Mladen Tarbuk

Conductor & Composer

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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

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2 months ago
Putovi hrvatske glazbe: Mladen Tarbuk laureat nagrade "Josip Štolcer Slavenski" :: HRT – HR 3

The radio show and music is still possible to listen to on the link below:
One can say that this is a part of the Award too: Radio broadcast of Mladen Tarbuk's music in the radio show "Paths of ... See more

Svibanj je mjesec u kojem se obilježava rodjendan skladatelja Josipa Štolcera Slavenskog - već 50 godina postoji nagrada koja nosi njegovo ime, a koja se dodjeljuje za najbolju skladbu nastalu u ... See more

2 months ago

Jako sam počašćen i sretan jer mi je po peti puta uručena hrvatska glazbena nagrada za najbolju skladbu "Josip Štolcer Slavenski", ovoga puta za najbolju skladbu 2019. godine "Quatre épigrammes ... See more

CENTAR ZA KULTURU ČAKOVEC Mladen Tarbuk laureat Nagrade Grada Čakovca "Josip Štolcer Slavenski" za 2019. godinu Ocjenjivački sud Nagrade Grada Čakovca "Josip Štolcer Slavenski", u sastavu Iva ... See more

5 months ago

A great beginning of this year! I spent two beautiful weeks conducting in the capital of classical music - BUDAPEST. It is the city with the largest number of professional symphony orchestras in the ... See more

5 months ago
Wagner: Siegfried's Idyll, an excerpt

The beautiful Siegfried Idyll, dedicated by Wagner to his wife Cosima, was perfectly understood by Budapest's MAV Symphony Orchestra players. I enjoyed very much working with them on refined shaping ... See more

5 months ago
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana - an excerpt

In this excerpt of the famous piece by Mascagni, one can notice highly cultivated sound of strings, so typical for the best Hungarian orchestras such as the MAV Symphony Orchestra.


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  • Mladen Tarbuk | Academy of Music Zagreb | University of Zagreb | Trg Republike Hrvatske 12 | 10000 Zagreb | Croatia EU