Female Vocal Ensemble Corona
Sarajevo Evenings of Music (SVEM) | Concert
16.05.19 / 20:00
- The Church of St. Joseph
- Trg Karla Paržika / Fra Anđela Zvizdovića
- +387 33 656 956
Female vocal ensemble Corona was founded in August 1992 by Slobodan Dodo Kovacevic, as a section of the Academic Cultural Center of the University of Sarajevo - Seljo.
It was named Sarajevske pahulje (Sarajevo snowflakes), after the symbol of the XIV Winter Olympic Games, which were held in 1984 in Sarajevo. They changed the name to Corona in 1997.
On its travels in Croatia (1997, 1998), Tunisia (1998), Germany (1997, 2002), Austria (2002), France (2003, 2007, 2015), Serbia (2006), Montenegro (2014, 2015), Italy ( 1997, 2013), Poland (2016), Switzerland (2017) ensemble has attracted attention with its a cappella polyphonic singing of modern interpretations of traditional songs from the Balkans.
In 2006, at the International Choir Competition Zlatna vila in Prijedor (Bosnia and Herzegovina), they won the prize for best performance of works of old masters. In 2013, at the international competition of choirs Seghizzi in Gorizia (Italy), they competed in five categories and won three bronze medals and one gold medal. They completed the recording of their first CD in 2016 and it's expected to be published in 2017. Since 1997, ensemble is conducted by Tijana Vignjević, academic conductor. She was preceded by Slobodan Dodo Kovacevic, founder of the ensemble and Dunja Gelineo, a former member of the ensemble.
Current members of Corona are: Darja Softić- Kadenić, Esma Sulejmanagić, Ajla Smajlovic, Dunja Kazić, Vanesa Poturović, Adelita Kadic, Anida Isanović and Tijana Vignjević.