|City Tamburica Orchestra
Hometown: Banja Luka
Web site: http://www.tamburicia.org
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City Tamburica Orchestra continues the tradition of tamburica music in Banja Luka, which lasts more than a century. The orchestra is known for gathering players from all the generations, so today in orchestra play together pupils, students, workers, civil servants, university professors and retirees. The main goal is to get the orchestra active and creative attitude towards musical culture as an integral part of life and dignity of the human personality. The artistic director and conductor of the City Tamburica Orchestra is Branka Radosevic.
City tambura orchestra has performed at many tamburica festivals, where it received the highest audience rating and won many prizes. The orchestra also performed in many prestigious music festivals throughout Europe, successfully representing the musical heritage of the peoples living in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Of the many performances abroad, from Greece, through Hungary and the Czech Republic, to France, the Orchestra is proud to won first place for Best Band of the XIX National Festival of creativity in Győr in Hungary. Claiming that the tamburica music is a part of the common cultural heritage of the people of Southeast Europe, City Tamburica Orchestra is dedicated to promoting cultural cooperation internationally. In addition to organizing in Banja Luka an International Festival "Evening with Tamburica”, City Tamburica Orchestra is the organizer of the traditional international conference “European Days of Tamburica”, which gathers composers, conductors, orchestras, and other institutions from the world of tamburica music. City Tamburica Orchestra is also one of the initiators for the formation of the European Tamburica Association, which has head office in Banja Luka.
For exceptional achievements in the field of culture the City Assembly of Banja Luka awarded City Tamburica Orchestra with the City Plaque for 2009 year.
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