Mobility of Cultural Workers – Exchange of Musical Potentials

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Božidar Crnjanski, conductor of the Chamber Choir of Novi Sad participates at the 68th Young Artists Festival Bayreuth (Germany), on behalf of the Academy of Arts, within the ‘Out of the Comfort Zone’ Foundation project in the period 1-13 August 2018.

During his stay, Mr Crnjanski will lead workshops for baroque choir under the mentorship of Professor Fred Sjöberg, famous conductor from Sweden. He will work with expert interpretation of ‘Vespro della Beata Vergine’, one of the gems of baroque vocal-instrumental works by Claudio Monteverdi. Besides the choir from Novi Sad, workshops will be attended by 4 choir ensembles from Sweden, Estonia, Greece and Belgium, Symphony Orchestra from Germany, and soloists from Austria, Denmark and United Kingdom within the ‘110 Minutes of Music’.

During the stay, Chamber Choir ensemble of Novi Sad lead by Mr Crnjanski, will perform four solo evening concerts that will represent Novi Sad, cultural capacities of the city and values fostered by the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation.

The Young Artists Festival Bayreuth exists from 1950. The event gathers extraordinary young artists from around the world, who will participate in different musical workshops (chamber music, world music, literature, orchestra, conducting). They will have a chance to get to know different musical traditions, present musical heritage of their country and exchange experience and knowledge.

The aims of the ‘Out of the Comfort Zone’ project within which this exchange has been organised, are improving mobility, improving international cultural cooperation and building institutional and administrative capacities in cultural institutions on the territory of the city of Novi Sad and municipalities of Sremski Karlovci, Beočin and Irig.

This is the first call organised in Novi Sad that promotes mobility of cultural workers and it is part of a broader strategy of internationalisation of cultural scene carried out by the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation.

Within the ‘Out of the Comfort Zone’ project, the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation supported 13 managers working in public cultural institutions and organisations by providing funds for projects of professional trainings abroad.

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