JACQUES ROUVIER, pianist ( France)
French pianist Jacques Rouvier (born on the 18th January 1947 in Marseille), studied at the ParisConservatory with Jean Hubeau, Vlado Perlemuter, Pierre Sancan and Jean Fassina. He won two “Premiers Prix” in piano performance (1965) and in chamber music (1967).
Rouvier was remarkably successful at piano competitions in his youth winning the Grand prize at the Concours des Jeunesses musicales in Montreal in 1965 and first prize at both the Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli and the Barcelona “Maria Canals” Competition in 1967. He then took third prize at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition in Paris in 1971, securing an international career.
In 1970 he founded a piano trio with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Philippe Muller with whom he continues to perform. Among more then 30 CDs, his recording of the complete works for piano by Ravel and Debussy won the Grand Prix du disque.
In addition to his performing activities, Rouvier was a piano teacher at the Paris Conservatory since the age of 28. Now he is teaching at UDK in Berlin and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. His former students include: Hélène Grumaud, Franck Braley, Philippe Guisiano, Arcadi Volodos, David Fray,Lidija&Sanja Bizjak, David Kadouch, Yuri Favorin, Jean-Paul Gasparian…
He is a regular jury member in the international competitions like Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Santander, Leeds, Marguerite
Long, Montreal, Dublin, Hamamatsu, Sendai, Seoul, Genève…
VOJVODINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Serbia
A successor of the Vojvodina Symphonics, since February 2011, the orchestra has been
formed as the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, organized according to the principle of the ensemble “Seasons”. They have performed close to 100 concerts so far, reaching a significant level of music playing and good interpretive standards.
In the past, they have successfully performed over 70 premiere programs, with the participation of world-renowned domestic and foreign conductors. Among the renowned guest artists of the international music scene with whom they collaborated, it is important to mention maestros such as Marco Parisotto, Srboljub Dinić, Premil Petrović, Bojan Suđić, Lior Shambadal, Emil Tabakov, Julian Rachlin, Mladen Tarbuk, Eduard Topchyan, Claudio van de Velde, Timothy Redmond and attractive soloists including Lorenzo Gatto, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Aleksandar Madžar, Rita Kinka, Nebojša Jovan Živković, Laura Levai Aksin, Roman Simović, Stefan Milenković, Mladen Čolić, Ratimir Martinović, Aleksandar Tasić, Itamar Zorman, Ksenija Janković, Tatjana Samuil, Alexander Buzlov, Khachatur Almazian, Dragana Radaković, Sanja Romić, Myrtill Micheller, Aleksandar Tasić and many other outstanding interpreters. According to expert critics, as well as engaged guest conductors and soloists, the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra has reached a high interpretive level of a respectable professional ensemble, and regularly attends the Novi Sad Music Ceremonies due to its position in the home environment. In July 2014 Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra stepped into international waters for the first time and performed at the 60th Split Summer Festival and the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Both festival concerts were evaluated positively in the written and electronic media, while the young Croatian violinist Marco Graziani, soloist in the Peter Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for violin and orchestra, received, for his interpretation, the “Judita” award of the daily Slobodna Dalmacija.
The jury’s reasoning also stated that “the performance achieved with the excellent Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra conducted by Berislav Skenderović has stored a lasting trace in the hearts of Split music worshipers.” The recognition of this ensemble also came from the magazine
Muzika klasika, whose jury awarded them the prize as The orchestra of the year for their successful performance in 2014. In November 2015, the orchestra made its first notable music performance at the Kolarac Endowment Hall in Belgrade, and in October 2016 at the Belgrade Music Ceremonies in the same hall.
In the 2018./2019. season Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, besides the usual concerts of classical music, stepped out of the genre, collaborating with famous interpreter of “sevdah” Amira Medunjanin, “Janoska” ensemble, and many highly valued artists of the operatic scene, as well as the “Korzo” concert which is traditionally held in September at the Boulevard of Mihajlo Pupin in Novi Sad.
