Classical Pianist Ratimir Martinović returns to Santa Barbara!

by | Feb 10, 2013 | Classical Music | 0 comments

Ratimir MartinovićClassical pianist Ratimir Martinović first performed in Santa Barbara in February of 2012 at Santa Barbara City College Fe Bland Forum.  Mr. Martinović returned for a second performance in February 2013 at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall.  Santa Barbara classical music lovers were treated to works by Chopin, Glière, Mozart and Bach.  At present, Mr. Martinović works as Full Professor of Piano at the Academy of Arts, in Novi Sad, Serbia.  He is one of the founders of the International Festival KotorArt and director of its music program called Don Branko’s Music Days.

Ratimir Martinović
Ratimir Martinović

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