Music Association ” ARTEMIS ” based in Split and Kastela, was established on September 29th 2009 as a Non-Profit Organization from professional musicians with extensive international experience.
Since the founding the Music association Artemis organized over fifty concerts and events in several venues in Croatia, many of them in cooperation with the international recognized musicians as Grigory Gruzman, Edin Karamazov, Mario Hossen, Zoran Dukic, Petrit Çeku, Mai Suzuki, Kim Cook, Tartini Quartet Ljubljana.
In the last five years many important projects were implemented, which were financed partly from public funds of the City of Split, Split-Dalmatia County and Croatian Ministry of Culture. The activities of the association has been supported through the private sponsors such as Marina Kaštela, Hotel Marul Split and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Zagreb.
The Artemis worked closely with the institutions like the Croatian National Theatre in Split and Šibenik, Split Summer Festival, Cultural Festivals in Osijek, Pula, Poreč, Novi Vinodolski, Skradin, Gospić, Trogir, Kaštela, Omiš, Ploče, Academy of Arts of the University of Split and Music school Josip Hatze Split. The list of events is attached.
2012 through a public audition Artemis founded a new string orchestra “The Virtuosos of Split”. For high artistic level of the Ensemble are responsible successful, multi-award winning musicians with decades-long concert experience and professors of the Music Department of the Academy of Arts of the University of Split as the artistic director, violist and conductor Wladimir Kossjanenko (Austria-Croatia), solo cellist Mihovil Karuza (Croatia ), solo violist Pavel Kondrusevich (Belarus) and guest concert master Dragan Radosavljević, violin professor at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin.
We emphasize that President of Croatia Dr. Ivo Josipović took over the patronage of the first season of The Virtuosos of Split.
The recent concerts of the Virtuosos of Split at the International Festival “Celloherbst am Hellweg” in the North Rhine- Westphalia have been a great success accompanied by standing ovations and critical acclaim.
Bach Days in Split were awarded the prestigious European label EFFE 2019-2020 Remarkable Arts Festival.