LunART Festival supports women through art
Channel 3000 - June 7, 2019
By Emilie Burditt
Artists from across the country came to the Overture Center of the Arts to show off their artwork at the second annual LunART Festival.
“Our mission is to support, promote and celebrate women’s creativity in the arts,” Ugrcic said. “So we’re trying to create a platform when women artists will come, share their voices and collaborate.”
Collaborative art exhibit aims to unite women
Madison magazine - June 21, 2019
By Claire VanValkenburg
The opening reception for “Women Against Hate, United by Love” on June 5 kicked off the 2019 LunART Festival, a celebration of women in the arts featuring galleries, concerts, recitals, poetry readings and master classes around Madison.
An art exhibit aimed at uniting women against bigotry, intolerance and racism is now in Madison but intended to travel throughout Wisconsin, gaining collaborators along the way.
Iva Ugrcic in the FINAL for the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award!
"I am thrilled to have been selected as the finalist for the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award! I strongly believe in the mission and vision of this fine organizations, and I am honored to be among the visionary artists who transform society."
Iva will be performing in New York City on Monday, October 15th!
A Narrative Review by Colin Kohrs
"Ugrčić wrote her dissertation on Rotaru, and said that Rotaru's work is so unknown here in the states that this would be an American premiere.
And boy was it a treat.
This piece is for bass flute, piccolo... and is played alongside an audio track... the audio track was fascinating, coordinating, and not the least bit distracting
Ugrčić's performance was amazing as ever, and this is a piece that you definitely have to hear for yourself."
The Courage to leap, Tuesday June 26, 2018
By Frank Cain
We all want to be creative, unique, and trendsetting people I truly believe that all of us have a gift to share with the world. Unfortunately, not all of us have the guts to take action and see where ideas lead. The difference between the masses and Iva Ugrćič and Laura Medisky? They took the bold move to leap. Legends are built upon an origin story.
Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday June 24, 2018
By Gayle Worland
"Iva Ugrcic moved to the United States because, as a musician, she was frustrated with gender inequality on her home continent.
Now she’s launching a three-day festival that will try to move the scales in the direction of equality — by celebrating literature, visual art, dance and music of many genres, all created by women."
Iva's inaurugal LunART Festival in the final of the 2018 C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition!!!
"I am thrilled to announce that my baby project LunART Festival is in the final for the C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition which will take place during the 2018 The National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, Florida, August 8-12!
This is the first time I will be doing the “Shark Tank” style business pitch!"
Visit NFA for more info!
ISTHMUS News, Music, January 19, 2018
Sound Out Loud Collective
Winning at new music!
Asked for comment, chief judge David Katz shares notes from Sound Out Loud’s evaluation:
“Exceptionally skilled performances of important contemporary and near-contemporary repertoire in a variety of styles, displaying passion in their process. A better example of a chamber ensemble committed to its mission could hardly be imagined.”
Iva Ugrčić wins the American Prize 2017-18
Iva Ugrčić received the FIRST PLACE award from The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance 2017-18 with the Sound Out Loud Contemporary Music Ensemble. Iva is a founding member of the SOL, group that seeks to expand the realm of possibilities within in the chamber ensemble repertoire e through the implementation of experimental techniques, the incorporation of variety of instruments and musical styles from the Middle East and Asia, innovative performance practice, and the use of live electronics.
Iva Ugrčić performs with Black Marigold Wind Quintet
"The program was fantastic, skillfully mixing the traditional with the modern...Balance was superb among the five musicians, shining when soloing and supporting when their part called for it."