The ORT’s Carnival Concert with a Special Soloist

Nemanja Radulovic

The overwhelming energy of violinist Nemanja Radulovic will be unleashed in Florence at the Orchestra della Toscana Mardi Gras concert on February 13. Radulovic returns to city to stretch the boundaries of classical music thanks to a combination of exciting virtuosity, depth of expression and daring programs.

Nemanja Radulovic has played at many concert halls and orchestras across the world. He believes that, “music has the power to unite people with its unique energy and pureness.” He has made a name for himself, both in the recording studio and on the stage. In 2015, Radulovic won the “Best Violin Newcomer of the Year” at the Echo Klassik Awards.

The concert will feature the music of classical composers from Austria, the Czech Republic, and Russia: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvořák and Sergei Prokofiev. The performance will highlight Prokofiev’s Symphony n.1 op.25 Classical and Concert n.2 with violin and orchestra op.63, Dvorak’s Night for Strings op.40, and Mozart’s Symphony n.38 K 504 Prague. The first part of the evening will focus on Russian Prokof’ev and Bohemian Dvořák while the second part of the program will feature the Mozart piece.

Back to the soloist, Radulovic is sought after in Europe and Asia and is known for his virtuosity and captivating music. Recently, he recorded a new work entitled The Five Seasons, which combines Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Spring in Japan composition by Aleksandar Sedlar. This work was dedicated to the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. He also plays violin in an ensemble called the Devils Trills.

Conductor Eiji Oue is back on the podium of the Orchestra della Toscana on Mardi Gras. Eiji was mentored by by Seji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein and has an active career in the United States.

The concert will be held at Teatro Verdi, via Ghibellina 99 at 9 pm.