Smilko Radić

SMILKO RADIĆ SMILJAN, poet, composer and musician, was born in Baška Voda, and his career of a musician took him to Zagreb, where he was a member of the Opera Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre, the Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Radio and Television, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and smaller wind orchestras, and his art of playing the horn has led him around the world and has made him cross  paths with many famous conductors and soloists, such as:Lovro von Matačić, Boris Papandopulo, Pavle Dešpalj, Lorin Masel, Luciano Pavarotti, Mira Pospiš, José Careras and many others.

 

He has turned his inspiration by his native town Baška Voda and Dalmatia, his homeland, love, God and man into several collections of poems and many songs, which were performed by excellent singers and various traditional a cappella groups (cro. klapa), winning many prizes at the Festival of Dalmatian Klapa Singing  in Omiš, among which are the seven first-place audience awards and the first place award for the best lyrics.v

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