The last concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in the Rector's Palace for this season will be a real musical treat.
On Friday, October 20th, the orchestra will be conducted by charismatic Indonesian conductor with a German address Noorman Widjaja, while Luka Ljubas, the winner of this year's International Violin Competition Vaclav Huml, will also perform as the soloist. He is also the first Croatian to win the first place during the forty years of this prestigious competition. The start of the concert is at 8:30 pm.
Luka Ljubas was born in 1996 in Vienna, in the Croatian - Japanese music family. He received his first violin lesson from his mother, and then studied at the Margareten Music School in Vienna in the class of Professor Arkadij Winokurov. In 2006, he started violin studies at the Klagenfurt State Conservatory in the class of Professor Brian Finlayson. In 2012 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Vienna, and since 2015 has become a regular student in the class of Professor Gerhard Schulz after his successful entrance exam.
Luka is the winner of numerous first prizes at national and international competitions. During his previous career, he has often performed in Austria, among others in Vienna Konzerthaus and on numerous international stages - in Armenia, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Slovenia and Japan.