Artistic director, organist

Artistic director of Zadar Organ Festival and Artistic Organisation Zara, Tea Kulaš (Zadar, 1994) is a graduate student of Musicology on Zagreb Music Academy and the first year student of the master program in organ studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz in the class of Gunther Rost.

She started her artistic journey at the age of 6 as a piano student at Blagoje Bersa Music School in Zadar. Apart from the piano studies, she finished contemporary dance, music theory and organ (Martina Lazar). She graduated her organ high school studies at Pavao Markovac Music School in Zagreb under the mentorship of Pavao Mašić which resulted in several awards at regional and national competitions. She continued her award-winning education of organ and chamber music at Zagreb Music Academy in the class of Ljerka Očić, where she graduated in July of 2018. Within the artistic/scientific project Religiophony (2016) she has performed as a soloist accompanied by Orchestra of the Zagreb Music Academy in Zagreb, Čakovec and Ljubljana, and had held a lecture called Josip Štolcer Slavenski – composer on the margins in collaboration with her colleague, Daniela Perković.

Her versatile artistic affinities, curiosity, and openness have also led her to the School of Applied Art and Design in Zadar where she finished a graphic design course. In 2016, she received Erasmus scholarship and since then has been studying under G. Rost at Graz University. Two years in a row, she has been winning the Martha Debelli Competition (Graz).

She has been regularly performing throughout Croatia and foreign countries, as well as several international festivals: Ars organi Sisciae (Sisak, Croatia), Anabasis and St. Mark's Festival (Zagreb, Croatia), PagArtFestival (Pag, Croatia), Petar Nakić Festival (Rab, Croatia), Klingender Adventkalender (Graz, Austria), and Orgelfrühling Steiermark (Graz, Austria). She has been actively attending several organ interpretation master classes (H. Fagius, M. Schmeding, T. Ospital, R. Prieto Ramirez, K. Volostnov, T. Sevšek Šramel, N. J. Laube, S.-Y. Lee, W. Reisinger, H. Fairs).