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Antiphonus (HR)

Ana Lice: soprano

Monika Cerovčec: soprano

Martina Borse: alto

Ivan Bingula: tenor

Tomislav Fačini: bass, artistic leader

 

The members of Antiphonus came together after a long period of singing and music-making in various groups. Educated musicians of various profiles, they finally crystallised in a homogenous group in 2006. Nourishing the sound that aims at a melange between the tradition of a full bodied Eastern European vocal sound and the western balance and purity, they are building a wide-range repertoire – from the plainchant to the recently written, cross-over, or commissioned works. Paying special attention to the Croatian contemporary music, Antiphonus premiered pieces of Croatian foremost authors, but also gave the first contemporary performances of the newly emerged works from the dusty libraries. Antiphonus performed at every major Croatian Festival, including the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Music Biennale (Ligeti Lux aeterna among other pieces), Dubrovnik Early Music Festival and Varaždin Baroque Evenings; their performance crowned the festive concert of the Croatians joining the EU and represented Croatia at the national festival in Paris Croatie, le voici; the group records frequently for the Croatian television, and its album of the Croatian renaissance and baroque music, recorded with Dmitry Sinkovsky, Krešimir Špicer and Edin Karamazov among others, is to be released in a few months. With the concert season started in 2014, featuring Monteverdi’s madrigals and premieres of new works, Antiphonus has established a position of the foremost Croatian vocal ensemble.