and Salonen.

As Music Director of Opera North, he conducted Janacek’s Jenufa and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, as well as several concert appearances with the Orchestra of Opera North with repertoire ranging from Mozart through Schumann, Wagner, and Strauss. As Chief Conductor of the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck he conducted highly acclaimed productions of Salome, Der fliegende Hollander, ̈ Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana/ I Pagliacci, Le nozze di Figaro, Romeo et Juliette, Traviata, Nabucco, Norma, and Swan Lake, as well as many innovative symphonic programmes. He also conducted a new production of La forza del Destino at the National Theatre Belgrade and appeared at the National Theatre Prague and the Landestheater Salzburg. He celebrated the 2013 “Wagner Year” with a new production of Der fliegende Hollander̈ at the Slovenian National Theatre Ljubljana, and a concert performance of Rienzi in Munich’s Philharmonie am Gasteig. During his time with the Brno Philharmonic, and in addition to their annual season, he took the orchestra to the Vienna Konzerthaus, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, the Palace of Arts Budapest, Brucknerhaus Linz, the Queen Elisabeth Hall Antwerp, Reduta Hall Bratislava, Passau’s European Weeks festival, and on an extensive tour of Japan. In the autumn of 2014, they performed an all-Wagner programme in Stefaniensaal, Graz, for opening of the Musikverein fur̈ Steiermark’s 200th anniversary celebrations.

Orchestral appearances have included the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, RTE Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, National Orchestra of Belgium, Munich Radio Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the MalmöSymphony, the Qatar Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Croatian HRT and Prague Radio symphony orchestras, the Slovenian Philharmonic and the Slovak Philharmonic, with whom he recorded the CD Sinful Women for Czech national label Supraphon. He has also enjoyed successful debuts with the Wuppertal Opera and Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Symphony Orchestra of Teatro Verdi Trieste, Bremen Philharmonic, Lubeck̈ Philharmonic and Mannheim Chamber Orchestra.

Other guest conducting appearances include the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Halle, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, DSO Berlin, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Concertverein, Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of St. Gallen, State Orchestra Braunschweig, Belgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic and Kremerata Baltica

LUKA LJUBAS – violin

Luka Ljubas was born in Vienna in 1996 into a family of Croatian-Japanese musicians in Vienna.

He first learnt the violin from his mother and then moved to Prof. Arkadij Winokurow at the state music school in Margareten, Vienna. In 2006 he was admitted to the class of Brian Finlayson at the State Conservatorium of Carinthia, Since 2012 he has been studying with Prof. Gerhard Schulz at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.

Luka has won several national competitions, including two first prizes with extra prizes at the state and federal competition Prima la musica, has received many prizes at the State Conservatorium of Carinthia and in 2014 he was awarded a special prize for this artistic efforts by the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.

The young musician is the winner of several international competitions. In 2012 he was awarded the first prize at the Premio Citta di Padova in the stringed instruments category and in 2013 he was the winner, as youngest entrant, playing Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, in the category open to all instruments. He is also prizewinner of the Stefanie Hohl Wettbewerb in Vienna and the Premio di Rodolfo Lipizer in Gorizia.

He is in demand as a soloist nationally and internationally. His debut as a soloist was at age 14 with Wieniawski’s 2nd violin concerto. His greatest triumph so far was as a soloist with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in the Wiener Konzerthaus under Joji Hattori, playing Haydn’s violin concerto.

Luka has worked together with Nadja Höbarth, Erwin Kropfitsch and Ekaterina Rumyantseva. He has also been in musical contact with Mark Kindaid and Rohan De Silva.
He has attended masterclasses with So-Ock Kim, Pavel Vernikov, Eszter Haffner, Igor Ozim, Yuzuko Horigome, Rodney Friend, György Pauk and Taras Gabora.

Luka has been supported by the Viennese violin maker Christine Eriks, who has lent him violins and bows including a violin made by Felix Mori Costa in 1812.

Since 2014 he has been performing on a violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in Turin between 1783 and 1785. This violin was kindly lent by Andrea König through Beare’s International Violin Society in London.


Sarajevska filharmonija 2016

Sarajevska filharmonija 2016


Concert Road to World Peace

Concert Road to World Peace



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