Zarko Perisic plays Mats Larsson Gothe's Ricerco 1 .
Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb, Croatia 4th june 2006
Žarko Perišić was born in 1967. in Split, Croatia.. There he completes primary and secondary music education. He passes the preliminary exam at Music Academy in Zagreb in 1985., course bassoon, class of the Prof. Marijan Kobetić.
During the study in Zagreb, where he also graduates in 1990., he receives a numerous awards at the republic and federal competitions as bassoon player and chamber musician. Thus in 1989. he wins at the competition of young artist of Yugoslavia (wins the second award, the award for the first place wasn't given), and the next year at the same competition he wins awards for brass instruments trio and brass instruments quintet. He was awarded with the Rector's award of the University of Zagreb , and with the award of the brass instrument department of the Academy. After completion of the studies he continues with advance training in the High Musical School Mozarteum in Salzburg, graduate studies in class of Prof. Milan Turković.
In 1992. he enrols into position of the first coordinating bassoon player in the orchestra of Israeli radio in Jerusalem, where he works until the August of 1996. During that period he also performs as a solist with orchestra King David violins from Jerusalem, with string chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra from Tel Aviv, and he leads brass instruments quintet of Symphony orchestra from Jerusalem, as well as, string trio Divertimento.
Starting from the September of 1996. he moves to position of solo bassoon player in Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic orchestra, where he performs (besides his other engagements) even today, continuing his graduate studies at Mozarteum in Salzburg, in class of Prof. Richard Galler.
From 1997. he works as lecturer at Academy of arts in Novi sad, at the subjects/course of bassoon, chamber music, orchestra passages, and he receives the title of assistant professor in 1999. He is a founder of brass instruments quintet „ Synergy 5, and from 2001. he becomes solo bassoon player and a member of Artistic council " Vojvodina symphonic orchestra in Novi Sad, where he is actively engaged as a performer and manager of solists and dirigents.
He performs concerts with the following ensambles/troupes Camerata Salzburg, «Austrian ensemble/troupe for new music» from Salzburg, Twenty Century and Klangforum from Vienna, orchestras Gustav Mahler chamber orchestra, Georgian chamber orchestra, Mozarteum orchestra, Budapest festival orchestra, Chamber orchestra of Europe throughout Europe where he also regularly performs as a bassoon solist. He participates at festival in Villars, Switzerland, and at the festival „Days of Strauss in Garmish-Partenkirchen,- the place where Richard Strauss had once dwelt and composed some of his works. He participates in recording of numerous sound recording mediums with numerous orchestras and famous soloists, of which there should be mentioned recordings and radio broadcastings in cooperation with RTV Novi Sad, CD of Mozart's concert for bassoon with Philharmonic Chamber Orchaestra from Salzburg.
In the field of chamber music he cooperates with numerous artists of which there should be mentioned the following: Zyprien Kastaris, Werner Hink, Hanna Wienmeister, Thomas Kakuska, Franck Stadler, Bernie Heinrichs, Clara Dent, Mate Bekavac, Jasminka Stančul, Alexandar Janiczek, Johannes Hinterholzer.
In November of 2002. he was performing in Salzburg participating in celebration of 80. years of foundation of „Association of composers of Austria as a dirigent of Austrian ensemble for new music with compositions of Kotschi, D.DAse i M. Jarrel, and in May of 2003. as dirigent with the same ensemble performing Knussen and Ades. As dirigent he performs with orchestra of Academy of arts in Novi sad. In february of 2004. he lectures at the Winter school for contemporary music in Dubrovnik, organized by Royal academy from Stockholm and FMU Sarajevo. In march of 2004. he is a member of jury at the competition of young artist of Greece organized by Solun Musical Academy, where he performs a recital. After that he 's got a concert with orchestra Dušan Skovran from Belgrade at NOMUS festival in Novi Sad, as well as, in Hall of Kolarac foundation, with maestro Claudio Vandelli and clarinet player Aleksandar Tasić: R. Strauss: Duett Concertino.
In 2004. he is admitted into position of assistant lecturer for bassoon at Musical Academy in Zagreb. The next year he participates at Zagreb's Biennial - an international festival of contemporary music.
From 2005. he performs as solo bassoon player of HRT symphony orchestra - in Zagreb.