The International Centre for Musical Arts “Eva” organizes the fundraising for Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment


Dear All,

Our most important concert hall, the large hall of Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, needs your help.

Christmas and New Year Holidays are approaching and we can’t imagine a better way to give this challenging year a perfect ending.

Our goal is to collect 170,000 dinars, which is the cost of renting one evening term in the large hall.

This donation is a symbolic gesture to help Kolarac survive and continue working when the epidemic ends.

Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment

You can make your donation by paying into our account:

Dinar account number:

160-457606-02

Example of a payment slip:

Euro account number

160-6000000781252-16

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Or via PayPal:

About The International Centre for Musical Arts „Eva“

The International Centre for Musical Arts „Eva“ has existed since 2016.

Our beginnings are related to the organization of instrument classes for younger and adult students and their preparation for taking the international ABRSM exams.

As time passed and our organization gained the necessary stability, a desire was born in us to contribute, from the private sector, to the culture of our country.

With our author’s workshop, we participated in the Chopin Fest children’s program in 2017. Then, in 2018 and 2019, we organized two extremely well-attended master classes of our famous baritone David Bizic, as well as two master classes of guitarists, where the lecturers were our important university and high school professors. In addition, our guest last year was Dimitrije Vasiljevic, a famous jazz pianist who gave a very well-attended concert lecture in our premises in 2019.

Ana Rancic and Vesna Surculija Radic, co-owners of the International Music Center “Eva” in front of the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment

In 2020, in the fifth year of our existence, we decided to organize fundraising for some of our organizations. The first organization for which we will raise funds is Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, our most important concert hall.

About Ilija Milosavljevic Kolarac

Ilija Milosavljevic Kolarac, in his last will and testament in 1878, bequeathed all his property to his people with the aim of promoting science, culture and knowledge. His assets were to be used to create the Fund for Establishing Serbian University that will bear the name of its founder – The University of Ilija M. Kolarac founded through his own efforts for the benefit of his people.

About Kolarac Foundation

Accordingly, the construction of an impressive edifice of the Kolarac Foundation, measuring 4500m2, was completed in 1932.

The architect Petar Bajalović, having an extraordinary sense of architectural finesse, first tackled the issue of the Concert Hall space. The most advanced scientific acoustics solutions of the time were applied to the effect that even today the Kolarac Concert Hall has been regarded as the most acoustic venue for music performances in Belgrade.

Ana Rancic and Vesna Surculija Radic at Kolarac Concert Hall

The Establishment situated in Student Square was officially opened on 4th of February 1932 with the concert of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra performed in the Concert Hall. From that day until today, this Concert Hall is an oasis for all musicians and lovers of quality music.

In these challenging times, the least we can do is do our best to preserve such a building for our descendants.

Thank you for helping us with that!