Musical Postcard (2012)
»Musical Postcard« is a project that connects musical cultures of three countries: Ireland, Slovenia, and Serbia. It promotes their performers and composers, as well as all institutions that have supported the project. In the cycle of classical music recitals, Sanja Romic and Fionnuala Moynihan performed new and old pieces of the classical repertoire for oboe and piano. Composers representing each country were Diarmaid Moynihan (Ireland), Nejc Bečan (Slovenia), and Ante Grgin (Serbia), whose works were premiered.
The project started with a concert in Dublin, Ireland in May of 2012 and continued with concerts in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and Belgrade, Serbia in September 2012.
The educational character of the project was reflected in the masterclass that Sanja Romic held for the oboe students at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. As a part of the September concerts, Fionnuala Moynihan had a lecture on the life and work of John Field, a famous Irish pianist and composer.
Within the cycle, we helped raise money for a new instrument for a student who had no financial means to buy one.
Kind supporters and sponsors of the project were: Cultural Centre Janez Trdina Novo Mesto; The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra; The Irish Embassy in Ljubljana; Culture Ireland; The Novo Mesto Municipality; Krka, Novo Mesto; Fructal juices; the winery Jeruzalem Ormož. The Music school Marjana Kozine, Novo Mesto and the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin were partners of the educational aspect of the project.