Director of the Festival (OC President)
Stefan Ćeha, a graduated music artist – accordionist, was born on the 22nd of December, 1994, in Nikšić, where he started his music education with the mentorship of Ljiljana Radović. He completed the undergraduate studies at the University of East Sarajevo᾽s Academy of Music, in the class of professor Dražan Kosorić.
During his career so far, he has recorded a large number of performances and concerts all around Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Italy, Germany, and Serbia. He is the winner of numerous awards and recognitions. A composer Dalibor Đukić dedicated the pieces "Balkan Eroico", "Duo Capriccioso", "Pastorala", and "Sensibile" to him. In May 2017, he performed with the Mostar Sinfonietta Orchestra and thus became the first accordion soloist to perform with this orchestra in the history of its existence.
Stefan Ćeha is the founder and director of the "Orfej" Classical Music Festival.
Artistic Director of the Festival (OC Vice President)
Fuad Šetić (Schweinfurt, 1995) is a conductor and collaborative pianist from Sarajevo. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Sarajevo’s Academy of Music, as the winner of two "Golden Badge" awards, and Master’s studies in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster (London), as a Chevening scholar.
He performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Turkey, Belgium, and Austria. He participated in numerous festivals (Sonemus Fest, Sarajevo Winter Festival, May Music Festivities, "Orfej" Classical Music Festival, The Slovenian Choirs Camp in Šentvid, International Festival of the Association "Ivan Cankar" in Vrhnika, Zenica Spring Festival, etc.) and established cooperation with many soloists, choirs, orchestras and chamber ensembles (Camerata Slovenica, Kovači Sound Smiths, "Lola" Chamber Mixed Choir, "Cantabile" Youth Choir, "Belg᾽harmonika" Accordion Orchestra, Mostar Sinfonietta Orchestra, Zenica Chamber Symphony Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.). He is a member of INSAM Institute for Contemporary Artistic Music, Giuseppe Verdi Musical Society in Guadalajara (Mexico), and the Artistic Director of the "Orfej" Classical Music Festival. He lives in Sarajevo, where he works as a Collaborative Pianist with the Department for Conducting at the University of Sarajevo’s Academy of Music.
Artistic Director of the Festival
Vanja Albijanić was born on the 19th of October, 1992, in Foča. After completing primary and primary music education as the best student of her generation, she continued secondary music education in East Sarajevo in 2007. During the four-year education, she participated in various competitions at the republic and international level where she achieved noticeable results. As a student of the generation, she finished secondary school, and in 2011 she became a student of the University of East Sarajevo᾽s Academy of Music, at the Department of Vocal and Instrumental studies – Accordion performance in the class of professor Dražan Kosorić. She graduated on the 1st of July, 2015, with an average grade of 9.95, and as of the 15th of July 2017, she holds the title of a Master of Arts in Accordion with an average grade of 10.00.
Up until today, she has won over 30 awards for her participation in competitions in chamber music categories, but also as an accordion soloist at the republic, state, international, and world level. She was named the best student of the Second cycle of studies in the Republic of Srpska by the Ministry of Science and Technology ("Dr Milan Jelić" Foundation) in the academic year of 2015/2016.
She recently obtained her second Master᾽s Degree from the University of Banja Luka᾽s Academy of Arts – in the field of chamber music, where she was in the class of professor Biljana Jašić Radovanović.
Creative Director of the Festival
Marko Jovančić was born on the 31st of March, 1996. For the past eight years, he has been actively specialising in graphic design, photo and video production. He completed secondary music education at the Public Institution High School Centre "East Ilidža" in East Sarajevo, at the Department for Music Associates – Theorists in 2014. A year later he graduated from the Department of Music Performance – Voice. He is currently a student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, at the Department of Directing: Audio-Visual Arts.
Near the end of his secondary education, he started working in the editorial office of the Entertainment and Music Programme of the National Public Television Channel of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHT1), where he currently works in the position of Assistant Director. For the past five years, he has been the official photographer of BONJOUR.ba, the most read lifestyle website in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his studies, he participated in several Erasmus+ Youth Exchange programmes. He worked on numerous Bosnian-Herzegovinian documentaries and award-winning feature films as the director, director of photography, cameraman, DIT, and editor.
Since October 2013, he has been working as a graphic designer and director of photo and video production with the Music Studio in Bosnia and Herzegovina (MAUBIH), of which he is a co-founder. Thanks to this, he has been noticed by serious companies in the country and the world, which are his MAUBIH clients today.
Organisation Committee Member
Kristina Benić was born in East Sarajevo, where she completed her primary school and secondary music school education. After finishing her secondary education, she realized that her profession is photography, which became her life occupation after completing several photography courses.
Her ambitions are inclined to portrait and fashion photography.
Organisation Committee Member
Sofija Vučićević was born on the 31st of January, 1994. She completed primary and secondary education in Pale and the Secondary Music School in East Sarajevo. She completed her Bachelor᾽s studies in ethnomusicology at the University of Banja Luka᾽s Academy of Arts. In 2017 she enrolled in Master studies at the Department of Ethnomusicology of the University of Banja Luka᾽s Academy of Arts.
She has been employed as a Teaching Assistant at the mentioned department since 2018, and she has been employed as an expert associate for traditional singing in the "Veselin Masleša" ensemble since 2015. She participated in numerous symposia, scientific conferences, seminars, workshops, and projects and was active in the student organizations. She is currently participating in the organization of cultural life in both Banja Luka and beyond. She is one of the founders of the Citizens᾽ Association "CreArt" where she acts as the president.
Organisation Committee Member
Sonja Đurić belongs to the new generation of young producers and managers in the field of culture. She graduated in Film, Television, Theater, and Radio Production at the University of Banja Luka᾽s Academy of Arts. She worked in the organization of numerous cultural events, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, educational workshops, seminars, and conferences.
So far, she has produced several theatre plays, TV and radio shows, as well as short feature films. She has a great love for music, and in addition to creative production, she sings, as well as writes and composes songs for adults and children. She is one of the founders of the Citizens᾽ association "CreArt" in Banja Luka.