53.IFF – 2019 “Ethno Croatia – Ethno on the Road”

Trg bana Josipa Jelačića, Wednesday, 17. 7. 2019. , 20.00 sati

Program in cooperation with Jeunesses Musicales Croatia

Ethno Croatia is a project realized by Jeunesses Musicales Croatia, a member of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), which stimulates the youth to learn about traditional music from one another and deepen their knowledge of their own traditional music culture. The project also encourages the participants to learn about the legacy of other cultures whose heirs participate in this international camp, with the help of mentors. By gathering knowledge about the musical traditions of others, young people learn about equality, tolerance and democracy.

Ethno Croatia will bring together young musicians from all around the world from 9th to 19th July 2019, at the International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in the beautiful Istrian town of Grožnjan, recognized as a JMI World Meeting Center. They will socialize and learn from each other about the music of the countries they come from. The camp will gather young musicians from Belgium, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, Estonia, Zimbabwe, Spain, Finland, Jordan, Chile, England and more.

Ethno Croatia is proud to present this year’s artistic leaders, the outstanding and experienced musicians who will teach the participants and assist them in learning, arranging and creating music.

Lucija Stanojević graduated in violin from the Zagreb Academy of Music. She teaches violin and leads a string orchestra at a music school. Stanojević performs solo, in chamber ensembles, orchestras and bands. She also organizes and conducts workshops for children, as well as the sound painting, chamber music and traditional music workshops. She was one of the mentors at the workshops and camps El Sistema in Pula, Zagreb, Vienna and Milan. Stanojević writes stories for children and released her first picture book Ritam Zvukolik in 2018. She is the co-author of the children’s theater play Zvukolika šuma. After participating in the ethno workshops in Grožnjan, Sweden, France and Denmark, she will work as the assistant artistic director at the Ethno Croatia 2019 workshop.

Nils Peschanski is a former member of Ethnofonik and various Ethno workshops. This will be his second year of teaching at Ethno, after Ethno France in 2019 and the first Folkatron (electro Ethno in England) in 2018. He draws musical ideas from his diverse experiences. Peschanski plays the keyboard in many rock, hip-hop and electro bands in France (Noflipe, Le Vasco & Global Network), with whom he has performed throughout France and Europe, as well as at the famous festivals Transmusicales de Rennes, Printemps de Bourges, Great Escape in Brighton and Eurosonic in Groningen. He teaches the keyboard in music schools in France.