Members of chamber trio Arbor Vitae began with their music collaboration in 2016 by a charity concert in Rome organized by Croatian - Italian community Mosaico Croato-Italiano. Realizing that they had similar interests for exploring music for atypical chamber ensembles, they had formed a wide range of repertoire comprising music from Baroque era, contemporary classical music, sacred music and jazz. Trio Arbor Vitae presented themselves tho the audiences of Italy, France, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. Trio gives an important emphasis on performing Croatian classical composers promoting musical heritage of Croatia in Croatia and abroad .
Jelena was born in Kotor, Montenegro. She completed her music studies at the Belgrade Music Academy (2002.) continuing her Master's degree in chamber music at the Karlsruhe Music Academy in Germany (2009.). She was a recipient of Alfred Topfer Scholarship. During her studies in Germany she has worked as an accompanist at the Karlsruhe Music Academy, choir director of St.Jovan Zlatousti in Karlsruhe and as a piano teacher at the School of Music in Stuttgart. She was participant at festivals Pontino in Sermoneta (Italy) and Summer Music Festival in San Francisco. She participated in masterclasses given by: Bruno Canino, Marc Mc Cray, Konstantin Bogino, Itamar Golan, Irina Berkovic, Tori Stodle, Edvardo Hubert i Faure Quartett. She performed as a soloist and chamber musician in: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, U.S.A., Japan, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Since 2012. she works as an accompanist and piano teacher at Music School in Dubrovnik.
Lorena Milina, violin
Lorena was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia. She completed her music studies at the Academy of Music in Zagreb (2014.). During her education she has participated in various projects and state competitions. She was a recipient of Dubrovnik-Neretvanian County scholarship. She was awarded Erasmus scholarship for one semester to study in Stuttgart under guidance of Prof.Kolja Lessing. During her studying period she collaborated with: Catherine Mackintosh, Alun Francis, Pavle Dešpalj, Mladen Tarbuk, Tomislav Facini, Sigi Feigl, Oswald Sallaberger, Per Borin, Levin Ira, Dmitrij Kitajenko. Lorena performed as a soloist and orchestral musician in: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Itally, Estonia, Germany and Austria. Lorena awarded with prestigious Porin - for the new performer on the year (2014.) as a violinist and back vocal of Croatian band Silente. Since 2015. she works at Music School in Dubrovnik as a violin teacher and she had completed her Artistic Diploma at the prestigious Paris Consevatory La Schola Cantorum in class of Prof.Violeta Smailovic. She is a recipient of scholarship from French Government for academic year 2016/2017. Recently she has accepted position of Assistant for the Performance department for violin students at the Music Academy Sarajevo.
Helena Mamic, soprano
Helena was born in Canberra, Australia. She completed her music studies at School of Music, Australian National University where she obtained Master's degree in Music (2015). During her studies she has won scholarships and prizes: Christel Larko, Kornfled Postgraduate Scholarship, Friends of Opera Travelling Scholarship, Fankhauser Travelling Scholarship and Transition Award-Endowment for Excellence. Helena has participated in a number of opera,oratorio and chamber music projects doing premieres of modern composers. She participated in masterclass of Anthony legge (Opera Australia), David Aronson (Vienna State Opera), Pille Lill (Estonian Opera), Prof.Angelika Luz (HKMD Stuttgart). Helena performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in: Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. She specialises in contemporary classical music giving premieres of modern composers. Besides her performing career she works as a vocal pedagogist and music therapist. In 2017 she was the recipient of Endowment of Excellence - Transition Award from Australian National University. In 2019 she is a winner of Večernjakova Domovnica as the most popular musician of Croatian diaspora.