Veljak Quartet – Classical Music Concert in Funtana
Time: the 25th of August, 2009
Place: St. Bernard Church, Funtana
Organization: Tourist Association of Funtana
On the 25th of August at 9 p.m. the St. Bernard Church in Funtana will host the concert of the Veljak Quartet.
The beginnigs of the quartet date back to the year 1997 when the Veljak family, musical family from Rijeka, gathered to form a trio. In 2005 they were joined by the thirteen-year-old cellist Vid, the youngest member of the family. That was the beginning of the Quartet, which gathers Maja, Nataša, Valter and Vid. Their repertoire comprises compositions of various styles and from different periods. Most of them are arranged by Valter Velja, contrabassist and member of the baroque ensemble «Collegium musicum Fluminense», the orchestra of the Rijeka Opera and the «Rijeka Chamber Orchestra». Maja and Nataša Veljak, young violinists, have graduated from the music high-school and the «Visoka škola za glazbenu umjetnost» in Lovran. The Quartet has been performing all arond Europe in cooperating with all important orchestras from Rijeka.