Young violinist Luka Ljubas was the first Croatian to win the prestigious International Violin Competition Vaclav Huml, winner of the main prize Zlatko Balokovic, Ivo Vuljevic and many other prizes and because of that the whole Europe is talking about this talented violinist. He will perform in Dubrovnik on Friday, May 24th, at the Rector's Palace, with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marc Tardue. The start of the concert is at 9 pm.
The concert program includes Debusssy's Little Suite, Sinfonietta by Poulenc, as well as the Bruch's Concert for Violin and Orchestra in G minor.
Luka Ljubas was born in Vienna, in Croatian – Japanese musician family. He got his first violin lesson from his mother, and then studied at the Margareten Music School in Vienna, in the class of Professor Arkady Winokurov. In 2006 he started violin studies at the State Conservatory in Klagenfurt 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. During his career, he has often performed in Austria, at places like Vienna Konzerthaus and on numerous international stages - in Armenia, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Slovenia and Japan. He played as a soloist with the Korus Symphonic Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Schönbrunner Schloss Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and many others. As part of one radio portrait, a recording of his performance of the violin concert by J. Sibelius was broadcasted, and his recordings were broadcasted several times on the Austrian radio.