Ljubomir & Danijel Gašparović
Ljubomir Gašparović earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Music in Zagreb under Ivo Maček and went on to study under Aldo Ciccolini in Paris. He earned his Master’s degree under Vladimir Krpan and studied the playing of historical instruments with the German artist Edit Pich-Axenfeld. He has been very active as a soloist as well as a chamber musician forming and until recently playing in piano duet with Emin Armano and as a member of the Croatian Piano Trio. As a soloist, he performed with all Croatian orchestras under the guidance of many distinguished conductors who value the Croatian national heritage (Ferdo Livadić, Božidar Kunc). He premiered and recorded numerous pieces written by Croatian composers, some of them composed especially for him. In 1993 he initiated the foundation of the Albert Schweitzer Society with the purpose of promoting performances on historical instruments. He has won many awards, among which the most prominent ones being Svetislav Stančić and Milka Trnina. He made many radio station recordings and recorded several albums.
Danijel Gašparović earned his Bachelor’s degree under Ljubomir Gašparović, and his Master’s degree under Đorđe Stanetti at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. He continued his education at the Faculty of Music and Visual Artsin Pécs (Hungary) under Csaba Király. He received a number of state and international awards as well as the Dean’s Award. He also won a scholarship of the City of Zagreb. From 2009 – 2014 he participated in organizing and managing a series of concerts named “Virtuoso” with students from the Academy of Music in Zagreb performing for the audience. He works in event production and organization and has collaborated with Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Croatian Radio and Television, Croatian Association of Music Artists, the City of Zagreb Austrian Cultural Forum, numerous embassies and other partners. He has also collaborated with prominent orchestras and conductors such as Zagreb Youth Chamber Orchestra under the guidance of conductor Zlatan Srzić, Zagreb Soloists under the guidance of Roberta Lehrbaumera and others. He attended seminars conducted by well-known artists, such as Peter Eicher, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Eugen Indjić, Snežana Anastasova Čadikovska, Borisa Romanov and Ruben Dalibaltayan.