Zoran Krajisnik - Guitar
At the mere age of sixteen, guitarist Zoran Krajisnik (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1968), recorded his first solo LP record for Diskton-Sarajevo. He completed his Master’s Degree at theFaculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade under the direction of Professor V. Ogrizovic. Mr. Krajisnik has received advanced training in masterclasses directed by R. Aussel, C. Cotsiolis, D. Russell, L. Ze and M. de Santi. From 1996, he was in the famous “Soloist-Class” of Professor L. Trier at the Royal Music Conservatory in Copenhagen (Denmark).
Mr. Krajisnik has performed in solo recitals as well as with symphonic orchestras throughout Europe (Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Denmark, UK) as well as in the USA. He performed at the renowned GuitarArt festival in Belgrade (2006, 2009); at festivals NOMUS, KotorArt, Sarajevska zima, and many others. At the Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth, Germany (2002) he performed a solo guitar part from Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Mr. Krajisnik has recorded several CD’s; including a collaboration with flutist Laura Levai Aksin (Alba del Dia), as well as a solo CDHorizons. He is the founder of GuitarFest in Banja Luka, and actively performs both as a soloist, with orchestra, and with his duo partner, clarinetist Aleksandar Tasic.
Mr. Krajisnik has been presented with numerous awards, among them International Competition awards in Volos, Greece (1981, 1986, 1988); Recanati, Italy (1982, 1983, 1984); a special award for the most successful participant in Livorno, Italy (1984); second award in the M. Giuliani competition in Bari, Italy (1990); as well as the second award (the first was not awarded) in the F. Sor competition in Rome (1995).
Mr. Krajisnik is the professor of guitar at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Banja Luka, and Sarajevo in the Republic of Serbia. In the beginning of the 2012/13 academic year Mr. Krajisnik was appointed as the Dean of the Academy of Arts – University of Novi Sad in Serbia.
Aleksandar Tasic - Clarinet
He was born in Vranje, Serbia in 1976. In 1997 the University of Novi Sad awarded him "The Exceptional Reward" for his artistic and concert activity. In 1998. He won the first prize on the International competition Jeuness Musicale "Laureats of Orpheus" in Belgrade. He graduate and did a magistrature diploma at the Academy of arts, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Both as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles, he performed on the prestigious festivals such as NOMUS ,BEMUS , International Tribune of Composers, Les Classiques de Villars, Verbier Festival & Academy, Y4Y Music festival- Bangkok, Granada music festival, Brenzerfestspiele, Ljubljana festival, Schloss Elmau, etc.
He was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra from 2000 to 2006. From 2006 until present he is first solo clarinet of Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. He holds the position of Associate professor at the Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia. Aleksandar Tasic is a international artist of famous clarinet manufacturer Selmer-Paris and he is playing on Recital model clarinets. Since 2012 he is also the RZ – Artist and plays on RZ Clarinet.