By August Zeidman
For those who found themselves in the Koorenhuis Cultural Center on the evening of March 23, 2022, they were immersed in an environment of beautiful music and sublime culture. The Embassy of Croatia in the Netherlands and H.E. Ambassador Ms Dubravka Plejic Markovic, in collaboration with the Varazdin School of Music and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, treated attendees to a concert that was truly magical.
The Varazdin School of Music is one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in Croatia, having been founded in 1828 in the beautiful environs of the mountains and forests near Croatia’s modern border with Slovenia.
This concert was an excellent opportunity for students of such an important and historic institution to travel and share their talents with a wider audience and to collaborate with students of the Netherlands’ own prestigious conservatory; a true gift for artistic experience.
The event itself was a joy shared by all in attendance as they saw and heard a number of different musical styles and instruments in use. Pieces utilizing flute, piano, violin, and more offered guests a true musical buffet on which to satiate their cultural appetite. Performances ranged from solos to quartets, giving all the artists an opportunity to give their best to the present appreciators of fine music and to be recognized for their skills and the importance of the represented musical institutions.
The fact that March 23 was a beautiful spring day, spent in the grand company of the historic Koorenhuis and in rapture of performers’ best work; it can only be a recipe for a perfect day.