The eighth international tamburitza festival, “Tamburica Fest 2015″, was marked by the performance of Šil dil daj, the orchestra from Croatia, which won the best tamburitza band award. The winners were presented with the award by Jovan Pejčić PhD, the President of the World Tamburitza Association and the creator of the festival.
The award for the best prim (tamburitza) player also went to the orchestra Šil dil daj, that is, to their most distinguished member Dane Meseljević who was presented with the award by Mile Dragić, the President of the company which is the general sponsor of the festival.
The best begeš (contrabass) player was Filip Ćosić, (Za našu dušu), and the most beautiful new song was performed by the City Tamburica Orchestra Banja Luka.
The best vocalist was Nino Veličkovski, the singer of Kumanovski Tamburaši from Macedonia, while the award for besti nterpretation was given to the tamburitza players from Hungary, Bonderšaj. The orchestra Banat from Hungary was awarded for keeping the tamburitza tradition and the media award was given to the ladies’ tamburitza orchestra Ruž from Croatia while the audience award went to the City Tamburica Orchestra Banja Luka.