ALEKSANDAR MARKOVIĆ, conductor (Austria-Serbia)
Conductor Aleksandar Markovic has
established himself as a charismatic and inspiring symphonic and
operatic conductor who has enjoyed highly successful tenures as Chief Conductor of the Tiroler Landestheater & Orchester in Innsbruck, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Brno
Philharmonic Orchestra, and Music Director of Opera North. Born in Belgrade, and a graduate of Leopold Hager’s conducting class at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Aleksanda Markovic also attended masterclasses at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, where he was awarded a Diploma d’onore. He gained a scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation Berlin, and won First Prize at the 7th “Gregorz Fitelberg” International Conducting Competition in Katowice, Poland. In January 2020, Aleksandar Markovic made his US debut at Seattle Opera conducting Eugene Onegin. In autumn 2019 he conducted Sinfonia Varsovia at the Folle Journee festival in Warsaw, receiving an immediate
reinvitation for March 2020. He returned to Croatian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, and will be reappearing with Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice and NOMUS festival in Novi Sad. In June 2020 Alekandar will conduct Strauss’s Elektra with Slovenian Philharmonic in Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana. Aleksandar Markovic commands a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire, ranging from Classic and Romantic to contemporary styles. His keen interest in 20th-century and avant- garde music has led to performances of works by the likes of Hartmann, Schiske, Istvan, Rozsa, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Glass, D’Ase, Pintscher, Larcher, Tüür, Yusupov, Salonen and MacMillan. At the onset of 2018 he recorded Kasyan Goleizovsky ballet
“Scriabiniana” and Lorenz Dangel’s ballet “Satori” for Sergey Polunin’s dance company. As Music Director of Opera North he conducted Janacek’s Jenufa and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, as well as several concert appearances with the Orchestra of Opera North with repertoire ranging from Mozart through Schumann, Wagner, and Strauss. As Chief Conductor of the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck he conducted highly acclaimed productions of Salome, Der fliegende Holländer, Madama Butterfly, Tosca,
Cavalleria Rusticana/ I Pagliacci, Le nozze di Figaro, Romeo et Juliette, La Traviata, Nabucco, Norma, and Swan Lake, as well as many innovative symphonic programmes. He also conducted a new production of La forza del Destino at the National Theatre Belgrade, and appeared at the National Theatre Prague and the Landestheater Salzburg. He celebrated the 2013 “Wagner Year” with a new production of Der fliegende Holländer at the Slovenian National Theatre Ljubljana, and a concert performance of Rienzi in Munich’s Philharmonie am Gasteig. During his time with the Brno Philharmonic, and in addition to their annual season, he took the orchestra to the Vienna Konzerthaus, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, the Palace of Arts Budapest, Brucknerhaus Linz, the Queen Elisabeth Hall Antwerp, Reduta Hall Bratislava, Passau’s European Weeks festival, and on an extensive tour of Japan. In the autumn of 2014 they performed an all- Wagner programme in Stefaniensaal, Graz, for opening of the Musikverein für Steiermark’s 200th anniversary celebrations. Orchestral appearances have included the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, RTE Symphony Orchestra of
Ireland, National Orchestra of Belgium, Munich Radio Orchestra,
Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony, the Qatar Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Croatian HRT and Prague Radio symphony orchestras, the Slovenian Philharmonic and the Slovak Philharmonic, with whom he recorded the CD Sinful Women for Czech national label Supraphon. He has also enjoyed successful debuts with the Wuppertal Opera and Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Symphony Orchestra of Teatro Verdi Trieste, Bremen Philharmonic, Lübeck Philharmonic and Mannheim Chamber Orchestra. Other guest conducting appearances include the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Halle, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, DSO Berlin, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Concertverein, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of St. Gallen, State Orchestra Braunschweig, Belgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Sarajevo Philharmonic, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra and Kremerata Baltica.
