Marjan Krajna, Prof.

School Director: Marjan Krajna, prof.

Marjan Krajna,

born in 1966 in Zagreb, graduated in 1990 at the State Russian Musical Academy of Gnesin in Moscow – Accordion Department, in the class of professor Viacheslav Semjonov and conducting in the class of professor Vladimir Kozuhar. He finished primary music school at Rudolf Matz music school in the class of professor Josip Perić. Secondary music education he finished at Elly Bašić Music School in the class of professor Vjera Odak Jembrih in Zagreb and in the class of distinguished professor of accordion Radomir Tomić in “Dr. Miloje Milojević” music school in Kragujevac. He was a fellow of Ivo Pogorelić Fund of the Zagreb Concert Agency, and winner of many national and international competitions. He collaborated with world renowned pedagogues and soloists such as V. Dolgopolov, E. Moser, L. Puhnowsky, F. Lips, B. Jegorov, V. Dmitriev, P. Soave, V. Muntjan, V. Balyk, V Zubitsky, S. Magdić, T. Lukić and others. He has performed in Austria, Australia, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Romania, Russia, Belgium, France, Hungary, as well as with the HRT Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonics, HRT Entertainment Orchestra, HRT Tambura Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Croatian Army under V. Dešpalj, N. Bareza, I. Gjadrov and M. Tarbuk. He has performed in duet with our leading violinist and pedagogue professor Tonko Ninić. Renowned Croatian composers devoted their works to M. Krajna, with particular emphasis on pieces such as "Concert Suite for Accordion solo" M. Miletić which was performed at the Conservatory "A. Corto” in Paris and Liturgical Suites “The Last Week of Jesus Christ on Earth” written by D. Bobić. In 1991 he started working as conductor of the Accordion orchestra of Zlatko Baloković Music College and achieved remarkable results by winning numerous national and international prizes. Particularly remarkable was successful performance of the Accordion orchestra of Zlatko Baloković Music College under his guidance on 29th May 1997 at the UNESCO building in Paris. In 1992 he worked at the Music Academy "Ino Mirković" in Lovran - the first high music educational institution in the Republic of Croatia that have opened the first department for accordion studies in Croatia. He has conducted expert seminars organized by the Ministry of Science of Education and Sports in 1992 in Rijeka and Zagreb, in 1994 and 1995 organized by HDHP in Primošten, in 1996 organized by the Zagreb School of Education, in 1998 organized by HDGPP in Bizovac, in 1999, 2000 and in 2006 in Pučišća on the island of Brač and Educational Agency in Opatija 2007. He worked as a conductor with Croatian Army Symphony Orchestra, Academic Choir Ivan Goran Kovačić and Goranovci Male Choir Ensemble. He has conducted the Accordion Orchestra of the Music School of Zagreb, Functional Music School orchestra as well as chamber ensembles within the Music Schools. In 1996 he founded the Croatian Academy of Accordion Orchestra (H A H O)-society for music accordion pedagogy.

He is a member of numerous juries for solo, chamber ensembles and orchestras in county, state and international competitions. He is a member of the commission for the development of plans and programs for accordion as well as the pedagogical standard of music schools. He is a mentor for number of interns on vocational examinations.

As a pedagogue, he highlighted the work of numerous gifted students with whom he had a special success, and whose music performance has led to a very high level of professional and pedagogical level and achieved significant successes both in education and in numerous competitions.

In 1998 he was awarded by the Culture Bureau at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports on behalf of the Bjelovar County of Bilogora for school and out-of-school activities.

In years 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 he has received the recognition of the Minister of Education and Sports for outstanding results in working with students at state competitions. He received a special award at the Australian International Accordion Championship & Festival in Sydney 2006. The Education Department - the Education and Training Agency of the Republic of Croatia appointed Marjan Krajna for the Head of the Professional Accordion Council.

Since 1997 Marjan Krajna is the Head of the Zlatko Baloković Music College in Zagreb.

 

 

 

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Kao dirigent radio je s Simfonijskim orkestrom HV,  Akademskim zborom Skud-a  Ivan Goran Kovačić, Muškim vokalnim ansamblom Goranovci. Vodio je harmonikaške orkestre Glazbenih škola Zagreb, Funkcionalne muzičke škole kao i komorne sastave u sklopu Glazbenih škola. 1996 osniva Hrvatski akademski harmonikaški orkestar ( H A H O ) glazbenih pedagoga harmonike.

Član je brojnih žirija za soliste, komorne sastave i orkestre na županijskim, državnim i međunarodnim natjecanjima. Član je povjerenstva za izradu planova i programa za harmoniku kao i pedagoškog standarda glazbenih škola. 
Mentor je brojnim pripravnicima na stručnom ispitima.

Kao pedagog istakao se u radu s brojnim nadarenim učenicima s kojima je imao osobitih uspjeha te je njihovo muziciranje uspio dovesti na vrlo visoku stručnu i pedagošku razinu i postigao značajne uspjehe kako u edukaciji tako i na brojnim natjecanjima.

1998. dobija Priznanje Ureda za kulturu pri Ministrastvu znanosti, prosvjete i športa u ime Bjelovarsko bilogorske županije za školske i izvanškolske aktivnosti.

2000., 2004, 2006., 2008 dobija Priznanje Ministra prosvjete i športa za izvrsne rezultate u radu s učenicima na državnim natjecanjima.  Dobitnik je specijalne nagrade na “Australian international accordion Championship & Festival” Sydney 2006.   Zavod za školstvo - Agencija za odgoj i obrazovanje Republike Hrvatske imenovao ga je voditeljem stručnog vijeća za harmoniku.

Od 1997. ravnatelj je G.Š. Zlatka Balokovića u Zagrebu.