Archive 2016.

IBMWeek 2016

SEPT 18-24 2016










In the Spot – LUCAS GUINOT (Argentina) 









18.00 – Opening concert – RocKINg – INK Experiment Duo & SUDAR -  gallery



9.00 – 12.00 – private lessons and chamber music

12.00 – 14.00 - ensemble rehearsal (arrangements by Jean Luc Rimey-Meille for percussion ensemble )

15.00 – masterclass – Jean Luc Rimey-Meille

17.30 – Tea concert - Flamaduo (Francesco Mazzoleni, Luis Camacho Montealegre), guest Gregor Hrovat  - small hall

18.30 – 22.00 - private lessons and chamber music



9.00 – 12.00 – private lessons and chamber music

12.00 – 14.00 - ensemble rehearsal (arrangements by Jean Luc Rimey-Meille for percussion ensemble )

15.00 – marimba clinic – Filip Merčep

16.30 – drumset clinic – Stanislav Muškinja

18.00 - 20.00 - private lessons and chamber music

20.00 - Concert – Garrett Mendelow i Satoko Hayami - gallery



9.00 – 12.00 – private lessons and chamber music

12.00 – 14.00 - ensemble rehearsal (arrangements by Jean Luc Rimey-Meille for percussion ensemble )

15.00 – masterclass – Garrett Mendelow

16.30 – 20.00 - private lessons and chamber music

20.00 - concert  Momoko Kamiya - gallery



9.00 – 10.00 – private lessons and chamber music

10.00 – In the spot – Lucas Guinot

12.00 – 14.00 - ensemble rehearsal (arrangements by Jean Luc Rimey-Meille for percussion ensemble )               

15.00 – masterclass – Momoko Kamiya

16.30 – 22.00 - private lessons and chamber music



9.00 – 10.00 – private lessons and chamber music

12.00 – 14.00 - ensemble rehearsal (arrangements by Jean Luc Rimey-Meille for percussion ensemble )

16.30 – 20.00 - private lessons and chamber music

18.30 - Concert – Lucas Guinot – gosti: I.N.K. Experiment Duo, Marko Mihajlović, Eva Mach, Filip Merčep – gallery

20.00 - Concert – Jean Luc Rimey-Meille & Percussion Orchestra – cinema



10.00 – dress rehearsal

12.00 – Participants´ Concert - cinema




Goran Gorše (1985., Zagreb) graduated from the Music School „Vatroslav Lisinski“ in  the class of Professor Evira Haap and in 2002, at the age of 17, he enrolled in the Academy of Music in Zagreb, the department of percussion instruments. During his studies he improved and perfected his skills attending numerous international and regional seminars, with renowned Croatian as well as international music pedagogists: I. Lešnik, N. Rosauro, J.Beck, L. Albert, B. Bacanu, to name but a few. As a member of a student percussion ensemble Bing Bang Goran took part in percussion festivals in Spain, France, Austria, Belgium, USA, Taiwan, etc. As a student he received the City of Zagreb Education Scholarship and he was presented with awards at many competitions – among many, especially distinguished are the Rector’s Award and the award for the best student percussion ensemble PASIC in 2004. His first experiences as a professional musician Goran Gorše gained still attending the Academy, in great orchestras such as Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra as well as in chamber string ensembles. He graduated from the Academy in 2006, under Professor Ivana Bilić. Since 2006, Goran theaches percussion in Music School „Ferdo Livadić“ in Samobor and Music School Brežice. So far he has given numerous concerts with internationally acclaimed percussionists: Ivana Bilić, Ney Rosauro, Rachel Xi Zang, Paolo Cimmino, Dane Richeson, to name but a few. He also achived a great sucess in his pedagogical work in shaping the young generation of top percussionists, who achieved outstanding results in competitions at home and abroad. His work in the field of music pedagogy has been greatly recognized by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Croatian Association of Music and Dance Pedagogists (HDGPP), Zagreb County, as well as by the City of Samobor. In 2009, together with a worldwide recognized marimba soloist Ivana Bilić, he founded an annual international seminar for percussionists „Ivana Bilić Marimba Week“ (IBMW), the result of which was an immediate popularization and promotion of percussion instruments in Croatia. In 2010 he founded a percussion ensemble SUDAR, and has been it´s art director since. The ensemble gathers some of Goran´s most successful former students.


Josip Konfic (mag. art.) graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of professor Ivana Bilić and Igor Lešnik. He has participated in many national contests under several categories (soloist, chamber ensembles, composing) and also international percussion festivals and contests in Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Argentina, Uruguay, China, Sweden, France, Belgium, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Hungary and Serbia. He cooperates with Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, chamber orchestra Zagreb Soloists, Croatian Baroque Ensemble, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Cantus Ensemble, Opera orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Rijeka and Split since his student days. He acted as a lead instructor of summer percussion and drum workshops in Tinjan, Križevci and Bjelovar. With the percussion ensemble “biNg bang” he received a special Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb for several important international appearances in China, Sweden and France for the academic year 2008 / 2009. He works as a percussion teacher in a music school Albert Štriga in Križevci and also as a drum teacher at the Rock Academy in Zagreb. For the past five years he has been leading and organising a festival “Nights of percussion in Križevci”. Furthermore, he collaborated worked with some performing artists such as Jelena Radan ( album Voyage), Ivan Jelić, Žanamari Lalić, Maja Vučić, Kopito band (album Vida) and others. His most distinguished compositions are "The Odyssey", a suite in four movements for chamber orchestra, choir and a percussionist as well as a choir and a percussionist composition "That's The Spirit".