SCHIAVO-MARCHEGIANI, piano duet (Italy)
Mr. Schiavo and Mr. Marchegiani are highly appreciated by the audience and critics for their musical personality, great expressiveness and naturalness, beauty of sound, intensity and overwhelming energy of their performances. At the same time as their solo concert international activity, since 2006 they play together all over the world performing hundreds of concerts in the most prestigious venues and
festivals including Carnegie Hall in New York, Goldener Saal at Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Philharmonie (Grosser Saal) and Konzerthaus in Berlin, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Rudolfinum and Smetana Hall in Prague, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg, Sala Verdi in Milan, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Solis Theatre in Montevideo, Sao Paulo Hall in Brazil as well as in Rome, Paris, Zurich, London, Sofia, Istanbul, Helsinki, Moskow, Toronto,
Montreal, Washington, Mexico City, Baku, Astana, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. Their dazzling career has made them regular guests with the most prestigious orchestras such as Berliner Symphoniker, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Symphonic Orchestra, Mexico State
Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Madrid and Prague Chamber Orchestra, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra. They recorded for important National TV and Radio channels in Italy (RAI Radio3), Czech Republic (live from the Dvořák Hall), Germany, Bulgaria, Russia, Mexico, Hong Kong, etc. In 2014 Decca label published their first CD, completely dedicated to Franz Schubert which got amazing reviews from the critics.
“In the Fantasia the two pianists play with a lively and easy immediacy, whilst giving a strong sense of clarity to Schubert’s more poetic
movements… it has some lovely poignant moments and his highly evocative… The remainder of the items on the disc are all admirably played” (Robert Hugill);
“Marco Schiavo and Sergio Marchegiani do a nice job with this music… they are forthright and clear-eyed, producing a nice range of tones and textures, and handling transitions with assurance…” (Stephen Francis Vasta).
In 2018 Decca published their second CD entitled “Dances” with Johannes Brahms’ 21 Hungarian Dances and 16 Waltzes Op. 39: “… a smooth and admirable sound and stylistic balance” (Mattia Rossi);
“A performance that is not listened to, but is drunk with the ears as if it were a champagne flute made sound… reference recording for WoO 1 and Op. 39. Inalienable” (Andrea Bedetti).
In January 2020 Decca published their latest CD contains Mozart’ Concertos for two pianos and orchestra K. 242 and K. 365 and Kozeluch’ Concerto for piano 4-hands recorded in London with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sergio Marchegiani and Marco Schiavo studied with great musicians such as Ilonka Deckers Küszler, Alexander Lonquich, Bruno Canino, Franco Scala, Aldo Ciccolini and Sergei Dorenski. They teach in Alessandria and Potenza Conservatories and are in frequent demand for masterclasses and piano competition jury all over the world (Spain, Serbia, Turkey, United States, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Japan, Australia, Brazil, etc.).
LIDIJA BIZJAK, pianist (Serbia-France)
Born in Belgrade in 1976, Lidija Bizjak began to play the piano at the age of six with Zlata Males. She graduated from the Music Academy in Belgrade in 1996 and then studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Jacques Rouvier and Maurice Bourgue, winning first prizes in both piano and chamber music.
Meeting Ferenc Rados, Murray Perahia, Leon Fleisher, Arie Vardi, Alexander Lonquich,
Ida Levin, Christoph Richter, Ksenija Jankovic, Irena Grafenauer and Sergio Azzolini
was very important for her.
After winning many national competitions, she won a top prize at the 2000 Dublin International Piano Competition, as well as the special prize for the compulsory modern piece.
