“It would be hard to describe in words the feelings and, above all, the impatience that overwhelm me just before our musical reunion in Radeče.
Just as I, then a curious child or young man, was part of this place at the confluence of the Sopot and the Sava rivers, so this place has always remained part of me. And hence all the excitement and enthusiasm in preparation for I don’t know which one in a row (the numbers don’t matter…) Sonc Festival….A festival that gives, gives back, unites and connects…
It is an immense pleasure for me to be able to (co)design the programme and some other organisational details, but above all I look forward to meeting my musical colleagues again and again, first of all Tanja, but also all the people you will see written in the concert sheets and really, up close and live, so close that you could almost touch them (quite unusual for the time we live in…) and hear them from the concert stage. To meet all those who will be sitting on the other side of the stage is of special value.
It is beautiful to feel how music connects everyone to unprecedented dimensions. It is nice to be gratefully aware of all (or at least part of all) that has been received from one’s home environment, and it is even nicer to return it, or at least part of it, to that environment…. And it is even more beautiful to feel that this return is so warmly and beautifully received by one’s own neighbours, friends, acquaintances and all those who allow art and music to be a major part of a few consecutive days in our Radeče.”