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Kaja Farszky

 

 

Kaja Farszky (born in Croatia, based in Brussels, Belgium) is a versatile percussionist who is active as a soloist but also collaborates with different chamber ensembles, orchestras, artists from different fields such as dance, theatre, and visual arts. As a player dedicated to performing contemporary music as well as an improviser, her life is marked strongly through work with composers and being involved in creations on a regular basis. Her approach to music performance is characterized by inspiring energy, but also by a clearly defined extramusical dramaturgical concept, carefully thought through. She dedicates equal attention to the visual elements as well as elements of the scene and her performances are filled by a powerful artistic personality, both in the classical music performances and in the most challenging pieces of contemporary music literature. She is an active musician in classical, contemporary, improvisation and music-theatre scene, as well as the author of individual works and projects. Her musical life is largely marked by many guest performances in Europe and worldwide. Having percussion instruments as a mode for expressing herself, she feels there are no limits in question what can be an instrument or which sounds are considered music, there's only the question what to do with particular sound in a particular moment. Kaja believes that percussion music at its best reveals and amplifies something fundamental about the composers and performers who engage in it. Since 2017 Kaja is marimba one™ Discovery Artist and co-artistic director of collective Down the Rabbit Hole

 

 

 

Kaja je svestrana udaraljkašica koja djeluje kao solistica, ali surađuje s raznim komornim ansamblima, orkestrima, glazbenim i kazališnim umjetnicima. Istaknuti dio njezinog repertoara čine suvremena glazbena ostvarenja, među kojima i brojna u Hrvatskoj rijetko izvođena djela te praizvedbe. 2014. godine nagrađena je nagradom Ivo Vuljević Hrvatske glazbene mladeži za najistaknutije ostvarenje mladih glazbenika te nagradom Hrvatskog društva skladatelja za najbolju izvedbu skladbe hrvatskog autora na 47. glazbenoj tribini Darko Lukić. Školovala se na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu, Visokoj katalonskoj školi za glazbu u Barceloni (ESMuC) i Kraljevskom konzervatoriju za umjetnost u Ghentu (Belgija), a velik dio njezinog glazbenog života obilježila su i brojna gostovanja u Europi i svijetu. Njen pristup izvođenju glazbe obuhvaća izvrsnost same glazbene izvedbe, ali i jasno definiran i osmišljen izvanglazbeni dramaturški koncept. S jednakom se posvećenošću bavi vizualnim i scenskim elementima, a njeni nastupi obilježeni su snažnom umjetničkom osobnošću, kako u izvedbama klasične glazbe, tako i u najizazovnijim djelima suvremene glazbene literature. Aktivna je na klasičnoj, suvremenoj, improvizatorskoj i glazbeno-kazališnoj sceni, a autorica je samostalnih radova i projekata. Od 2017. godine Kaja je službeno i marimba one™ umjetnica i jedna od osnivačica i umjetničkih voditeljica kolektiva Down the Rabbit Hole