Thursday, April 9, 2009

Croatia Trip 2009!!

Strings International Music Festival students Madison Marcucci, a junior at the Juilliard School, and Michal Marcucci, 13, traveled to Groznjan, Croatia, in August to participate in the International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Groznjan Festival.

"It was an honor to travel with SIMF to participate in the ICCJMC program," said Madison. "I performed and traveled there with student musicians from Croatia, Bosnia, Russia, and Italy. It was very exciting to spend time with people from various countries and backgrounds, and an honor to represent the U.S. I look forward to doing the same in future years!"

In 2009, The Strings International Music Festival will again bring a selected group of musicians from the Strings International Music Festival to Grozjnan to conduct a joint program with the ICCJMC which will include students from various European countries, as well as outstanding students from the U.S.

Much like our U.S. program, the Croatia festival will include private lessons, chamber music, daily orchestra rehearsals, master classes, solo performance hours, a concerto competition and more. The festival will include a festival-ending Grand Finale concert, as well as three days of touring at the conclusion of the festival. Tour locations will include: Rovine, Croatia (a stunning resort area on the Adriatic Sea), Venice, Italy, and Verona, Italy, where we will enjoy an open-air opera in one of the four remaining Roman Coliseums.

To be considered for selection, please send an e-mail to: The dates of this exciting new program are: July 20 - July 30, 2009. Look for additional information about the SIMF/ICCJMCG festival on our website soon
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