Singer/Composer/Artistic Director

CREScendo Music Festival

The 10th Crescendo Music Festival brings together local, national, and international artists to celebrate music at various locations on the island of Cres, from the north to the south.

Musicians who will be playing are Tedi Spalato (voice/guitar), Dario Kucic (voice/meh – Cres’ bagpipes), Ben Rosenblum (accordion), Mat Muntz (bass), Vicente Hansen (drums), Luka Čapeta (guitar) and Kruno Levacic (drums).

We will also have a photo exhibition by Francesco Moretti of handmade wool dresses by Vesna Jakic of Ruta Association.

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

Detailed program

8.7. Beli, Pansion Tramuntana
Photo exhibition of Francesco Moretti and Ruta, Cres with music by Astrid Kuljanic Translatlantic Exploration Company

9.7. Grmožaj, Stanzia Castellani
Workshop on Meh (Bagpipes from Cres) by Dario Kučić followed by an acoustic concert with Tedi Spalato (voice, guitar), Astrid Kuljanic (voice), Ben Rosenblum (accordion), Mat Muntz (bass), Vicente Hansen (drums)

10.7. Cres, Open Air Theatre
Tedi Spalato (CRO)
Astrid Kuljanic Transatlantic Exploration Company with Ben Rosenblum – accordion, Mat Muntz – bass, Vicente Hansen – drums, Astrid Kuljanic – voice (USA / Chile / CRO)
Duetto Chapetlewski with Luka Čapeta – guitar and Kruno Levačić – drums (CRO)

  • 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
  • Tramontana Pansion – Beli
  • Stanzia Castellani – Soundscapes Festival
  • Udruga Ruta – Cres
  • Francesco Moretti Lifeteller
  • 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.