18 September 2015 8:00 PM

Concert - Season Opening Concert 2015/16

National Theatre Sarajevo

E. Elgar: Concert for cello and orchestra op. 85, E minor
A. Dvořák: Symphony no. 8, op. 88, G major

ANNE GASTINEL - cello, France



Anne Gastinel took up the cello at the age of four. At just eleven years of age she entered the Lyon Conservatoire (CNSM). After being awarded her Premier Prix there in 1986, she went on to postgraduate studies at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM).

She won numerous prizes in major international competitions (Scheveningen, Prague, Rostropovich) and began to appear all over Europe, making a lasting impact on the general public in the 1990 Eurovision Competition.

Her career now takes her to the leading venues in Europe, as well as Japan, China, South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, Canada, and the United States. She has appeared there with such great maestros as Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich and Kurt Sanderling.

In 2006, Anne Gastinel was awarded the Victoire de la Musique in the category "Soloist of the Year". She is the only musician in the history of the Victoires de la Musique to have won a trophy in each of the three possible categories (Young Talent, Best Recording and Soloist of the Year).

Unanimously recognised as the ambassador of the French cello school, she was selected to play for one year on the legendary Matteo Gofriller’s cello that once belonged to Pablo Casals. She now performs her programmes on a Testore instrument from 1690, combining the standard repertoire with regular performances of new works.



Samra Gulamovic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She completed Elementary and Secondary Music Schools in Sarajevo, after which she enrolled in the Department of Composition and Conducting at the Sarajevo Music Academy under the supervision of Prof. Teodor Romanic. While a student, she conducted the Sarajevo National Theatre Opera Choir.
It was during this time that she began working as an artistic director of the Sarajevo vocal octet “Preporod" which presents Bosnian cultural creativity across BiH, Austria, Germany, Turkey, Morocco, etc. She also traveled to France to attend a seminar for conductors and, for the first time, performed outside of BiH with the International Symphonic Orchestra A.I.D.I.M.O.S. in Basel, Switzerland and Lyon, France. In 1998 she conducted a public graduation concert with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Upon graduation from the Music Academy, she began working as an assistant conductor with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008, she completed her postgraduate studies under the supervision of Prof. Julijo Maric. Since then, she has served as the Director of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra.

To date, Samra has conducted a number of concerts with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra in Bosnia and Hezegovina as well as concerts in Ljubljanja (Slovenia) in 1999, Potenza (Italy) in 2005, and Istanbul (Turkey) in 2011. In 2001, magazine “Žena 21” (Woman 21) proclaimed her the most successful woman in the field of art. In 2008, Samra won the award “Sloboda” (Freedom) awarded by the International Peace Center Sarajevo for her contribution to humanism, human rights, and freedom in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe, and the world.  Samra is also the founder of the Women’s Vocal Ensemble "Allegro," which has achieved great success and won a number of awards at international competitions. 




Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013

Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013


Solisti i Uros Lajovic

Solisti i Uros Lajovic



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