27. February 2018.

9th International competition Poreč Fest 2018.

Art School Poreč (Umjetnička škola Poreč) has been organizing International guitar and violin competition Poreč Fest for the ninth time. The competition brings together quality musicians and professionals. This year, the competition will be held in two parts: the competition for solo guitar and chamber ensembles, that was already held from 23 to 25 February 2018 and from 13 to 15 April 2018, the competition for solo violin and chamber ensembles will be held.

The successful first part of the solo guitar and chamber ensembles competition took place in the Concert Hall of the Poreč Art School and the Poreč Open University Theater Hall in 6 categories for guitarists and in 3 categories for chamber ensembles. This year, the discipline of the soloist expanded with the new “no age limit” category in which professional guitarists competed in two stages.

This year the competition brought together many competitors from around: Croatia, Slovenia and Germany and a respectable five-member international jury: Xhevdet Sahatxhija (Croatia), Antonio Fruscella (Italy), Alejandro Córdova (Mexico), Krešimir Bedek (Croatia) and Saša Dejanović Croatia) who had a demanding job.

Apart from this respectable and famous international competition, Poreč Fest is a unique promotion of city of Poreč, Istria and Croatia and enriches the city’s cultural life. Euro-Unit with its partners Saverez and Corelli sponsored the competition, recognizing the significance of the event, as well as investing in young and talented musicians.

The winners of all six solo categories were Marin Štefanac, Lucija Vudrag, Danica Škreblin, Vanesa Iličić, Lucija Štivčević i Yuki Saito.

Poreč will be hosting the second part of the competition, solo and violin competition from 13 to 15 April 2018. Euro-Unit and its partners will be sponsors of the event again.