And the story begins with… me leaving my homecountry to study abroad. First step into my independent life. Going out of the dark of political turbulence of the 90’s in my country, where life itself and all the arts were neglected and pushed backwards. Into the world of culture, arts and flourishing creation. Budapest, my wonderful exit to the world of learning, growing and multicultural connecting with the musical world and its people. Where I have met Fionnualla, pianist from Ireland. That I have met again at our reunion eight years after our studies. And with whom we came to an idea to make music together and create this beautiful project that reflects who and where we are in this moment and where do we come from.
Presenting composers of our countries and their works was important part of our story. Diarmaid Moynihan (Ireland), Nejc Bečan (Slovenia), and Ante Grgin (Serbia). All parts of the project that connects three countries and their culture. Sharing it to the audiences at the concerts in Belgrade, Novo mesto and in Dublin. Sharing our knowledge and experience to the young musicians at the masterclasses in all three countries. Together we have created musical bridge that stays and reinvents itself with every live performance, smile and your applause.
Within the cycle, we helped raise money for a new instrument (oboe) for the student who had no financial means to buy one.
All and always with help of amazing people and institutions, kind supporters and sponsors of our idea: Cultural Centre Janez Trdina Novo Mesto; The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra; The Irish Embassy in Ljubljana; Culture Ireland; The Novo Mesto Municipality; Krka, Novo Mesto; Fructal juices; the winery Jeruzalem Ormož. The Music school Marjana Kozine, Novo Mesto and the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin were partners of the educational aspect of the project.