Singer/Composer/Artistic Director

CREScendo Music Festival

The 11th Crescendo Music Festival brings together local, national, and international artists to celebrate music at various locations on the islands of Cres and Lošinj, from the north to the south.

Musicians who will be playing are Samir Chatterjee (tabla), Dario Kucic (voice/meh – Cres’ bagpipes), Ben Rosenblum (accordion), Mat Muntz (bass), Zvjezdan Ružić (piano), Tomaž Gajšt (trumpet), Lenart Krečič (tenor saxophone), Vojkan Jocić (soprano saxophone), Miha Koren (bass) and Adriano Bernobić (drums).

We will also have an exhibition “Vile Lavandine” by Ruta Association, Vesna Jakić and Vesna Bakić

Come join our exploration of sounds, arts, and our beautiful island!

Detailed program

Monday, 19.8. Vidovići, Guvno at sisters-homes

Zvjezdan Ružić Sextet (Croatia, Slovenia) with: Zvjezdan Ružić – piano, Tomaž Gajšt – trumpet, Lenart Krečič – tenor saxophone, Vojkan Jocić – soprano saxophone, Miha Koren – double bass, Adriano Bernobić – drums

Thursday, August 22, Open Air Theatre, Cres

Samir Chatterjee (India, USA) – tabla

Astrid Trio (USA, Croatia) with: Astrid Kuljanic – voice, Ben Rosenblum – accordion, Mat Muntz – bass, meh

Free Concerts with Masterclasses on Singing, Jazz and Traditional Music with Astrid Trio

Tuesday, August 20, Café Bar Timun at Camp Slatina, Martinšćica

Wednesday, August 21, Ruta Association, Cres, with special guest Dario Kučić – traditional bagpipes meh and singing

Friday, August 23, Miomirisni Otočki Vrt, Mali Lošinj

Saturday, August 24, Pansion Tramontana, Beli

Exhibition “Vile Lavandine” – Ruta Association, Vesna Jakić and Vesna Bakić

For aditional information e-mail

  • Crescendo Music Festival is supported by:
  • Ministarstvo kulture republike Hrvatske
  • Visit Cres – TZ Cres
  • Grad Cres
  • Primorsko-goranska županija
  • Camp Kovacine – Cresanka d.d. Cres
  • Cafe Bar Timun, Camp Slatina
  • Tramontana Pansion – Beli
  • sister-homes
  • Udruga Ruta – Cres
  • Miomirisni Otočki Vrt, Mali Lošinj
  • DevaDesign

Crescendo 26.-28.06.2009.CREScendo Music Festival was established in 2008 in cooperation with Croatian Music Union on the island Cres, Croatia. Since it’s beginning the main stage was set in the open air cinema of the town of Cres, and other stages were carefully selected to introduce a nonstandard yet perfect musical ambiences: the cloister of St. Francis Friary, Tower of Cres and Stanzia Castellani in Grmozaj to name a few.
The festival gathers world-class domestic and foreign jazz musicians (Matija Dedic, Simone Zanchini, Kruno Levacic, Ivana Kindl, Joe Kaplowitz, Lela Kaplowitz, Ziga Golob.. ), as well as local artists.
The Crescendo Music Festival has insisted on the interdisciplinary outcome right from the start so that the visitors could enjoy a broad cultural bid i.e. photography exhibition organized by Arterija Association and by local artist Magrit Dittmann Soldicic, exhibition of paintings by Iva Pevalek, silk acrobatics performances by Nives Soldicic, musical workshops and yearly exhibition of authentic products of Cres and wonderful stage scenography in collaboration with Ruta Society.

Crescendo - Iva slikeCrescendo Artistic Organization was founded in 2010. It’s primary activity is organizing the annual CREScendo Music Festival, as well as concerts and masterclasses of it’s members. Besides, it collaborates with other organizations regarding the concerts of its members (humanitarian event Homo Si Tec in Rijeka, The Chocolate Festival in Opatija, Bienalle of Mosaic in Rijeka..), has organized musical workshops for the children in cooperation with Matulji district, and has co-operated with Marathon Music in producing a CD for Spart Jazz Project.
For further information and any inquiries please contact the artistic executive Astrid Kuljanic.