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Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 (Semi-Final)
Artist Katarina Kutnar
Final piece Violin concerto No. 3 in B-Minor, op.61, 1st mvt . Allegro non troppo by Camille Saint-Saens
Semi final pieces
  • Scherzo in c-minor form F-A-E sonata by Johannes Brahms
  • Carmen Phantasie, op.66 by Franz Drdla
Country Croatia
Broadcaster HRT


# Contest Participant Instrument Pieces Place
08 Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 (Semi-Final)
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Katarina Kutnar Violin
  1. Scherzo in c-minor form F-A-E sonata by Johannes Brahms
  2. Carmen Phantasie, op.66 by Franz Drdla

About Katarina Kutnar

Katarina Kuntarwas selected to represent Croatia in Februrary, at a national finald held infront of 1.500 people. All seven of the young hopefuls were accompanied by the CroatianRadio Television Symphonic Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Mladen Tarbuk,but it was 16-year old violinist Katarina who was awarded first place by the jury.

Katrina is currently a pupil at a Grammar School in Zagreb, the Croatian capital. She is first-year
violin student at the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Professor Leonid Sorokow. She began to learn violin at the age of four in the class of Professor Helena Žubrinić at the Elly Bašić Music School in Zagreb, and she also attended the International Summer and Winter Master Classes held by Professors Marina Sorokowa and Leonid Sorokow, Volodja Balžalorski and Marko Žepić.

During her career so far she has given more than fifty public solo and chamber performances in Croatia and beyond She gave her first full-length solo concert on 1 February 2010 in Matica Hrvatska as part of the Young Musicians' cycle, and her first public appearance as a soloist was with the school orchestra at the age of just nine, when she played Vivaldi's Concerto in A minor. Katarina has since played as a soloist with the school string orchestra at the Croatian National Competition of Orchestras in Dubrovnik where she won First Prize.

Katarina has toured throughout Croatia and also in Slovenia, and in 2001 she played for the Pope's visit to Zagreb.