During 35 years career, Mladen Tarbuk conducted major works from operatic and symphonic repertoire as well as many contemporary pieces ... READ MORE
Mladen Tarbuk is one of the most versatile artists who is equally successful as a conductor, composer, writer, educator and broadcaster ... READ MORE
Mladen Tarbuk draws inspiration from myriads of life and artistic experiences. The result is an exceptionally rich opus of works ... READ MORE
CLICK THE ICON ABOVE to read the list of upcoming performances and selected past events.
Festival Symphony Orchestra & the Chester River Chorale, Decker Theatre, Washington College | Mladen Tarbuk, conductor | Rossini: Overture: La Cenerentola Tarbuk: Concerto for Flute (Jennifer Parker-Harley, soloist) Beethoven: Mass in C
Mladen Tarbuk, conductor | M. Tarbuk: Sinfonia da camera, Respigh: ll tramonto, for mezzosoprano and strings, Cherubini: Symphony in D, Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN (Mahler) College of Arts Bern HKB Ensemble | Musical direction and editing ~ Direction musicale et arrangement ~ Mladen Tarbuk | Staging ~ Mise en scène ~ Mathias Behrends | Sunday, June 3, 2018 Dimanche 3 juin 2018
Pianist Diana Brekalo performs Mladen Tarbuk: Selection from 12 Inventions: No 1 'a una voce' 02:31 No 2 'Aria' 05:16 No 5 'Lullaby' 08:08 No 7 'Sequence' 09:24 No 10 'Cannon' | 16/10/2018
Mladen Tarbuk conducted pieces by contemporary Polish and Croatian composers. | 08/10/2017
I travel through many different soundscapes re-creating music as a conductor and living it as a composer. I enjoy permeation of my two callings that demand working with countless music styles, past and present. One of my main aims has always been sharing music with the widest possible audience and bringing it closer to the communities. In contemporary world, one gets overwhelmed with information and variety of online content which leaves people with less time to experience beauty through listening. It is the musicians' task now, more than ever, to keep the flame of our art burning strong through both artistic and educational activities. Mladen Tarbuk
PUCCINI: MADAM BUTTERFLY | National Arts Centre Ottawa, USA | Le Droit, Jean Jacques Van Vlasselaer
... the musical flow and the penetrating interpretation made by an excellent conductor from Croatia, Mladen Tarbuk. … Tarbuk conducts in an articulate, intense manner, delivering his interpretation without precipitation, not only of the lyrical matter with a pathos that is penetrating yet not heavy, but also of the unprecedented, post-Wagnerian harmonisations that come with the lyrical matter. He also has the gift of knowing how to both push and carry a voice at the same time ...
STRAVINSKI: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS | Orchestra of G. Verdi Teatro Lirico Trieste, Italy | Cronache di Trieste, 26.4.2014, Maria Luisa Runti
On the podium, Mladen Tarbuk conducted the Orchestra of Giuseppe Verdi Teatro Lirico with interpretative rigor and harmonic colouring, underlining the dialogue between music and dance. The overture in which the sound of the bassoon and the ostinati appeared, followed by strings and horns was magnificent and it empowered the stage action with great intensity.
STRAVINSKI: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS | Orchestra of G. Verdi Teatro Lirico Trieste, Italy | Debussy and Stravinsky in the Mirror, Trieste Artecultura, June 2014, Pierpaolo Zurlo
Bravo to the conductor, Mladen Tarbuk from Croatia, who, even with an orchestra much smaller compared to what is written in score, succeeded in making the vivid music of the Sacre credible and effective.
M. TARBUK: SEBASTIAN SLEEPING | Wiener Concert-Verein chamber orchestra | Vorarlberger Neue Zeitung, Katharina von Glasenapp
Mladen Tarbuk, in an expression of his fatherly feelings, combines comforting sonority in the low strings with a soft, high sound and pizzicato in the violins, sets high and low registers apart and lets his music inspired by Georg Trakl turn into a joyful dance with bells and an intense double bass solo: an atmospheric piece with all sorts of emotions and associations.