$20 – $30

House Concert: Solo Clarinet Night with Marko Ivkovic

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Private Resident in Yaletown (near Yaletown-Roundhouse Station)

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Vancouver, BC

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Music Friends (http://www.mymusicfriends.com) invites you to join Marko Ivkovic (http://www.markoivkovic.com) for an intimate house concert in Yaletown.


Themed "Travel Through Time from Bach to Nichifor", the audiences will join Marko for a musical journey through the evolution of classical music, beginning with Bach, through Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Weber, Rossini, Puccini, Debussy, Stravinsky and finally Nichifor.


Marko is the winner of Laureate 2009 and 2011 in Serbia, as well as 1st Prize in the Woodwind & Brass Competition in Croatia 2017.


- Time:

- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Performance (Marko will introduce the pieces that he will be playing)

- 8:30pm - 9:30pm: Q&A, mingling

- Location: a private residence near Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. The exact address will be sent to ticket holders

- The space is very limited (~25 seats), so you are strongly encouraged to purchase your tickets to reserve your seats. We anticipate that there will unlikely be tickets at the door

- Tickets: $20~30 (plus fee)

- Included: Wine and light refreshments





=====Full Bio of Marko Ivkovic=====


Whether holding a coffee mug, cup, or holding on in transit, Marko Ivkovic always moves his fingers and imagines he is playing the clarinet. Born in Kragujevac, Serbia, Marko’s path as a clarinetist has taken him all the way to the other side of the world, to Vancouver, Canada, where he is currently pursuing his post-graduate studies in the Artist Diploma Program at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM).


Marko studied clarinet in Novi Sad, Serbia at elementary school of music "Josip Slavenski", Music High School "Isidor Bajic" and Academy of Arts Novi Sad. During his studies in Serbia, he has achieved numerous awards including two Laureates(2009, 2011) for his playing in Serbia, as well as first prize in Grand Prix I Woodwind & Brass competition 2017 in clarinet category which took place in Varazdin, Croatia.


Marko has traveled extensively in Europe attending clarinet Masterclasses, competitions and orchestras where he has gathered knowledge from versatile professors from around the world. In addition to orchestral and solo performance, Marko has performed with chamber ensembles such as clarinet choirs, woodwind quintets, woodwind trios, piano trios and clarinet duos.


While still in high school, Marko was invited to play in an orchestra from the United Kingdom, Triorca, as the first clarinet. Led by the world famous oboist and conductor Nicholas Daniel, Marko participated in two world premieres: Balcando by Ana Kazimic and Wavefront Silhouette by Xiao Tian Shi at the prestigious Snape Maltings Concert Hall in the U.K., and Novi Sad Synagogue. After performing Dmitrii Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony with Triorca at the prestigious Snape Maltings Concert Hall, a musicologist approached Marko and said “I had to come and tell you that every solo you played gave me the goosebumps…”

Apart from accomplishments as a clarinetist in orchestras, ensembles and solo performances, Marko also has a passion for cooking as well as creating relaxing environments at home. In addition to the clarinet, he enjoys playing the saxophone, flute, and the ukulele. In his spare time, Marko thrives on composing original pieces for solo instruments, ensembles, and orchestra.


As much as Marko enjoys performing classical pieces, he also believes that with modern times comes modern music, which he warmly embraces. He finds it very intriguing how composers find new ways to make special effects on instruments such as flutter tongue, slap tongue, multiphonics, stomps, claps, glissando, and combining these effects to make something new and interesting.


In 2016, Marko was on his way to his last exam of the year at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad when he suffered an attack of appendicitis. He wound up in the hospital for emergency surgery. After the surgery and a few of months of healing, Marko got back into shape and on stage with one of his favorite encore pieces, “After You, Mr. Gershwin!” by Mr. Bela Kovacs.


When asked by one of Marko's clarinet teachers as to the simple most important thing he wished to communicate to an audience, Marko replied: "To me, the most important thing is to have the audience not just wait for the next thing I am about to play, but make them eagerly await every single note that follows..."







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