Lights of the music scene spotlight shone on Filip Merčep in front of Wienna Rathaus and an audience of 45.000 during his performance in the finals of Eurovision contest for young musicians in 2010, accompanied by the ORF symphonic orchestra and directed by Maestro Cornelius Meister. Eversince, with his numerous projects Filip has proven a wide range spectre of his music interest and performance. He graduated on Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, in the class 2015 of Professor Igor Lešnik, on recital with the works of contemporary composers (Alvarez, Schwanter, Lešnik, Ishii, Psathas) and a scientific paper "Preparation Of Peformance Of Compositions For Percussionist Solo Accompanied By An Prerecorded Audio File; Freedom Of Interpretation Of Time And Instrumentation Of Given Material". This earned Filip the MA title, Cum Laude (With Honors). Eversince his student days, Filip was actively present on the Croatian music scene, performing on almost every major festival, such as Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Osor Musical Evenings, Music Biennale Zagreb, Zadar Summer, Šibenik Summer, Split Summer, and by performing solo with most of Croatian orchestras – Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, HRT Symphonic Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Orchestra of Croatian Armed Forces. He won the most prestigious rewards, such as "Ivo Vuljević" – Awards of Croatian Musical Youth for the best young artist, Best Young Artist Award by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Samobor reward, Yamaha Scholarship Award for the best young performing artist as the best percussionist of Zagreb Music Academy, 2nd place on "Universal marimba competition" in Belgium, 1st award on "Boris Papandopulo" competition in Zagreb and discographic award "Porin" for "the best interpretation of classical music. Promoting Croatian music is an important part of Filip Merčep's concert career. Performance of pieces of Croatian composer on his recitals all over the Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, ...) brought him sympathies of the audience and numerous awards. For his interpretation of Concert for percussions and orchestra by Igor Lešnik and Franz Cibulka with Zagreb Philharmonic in Concert Hall Vatroslav Lisinski , and Concert for Xylophone and String orchestra by Boris Papandopulo with HRT Symphony Orchestra, Filip was awarded the Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb and, a year before, the Music Academy of Zagreb Dean's Award for his concert activity. As a chamber musician, he cooperated with well-known Argentinian vocal performers Jose Luis Barreta, Sandra Rumolino and Jorge Rodriguez in project of tango opera for chamber ensemble and solo performers by A. Piazolla "Maria de Buenos Aires"."Songs Of The Sun" by Sofia Gubaidulina he performed with the cello player Monika Leskovar, Ivana Bilić and Srebrenka Poljak in the "Sfumato" cycle by the choir of the Croatian National Television (HRT). Along with the Russian Court Chapel Choir, directed by Valeria Polyansky, he was a part of the performance of pieces by C. Orff and I. Stravinski, among many other chamber projects.He performed on the Bad Ragaz Festival of Chamber Music in Switzerland, Molyvos International Music Festival in Greece, where he performed Mahler's 4th Symphony in chamber arrangement, togeather with the best young European music artists and famous soprano Marlis Petersen. Filip is a member of Sudar percussion ensemble whose cooperation with great names of classical and crossover music filled concert halls and major festival of chamber and pop music festivals in Croatia. He is also a member of Marimba Quartet with eminent marimba soloist Katarzyna Mycka, which was his first marimba role-model, and now a colleague and mentor. During his years of participating on International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy he had a chance to work with the world best marimba players and percussion educators. In 2015, on Ms. Mycke's call, he worked on her academy as the assistant, teaching chamber music.


Stanislav Muškinja (1981., Bjelovar) graduated from Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, in the class 2007. of Profesor Igor Lešnik.Through the years he perfected his skilla attending numerous seminars with renowned Croatian as well as international music pedagogists: Igor Lešnik, Jojo Mayer, Horacio el Negro Hernandez, Ney Rosaura and many other world-renowned musicians: Also, Stanislav cooperated with Symphonic Orchestra, Chuck Berry, Varaždin Chamber Ensemble, Collegiate Accordion Orchestra "Ivan Goran Kovačić" and he partipated in projects of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Split, as well as many other projects. He currently teaches percussion in Music Schoole in Varaždin and actively plays in several bands and ensembles: rock band Seven That Spells, Zagreb Philramonic Orchestra, Acoustic Project classical ensemble and Jegermeister Brass Band. As a soloist, Stanislav also perfoms throughout Croatia.


 Nicolas Sinkovic, (1983.)  graduated from the Academy of Music in Zagreb in 2012., under  Professor Igor Lešnik. He currently works on several projects, one of which is part-time association within the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra. Also, Nikolas has significant interest in music pedagogy. He worked with the Croatian National Theatre Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Croatian Army Orchestra. Nicolas works closely with Cantus Ensemble, and is also a member of ‘Triko Cirkus Teatar’, with which he won an award for The best Independent Theatre in 2012. As a student he was a member of a student percussion ensemble Bing Bang, and in 2009. awarded at the Croatian Association of Music and Dance Pedagogists (HDGPP) competition with the first prize. He also received a Special Rector’s Award. As a long time member of the ensemble he has performed with internationally acknowledged musicians like Andy Narrel and Dave Samuels, regularly taking part in percussion festivals and seminars lectured by acclaimed soloists and pedagogists. His performances in Croatia and abroad are numerous. Especially recognized are his performances with the ensemble Bing Bang in China, Italy, Austria, France, and Sweden, as well as concerts with Triko Cirkus Teatar at the festival Croate la voici in Paris and at the Muscailt Arts Festival in Ireland. Nicolas takes part in many different projects and alternative music bands - of his many performances some enjoy a special recognition: Amsterdam, Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Motovun Film Festival,  New Circus Fetival, etc.