Music lovers enjoyed the performance of the talented cellist Filip Tomić and the brilliant pianist Morta Grigaliūnaitė. The multi-award winning artist and his guest of Lithuanian origin, who currently lives in Portugal. They prepared a rich repertoire, which included sonatas for cello and piano by Johannes Brahms and César Franck, for the visitors of the ‘Svilara’ Cultural Station. The concert was held as part of the NEO concert season.
Filip Tomić was born in 1992 in Kragujevac and began his music education at the age of four. After graduating from music high school at the age of 15, he went to Moscow, where he attended the Academic Music College at the Moscow State Conservatory. Afterwards, he continued his studies at the Cologne School of Music and Dance and at the same time attended master studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He is completing his doctoral studies at the Academy of Music in Detmold.
From the earliest days, Filip has shown above-average talent, which, thanks to the expertise and devotion of his professors, has been successfully developed. This is best evidenced by his results in competitions for young cellists. In addition to numerous awards at local competitions, he also achieved remarkable results at international competitions.
Lithuanian pianist Morta Grigaliūnaitė started playing the piano at the age of eight. She attracted the attention of the public at the age of twelve, when she performed in the Hall of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius, at the invitation of the famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. At the age of 16, Morta moved to the United Kingdom and soon received a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is also the winner of numerous awards and scholarships and has performed with many prominent artists in renowned concert halls. She released her debut album in 2019 and since then she has received extraordinary reviews for her interpretation of Grażyna Bacewicz’s piano works.
Photo: Marko Pudić