The last concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the Rector's Palace, for this season, will take place on Friday, October 18th. The orchestra will be conducted by maestro Tomislav Facini, while Dubrovnik pianist Stefani Grbic will perform as a soloist. The concert starts at 8.30 pm.
Stefani Grbic started her music education in her hometown in the class of Maria Grazio, and continued at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of Tomaz Petrac, where she graduated and received her master's degree in 2011. She studied at Accademia della Steinway Society in the class of Federico Gianello and is currently at postgraduate specialist study at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, in the class of Katarina Krpan. During her education, she participated in seminars by prominent artists such as Tomaz Petrac, Vlasta Gyura, Ruben Dalibaltayan, Noel Flores, Federico Gianello, Vladimir Krpan, Katarina Krpan and many others. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Second Prize at the 2013 Florence International Piano Competition, and the 2010 Preseren Prize for interpreting Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16. The recording of the concert was transmitted by Radio Ars Slovenia and Dubrovnik Television.
Grbic has a keen interest in opera, leading to her participation as an accompanist and artistic associate in opera projects, in the comic opera, WA Mozart "Cosi fan tutte" at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, and GF Telemann "Pimpinone" and A. Salieri "Prima la musica e poi le parole'' in Biel at the Swiss Opera Studio and has given numerous recitals with distinguished soloists.
She regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician and has so far performed at the Ljubljana Music Youth Cycles at the Krizanke Hall, Croatian Cultural Club of Switzerland in Baden, at the Vecernjakova domovnica Award in Bad Homburg, Croatian Music Youth (Youth for Young People cycle), HR Project - promotion of contemporary Croatian composers, Darko Lukic tribune in the cycle Young in Lisinski, Vinkovci Classical Music Scene, Epidaurus Festival in Cavtat, Sorgo - Dubrovnik Music Workshop, Konavle Art Festival, Tino Pattiera International Festival of Opera Arias and Late Summer Festival.
The program brings Mozart's Piano and Orchestra Concerto No. 21 in C major, Mendelssohn's Symphony no. 4 in A major "Italian" and the second movement of the Concerto for Orchestra by the Dubrovnik composer Ivan Koncic.