Ante Grgin

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Ante Grgin (born 1945) is a Serbian clarinetist and composer.

Education[edit]

Grgin was born in Kaštel Novi, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia, and started his early training at the School of Music in Split. He completed his undergraduate (1969) and graduate (1974) studies at the Belgrade Music Academy, under the tuition of renowned professor Bruno Brun.[1][2]

Performance career[edit]

Grgin was the second,[3] and, later, principal clarinetist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and is a member of the New Music Ensemble. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has played in the country and abroad (France, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Belarus, China etc.) and took part at various festivals, such as: BEMUS, The Days in Honour of Mokranjac, Marble Sounds and others.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Compositions[edit]

Grgin has composed a number of pieces for piano, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn. His compositions are characterized by tendency towards free forms, style models of jazzed symphony, evergreen harmonies, Balkan folklore rhythms and highly emphasized melodic as a part of instrument nature to which Grgin has dedicated his performing and creative work. Numerous artists who have performed his compositions includes world-renowned names, such as: Irena Grafenauer and Mate Bekavac.[10][11]

Teaching experience[edit]

Grgin is a full professor of clarinet and chair of the Department of Wind Instruments at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where he has been teaching since 1995, and at the Faculty of Arts in Niš.[12][13][14][15]

Awards and honors[edit]

As a student, Grgin won the Second Prize at the Jeunesses Musicales International Competition in Belgrade (1971) and also had remarkable achievements at various prestigious international open competitions in Geneve, Munich and Prague. Later, during his professional career, he got a number of prominent awards, such as: "Dositej Obradović" Award, The Recognition Medallion of the City of Belgrade, The Letter of Thanks of the Faculty of Music, Golden Medallion of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of this institution, Silver Medallion of the University of Arts, as well as the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia Award for the Best Concert of the Season. Grgin was a jury member at various competitions.[16][17][18][19][20]

Affiliations[edit]

Grgin is a member of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia.[21]

References[edit]

  • Blagojevic, Andrija. “Jeunesses Musicales International Competition in Belgrade, Serbia.“ The Clarinet, Vol. 39/4 (September 2012), pp. 78-84.
  • Maksimović, M.(1971): Beogradska filharmonija 1951–1971, Beogradska filharmonija, Beograd
  • Nikolajević, S. (1994): Muzika kao događaj, Clio, Beograd
  • Pedeset godina Fakulteta muzičke umetnosti (Muzičke akademije) 1937–1987 (1988), Univerzitet umetnosti u Beogradu, Beograd

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nimus06 Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of NIMUS 2006 festival , Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  2. ^ Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of BELEF 2002 festival , Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  3. ^ Miodrag Maksimović, Beogradska filharmonija 1951-1971 (Beograd: Beogradska filharmonija, 1971), p. 122
  4. ^ Miodrag Maksimović, Beogradska filharmonija 1951-1971 (Beograd: Beogradska filharmonija, 1971), p. 132
  5. ^ Concert of the Trio: Ante Grgin, Sandra Belić, Rita Kinka at the 36th BEMUS, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  6. ^ Ante Grgin's performance with Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  7. ^ Review of one of Grgin's recitals - by Sonja Cvetković, 2008-03-28, Faculty of Arts at the University of Niš
  8. ^ Nimus06 Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of NIMUS 2006 festival , Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  9. ^ Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of BELEF 2002 festival, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  10. ^ Nimus06 Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of NIMUS 2006 festival , Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  11. ^ Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of BELEF 2002 festival, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  12. ^ Nimus06 Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of NIMUS 2006 festival , Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  13. ^ Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of BELEF 2002 festival, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  14. ^ Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Department of Wind Instruments, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  15. ^ Faculty of Arts in Niš, Department of String and Wind Instruments, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  16. ^ Snežana Nikolajević , Muzika kao događaj (Beograd: Clio, 1994), p. 77
  17. ^ List of recipients of the UMUS Award, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  18. ^ Nimus06 Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of NIMUS 2006 festival , Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  19. ^ Ante Grgin’s biography at the website of BELEF 2002 festival, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  20. ^ The Jury of the XLII International Competition Jeunesses Musicales Belgrade, Retrieved on February 4, 2012
  21. ^ Members of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia, Retrieved on February 4, 2012

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