Ante Božić-Kudrić, Young Composer-in-Residence
Ante Božić-Kudrić is a Croatian composer and pianist. His music for an animated short film "From the Depths" won the Award for Best Animated Short Film of the children's jury in the Olympia International Film Festival.
Ante Božić-Kudrić is a Croatian composer and pianist. He gained elementary and secondary music education in the music school "Josip Hatze" in Split in the class of professor Valentina Štrbac-Čičerić. Ante earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb in the class of Ante Milić in 2012.
Mr. Božić-Kudrić has won awards at several competitions for young pianists in Croatia. Ante has performed at numerous recitals and masterclasses with renowned and distinguished pedagogues such as Valdma, Kämmerling, Simone, Bogino, Krpan, Inđić.
In addition to composing after his studies, Ante performed on numerous concerts and worked as a piano accompanist in the ballet studio, with singers, and for the National Theatre in Split for operas and musicals, also performing with the orchestra. He also works as a piano teacher both in school and in private.
From 2014 Ante is actively engaged in composition. He composed music for the animated short film "Out from the Deep" in 2014. It won the award for Best Animated Short Film of the children's jury in 2014 at the Olympia International Film Festival.
He composed his first major work in 2014 "Suite for two Violins and Piano" which had its premiere in the small Lisinski Hall in Zagreb in 2015. With the commission from the Dutch Grieg Piano Duo in 2018 he composed his "Rhapsody for Piano Duet" which was premiered by the Grieg Piano Duo at the Piano Loop Festival in 2019 in Split. Of his smaller works there is a song "Oblak" for tenor or soprano on the text of Dobriša Cesarić, two colorful vocalizes for soprano, Serenade and Minuet for the double bass. In 2019 he composed Album for the Young which consists of 72 progressive pieces of difficulty intended for young piano players as well as players that are on intermediate and advanced level of playing.
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