31 December 2013 7:30 PM

New Year's Concert

National Theatre Sarajevo

Strauss, Verdi, Lehar, Mozart, Keiko Abe
Concert for marimba, Overturas, Waltzes & Polkas





Born in La Spezia in Italy, Gianluca studied piano at the Music Academy of Florence. He studied also with Dmitri Bashkirov, Joaquin Achucarro and Paolo Restani, as well as Massimiliano Damerini. He won several national and International competitions, making his recital debut at just ten.

As a coach and head of music staff he worked in many of the most important Italian venues, like the Teatro Regio di Parma during Verdi’s Anniversary in 2001, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and International Competition Beato Pio IX in Rome. He has coached Fabio Armiliato, Roberto Servile and Luisa Maragliano and has been a jury member in several International singing competitions.

During the season 2006/2007 he stepped in at short notice to Opera Zagreb to conduct performances of “Nabucco” and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. He was appointed Artistic Leader and during 2008/2009 was Opera Zagreb’s main conductor. In the season 2007/2008 he conducted a concert in Beijing with Andrea Bocelli and the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and his UK operatic debut with La Traviata at Longborough Festival Opera.

Gianluca Marcianò is now musical director and principal conductor of the Tbilisi Opera House and music director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut.


He was born in 1985, in Salzburg. He started playing percussion when he was four years old. He gave his first solo performance at the age of thirteen with the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonic Orchestra (premiere of the Parabel by Thomas Hauber). He attended the Manhattan School of Music in New York several times, and has been in Havana, focusing on jazz music. He studied professional concert percussions in the class of Professor Josef Gumpingera at the Conservatory of the Vienna Private University and the Vienna University of Music and Applied Arts. Following his studies in Vienna, he studied at the TOHO University School of Music in Tokyo with Professor Keiko Abe.

He has an extensive orchestral experience with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Opera in Vienna, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, and Berlin Concert Orchestra with whom he toured around the world. He has worked with many artists, including Heinz Karl Gruber, Keiko Abe and Christian Seibert. Among many solo performances he gave so far, the most important concerts were in the Tokyo Santory Hall, Seoul Art Center, Vienna Concert House and the Salzburg Festival opening.

Since October 2012, he has been teaching classical percussions at the Vienna University of Music and Applied Arts.


Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013

Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013


Peter Laul and Uros Lajovic

Peter Laul and Uros Lajovic



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