This event is part of ClimateKeys, a glocal initiative launching with over thirty concerts in nine countries during October & November 2017 to raise public engagement with CoP23, the 2017 UN climate talks taking place in November. ClimateKeys, founded by London-based composer pianist Lola Perrin, features concert pianists and climate change experts collaborating in performances that include a conversation with the audience about positive response to climate change. To date, over a hundred concert musicians and guest speakers in twenty countries have joined ClimateKeys. More concerts are being planned through 2018.

Academy of Arts

University of Banja Luka

Chamber hall

Bulevar vojvode Petra Bojovica 1a
78 000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Two years ago, my country was hit by catastrophic floods. Also, we daily hear about natural catastrophes around the world.The ClimateKeys project gave me the opportunity to give my contribution in pointing out the problem of climate changes. When I found out from Lola Perrin about her composition "Significantus" I did not hesitate, I wanted to perform this composition. I am very happy to participate in this project. (Biljana Jasic Radovanovic)


Piano Suite IX: Significantus: (Lola Perrin 2016)

This piano suite was composed in response to writings about climate change, and how to respond positively. The title is inspired by one of the writings: "We are on the cusp of a new philosophical era reversing 500 years of science telling us how insignificant we are.” (Mark Maslin, University College London) The composer has given the work eleven performances in the UK and Amsterdam. This performance in Banja Luka marks the first time the piece will be played by a concert pianist.

BILJANA JAŠIĆ RADOVANOVIC is a pianist and harpsichordist, performing solo concerts, chamber concerts and also performs widely with orchestras including in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Italy. She is one of the performers on recordings of two CDs of music by renowned Bosnian-Herzegovinian composer, Vlado S. Milosevic, she records for radio and television and is currently recording a new CD by F. Couperin. She is a jury member at national and international competitions of chamber music, piano duo and piano, both in her home country and abroad. She is the founder and director of two chamber ensembles; Banja Luka Baroque Ensemble and Banja Luka trio. She is a teacher at the Academy of Arts University of Banja Luka.

Prof GORAN TRBIC is Professor of Climatology at University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina)