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Tambura ensemble Centre "Plan B", Zagreb is an instrumental ensemble acting from 2014 and consists of 13 young enthusiasts and world-class players who had (until the middle of 2014) been playing in an older tambura orchestra "Ferdo Livadic" in Samobor under the direction of its leader and conductor Anamarija Šimičić, for many years. Therefore, although this form of ensemble has been acting since second half of 2014 this is actually the well "coordinated" team of top players who have been playing together for many years and have achieved top results at competitions in Croatia and abroad. The orchestra players won multiple gold medals "Tambura Paje Kolarića" at each "International festival of Croatian tambura music in Osijek. The highlight of it all is most certainly the most important recognition granted to the ensemble in 2010 when their performance of the competition programme won a maximum of 100 points and thus became the only band that has achieved a maximum number of points in the history of the aforesaid festival. Tambura ensemble players participated in many international competitions – in 2011 at the 3rd International Festival of Orchestras and Choirs in Bratislava, Slovakia, where they won the Golden Plaque with the highest number of points in its category (the highest score awarded in the competition in all categories) and the Grand Prix and in 2014 at the IX. International Art Competition for Youth "MUSES" in Bulgaria, where they also won first prize and were awarded with the special prize for the performance and artistic experience.
Anamarija Šimičić (b. 1978 in Slavonski Brod) originating from the small town of Vrpolje in the heart of Slavonia in which the cultural life and tamburitza music are traditionally cherished, has dealt with music since childhood. She graduated from the Zagreb Music Academy in the class of maestro Vladimir Kranjčević with the final work "Conductor tamburitza orchestra", and today she is a regular professor of tamburitza in the School of Music Brežice in Slovenia. Her large contribution was the inclusion of tamburitza as a discipline at the National Competition of young musicians of the Republic of Slovenia (TEMSIG). At 43rd national competition for young musicians of the Republic of Slovenia in the discipline tamburitza under her mentorship students have won two Golden plaques and one silver medal and a special recognition of the jury for the most promising young musicians. She joined the Tamburitza assciation "Ferdo Livadic" in 2004 and became a conductor of Younger Orchestra. In 2007 she became artistic director of the Older tambura orchestra and led them till the end of 2014. Successful work with older orchestra resulted in valuable prizes on international and national music stages. In March 2011 she became a full member of Croatian tamburitza association. She is also a member of the Croatian Music Union. All her musical skills and knowledge she successfully conveys to the young generation of tambura players every day.Back to the list of ensembles