It has been some time since Samobor and percussion have seriously fallen in love.
After a decade of colouring the Samobor Autumns with numeros shades of percussion and marimba music, and bringing exciting concerts by renowned international guests under the name of Ivana Bilic Marimba Week, we have decided to turn to the starry skies and late summer nights for new inspiration.
In these unusual times we don't want to give up on music and art.
This year we bring to the audience an original festival opening starting with the screening of the short film Duo, which brings together music, dance and visual art in a poetic way, followed by a concert of biNg bang, the Percussion Ensemble of Zagreb Music Academy showcasing Eva Mach, a violinist of exceptional sensibility. The polyphony of string and membrane sounds, wood and metal is presented through an exciting program of original music written for percussion ensemble.
The evening programs bring several treats: a performance by Filip Merčep, an artist with a wide range of interests who combines percussion and electronic music in his recent performances, and a concert by the elegant FLAM-a duo with covers of classical pieces for keyboard percussion.
In addition to the masterclasses of the musicians who perform at the evening concerts, we highlight the presentation of original compositions and arrangements for percussion instruments by Josip Konfic, who often uses body percussion in his creations.
Young forces will also present themselves to the Samobor audience: the best percussion students of the Zagreb Academy of Music on the concert intitled Rising Stars, and the participants of the seminar at the traditional Final Concert.
Ivana Kuljerić Bilić
Zagreb Music Academy Students
Ivana Kuljerić Bilić - marimba, percussion
Filip Merčep - marimba, percussion
Goran Gorše - percussion
Josip Konfic - body percussion
Nikola Krbanyevitch - percussion / hand percussion
Luis Camacho Montealegre - marimba, percussion
Sven Brajković - accompanist
SATURDAY, june 10
Josip Konfic, guests: Sudar Percussion
Zagreb Music Academy Students
SUNday, June 11
THURSday, june 8
ART SHORT FILM
Ivona Vladović, script, direction
Olja Jelaska, music
Zagreb Music Academy Percussion Ensemble
direction: Marko Mihajlović
feat. Eva Mach, violin
FRIday, june 9
Registration & fees
Festival fee includes :
entrance pass for all concerts
entrance pass for all masterclasses/clinics
two private lessons + group lessons for active participants.
*apply online by clicking on the button below
Early bird application - 175 EUR by APRIL 15
Regular application - 200 EUR by MAY 20
Guest & passive participants - 100 EUR
travel & accomodation
how to reach us
Airport Zagreb, 30 min from Samobor
*transfer can be organized by the Festival
Trg Matice hrvatske 3, 10430 Samobor
Trg Kralja Tomislava 1, Samobor
Ulica Ferde Livadića 5, Samobor
The Festival is produced by:
Pučko otvoreno učilište Samobor
Trg Matice hrvatske 3
Artistic director / Ivana Kuljerić Bilić
Executive director / Renata Glojnarić, Jelena Vojvoda
Executive producer / Goran Gorše
Artistic producer / Nikola Krbanyevitch
ISPF Council / Josip Konfic, Francesco Mazzoleni,
Luis Camacho Montealegre
*Ivana Cover Photo by Romano Grozić