The key idea behind the festival is to support talented young people from music schools and academies throughout Serbia and Republic of Srpska, as well as talented young people across Russia. The festival is a site for a dialogue between the youth of Russia and Serbia, it provides an opportunity for sharing experiences and musical networking.
Supporting the Festival is Gazprom Neft’s contribution, as a major international investor in Serbia, into the development of cultural and social cooperation between the two countries.
The competition will be organised across four specialities — piano, strings, wind instruments and vocals.
The 2015 festival saw young Russian musicians compete for the first time, thanks to support from the Gazprom Neft “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, with music schools from Omsk, Tomsk, Muravlenko, Noyabrsk, Orenburg and Khanty-Mansiysk taking part.
The key idea behind the Festival is to support talented young people from music schools and academies throughout Serbia and talented young people from across Russia, providing a platform for dialogue between talented young people in Russia and Serbia, allowing them to share experience and develop musical and cultural ties.
The Festival includes mandatory competitive and cultural programmes, with young artists competing in the performance of classical and contemporary pieces by Russian and Serbian composers. The non-competitive cultural programme includes concerts and performances by famous Russian and Serbian musicians.
The Festival is symbolised in the “Golden Matryoshka”, reflecting the real essence of pan-Slavonic unity, exemplified by freedom in musical self-expression.
Every year, special guests of the festival are the celebrities of classical music. In particular, the head of the Mariinsky Theater, conductor Valery Gergiev was the honorary guest of the festival in 2017, he held an open master class for the Serbian symphony orchestra. Among the artists who performed on the stage of Drvargrad are famous musicians: Denis Matsuev, Yuri Rozum, Nemanja Radulovich, Alena Baeva.
Zoran Komadina received his primary and secondary music education in Sarajevo.
He studied composition at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad with Prof. Dusan Radic, he continued his studies at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade with Professor Vlastimir Trajkovic, a master’s degree.
He is engaged in music as a performer, composer and conductor. He writes chamber, solo and symphonic music.
Currently, he teaches at the Music Academy in East Sarajevo theoretical disciplines.
Zoran acted conductor at the premiere of the opera “Time of the Gypsies” in France and Serbia.
Russian pianist, People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of international competitions, soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society, president of the International Charitable Fund Yuri Rozum, Academy of Natural Sciences, Professor and Head of Department of Special Piano Russian Academy of Music. Gnesin.
Since 2011 Yuri Rozum is an honorary professor at Moscow State University of Culture and Arts and an honorary member of the International Academy of Arts.
Yuri Rozum was born in Moscow on February 22 at the family baritone Alexander Rozum and conductor-choirmaster Academic Choir of Russian Song of radio and television Russia Galina Rojdestvenskaya.
In 2005 Yuri Rozum founded the International Foundation Yuri Rozum, whose main purpose is to support young talents.