Jurica Jurasić Kapun

Young baritone who has performed in all spheres of classical music as a vocal soloist. In addition to his obtained MA degree (singing) at the Zagreb Academy of Music, where he studied with Professor Vlatka Oršanić, he is currently completing his studies in music education and Germanic philology. Before enrolling at the Zagreb University, he spent one year at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria) studying with Professor Ulf Bästlein. Beyond his formal education, he participated in international masterclasses with recognized musicians such as Krešimir Stražanac, Marius Vlad, Melanie Diener, Thomas Hampson and others.

During his education he won two awards in singing competitions, the first prize in the HDGPP national competition and the second prize in the 23rd Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Singing Competition in Slovakia. He was also awarded the Dean’s Award at the Academy of Music and is a three-time recipient of the Rector’s Award at the University of Zagreb.

He made his first significant opera performances in student and professional productions on the stage of the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, the Zagreb Academy of Music and the Zagreb City Theater „Komedija“ with roles such as Guglielmo (WA Mozart: Così fan tutte), Pandolfe (J. Massenet: Cendrillon), Le Dancaïre (G. Bizet: Carmen) and others.

He also distinguished himself as a concert performer with the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music, the Tamburitza Orchestra of the Croatian Radiotelevision, the Choir of the Croatian Radiotelevision, the Stuttgart Philharmonic and other ensembles, which include successful collaborations with Croatian and other conductors.

He has achieved a number of successful concert collaborations in his own organization with the support of Međimurje County and Zagreb County, with the Cristoforium concert series, the 54th „Darko Lukić“ Forum and the Čakovec Chamber Music Festival. He also performed at the Music Biennale Zagreb as a soloist in Berislav Šipuš’s opera Final Intermezzo.