The featured soloists for the concert were RSO musicians Mirna Ogrizovic and Sinisa Ciric.
Both musicians have their Doctorate of Music Arts degrees from the University of Georgia, and both have been playing with the Orchestra for almost 10 years.
Sinsia is the orchestra’s concertmaster and Mirna is Principal Chair of the second violin section.
Sinisa and Mirna performed Bach’s “Violin Concerto for Two Violins”.
Also performed during the evening was John Rutter’s “Suite for Strings”, Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” and Peter Warlock’s “Capriol”.
Sinsis Ciric received his undergraduate degree from the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) and master degree from University of Georgia.
He received his DMA degree in violin and viola performance at University of Georgia in Athens studying with world renowned professor Levon Ambartsumian (student of Kogan and Yankelevich).
He attended master classes with William Preucil and Jean-Mark Vajerbedian (Trio Wanderer).
Mr. Ciric is a concertmaster of Savannah Philharmonic, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra and Rome Symphony. He appeared as a soloist with New Atlanta Philharmonic, Rome Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Philharmonic as well as Bach Festival Orchestra, Rome. As a member of ARCO Chamber Orchestra Mr. Ciric performed in Carnegie Hall and was featured as soloist on ARCO’s most recent recording of Vivaldi’s concertos for two, three and four violins.
He has participated in many festivals, most recently Piccolo Spoleto and Bellingham Music Festival.
Prior to coming to USA his orchestra experience involves Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (Yugoslavia), the Symphonic Orchestra of the Radio-Television of Serbia, the Orchestra of the National Theatre and the ensemble Camerata Academica. While performing with the Symphonic Orchestra of Serbian Radio Television, he played under the baton of many distinguished conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Christian Mandeal, Gyula Nemet, Michael Palmer, Mikis Teodorakis, Christian Badea and many others. Sinisa is Artist Affiliate at Emory University and teaches violin, viola and chamber music at Oxford College of Emory University as well as at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta and Darlington School in Rome.
Mirna Ogrizovic, was born in Croatia, but grew up in Belgrade, Serbia where she received her violin performance degree from School of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade. She also received Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Georgia State University in Atlanta and Doctorate Degree in conducting at the University of Georgia.
As a baroque violinist, Ms. Ogrizovic-Ciric performed with John Holloway, Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields, and has participated in master classes with the late Micaela Comberti, as well as with Julia Bishop.
She has received numerous awards in national and international competitions, including the silver medal in the international violin competition in Strezza, Italy.
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