Saturday at Lisinski: Belgian National Orchestra

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, the Saturday at Lisinski cycle hosts Belgian National Orchestra in collaboration with pianist Ivan Krpan and under the direction of the renowned conductor Hugh Wolff.

The Belgian National Orchestra was founded in 1936. Together with the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, it is the largest and most important symphony orchestra in Belgium. Contemporary music has always had a special place in the orchestra’s rich history and this is why it regularly performs works by Belgian contemporary composers such as Luc Van Hove, Jean-Paul Dessy, Luc Brewaeys, Dirk Brossé and Pierre Bartholomée. The orchestra also fosters the standard repertoire, such as symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler.

Hugh Wolff

The latest among the young artistic collaborators of the Orchestra is the young Croatian pianist Ivan Krpan, thanks to the encouragement and recommendation of Lisinski Hall. Krpan went down in the history of Croatian pianism in 2017, when he won first prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano at the age of twenty. The sensational win was preceded by numerous other awards and wins, among which those at the international competitions in Enschede (The Netherlands) and Ettlingen (Germany), as well as third prize at the u Frédéric Chopin Competition in Moscow, where he also won a special prize for best performance of a Chopin Polonaise. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Award, the Rector’s Award, the Ivo Vuljević Award and the Young Musician of the Year Award by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conductor Hugh Wolff has been three times nominated for Grammy and he won two Cannes Classical awards. He recognized incredible talent at our Ivan Krpan and decided to invite him to join the performance of Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54”.

Tickets for the excellent concert at a price of 170/210/250 kn can be purchased at Lisinski web and at the Lisinski Concert Hall.