Lidija has given a large number of recitals and performances with orchestra like Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Britten sinfonia, RTE Irland, Sinfonia Varsovia, Stuttgart Philharmonic orchestra, Orchestre de Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de Picardie, Belgrade Philharmonic… In 2000 she was chosen by the Cité de la Musique in Paris to represent France with Alexei Ogrintchouk in the international Rising Stars Series and performed in nine of the world’s most famous concert halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux-arts in Bruxelles…
She has participated in festivals such as PROMS in London, the Open Prussia Cove et St Magnus in Great Britain, Lockenhaus in Austria, la Folle Journée in Nantes and in Tokyo, Bemus, Nomus and Somus in Serbia, Roque d’Anthéron Colmar, Périgord Noir, Nohant, Juventus, Midem Classic in France, Martinu in Prague, Domaine Forget in Canada, Charlottesville in USA…
In 2002, she formed the piano duo with her sister Sanja and since, they have performed in the most important halls in Paris, in different festivals in Japan, France, Italy, England…
They won two special prizes at the ARD Piano duo competition 2005 in Munich and recorded their first CD for French label “Mirare” with Stravinski’s work for four hands (Sacre du printemps, Petruchka) which received Télérama’s ffff and a new released CD for Onyx label with Poulenc’s and Martinu’s concertos with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and Radoslaw Sculz which received great reviews in Gramophone, BBC magazine, another Télérama ffff…
Lidija Bizjak’s first solo CD with Schubert and Schumann sonatas at Lyrinx France label received the “Diapason Découverte” award in 2007. Her recording of the Byzantine concerto for piano and orchestra by Serbian composer Ljubica Maric (1909-2003), made with the Serbian Radio and Television orchestra was released in 2010.
She is also teaching in Paris and Lille.
“Her Schumann is impassioned and hot-blooded; her Schubert, as with all the greatest performers, blends the tentative and the resolute, in just the right proportions. An encounter between the symphonic and the purely pianistic; between loveliness and dissonance. Nothing showy or facile. Nothing but music. And what music!”
Jacques Drillon, Nouvel observateur
“Lidija Bizjak’s piano sounds with regal abundance, without hardness, with a prolonged resonance that reveals what care this young artist takes not to go against the nature of her instrument; even more, how deeply she is in love with it – no less than with the music she plays…”
Alain Lompech, Diapason
“Lidija Bizjak displays a magnificent sense of poetry, a landscape of silences and murmurs; she also reveals the hidden depths of a work that does no favours to musical acrobats. This is top-flight piano playing.” Jean-Luc Macia, La Croix
“ refined, thoughtful, nearly perfect and exciting”
Barbara Pikullik, General-Anzeuger Bonn
“The Bizjak sisters’ duo proved itself to be of exceptional calibre. Their Sacre du printemps perfectly conveyed the tensions within the work, its colours and rhythms. The Poulenc sonata, with its undeniable narrative qualities, showed an excellent interpretation. This is a duo we need to hear again – as soon as possible!”
Jean-Luc Piere, Lettre du musicien
“Brilliant sound, precise fingerwork and excellent listning skills”
Anna Picard, Independent
“Excellent Serbian sisters, both are hughely talented and displayed wit and intelligence”
Colin Clarke, Classical source
“bags of charm”
Tim Ashley, Guardian
“Brethtakingly fine and delicate, not a hint of circus act. If concert promoters want to book a pair of piano-playing sisters, now they know where to go”
Damian Thompson, Telegraph
MIHAJLO ZURKOVIĆ, pianist (Serbia)
Mihajlo Zurković was born in Sombor, Serbia where he started playing piano. At the age of 14, being given a full scholarship, he became a student of the “Zero Year” (for
outstanding young talents) at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of Jokuthon Mihailović. He graduated and later obtained a Master’s of Arts degree at the Academy of Arts in the same class. At present, Zurković is on doctoral studying program at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad under Biljana Gorunović mentoring and also employed as a Associate professor for piano and Head of the piano department at the Academy of Arts in Novi
He won numerous awards at national and international competitions and among them the most important are: Top Prize at the International Competition “Petar Konjović” (Belgrade, 1995), First Prize at the European Piano Competition (Moncalieri – Italy, 1995), Third Prize at the International Competition “Frederic Chopin” (Novi Sad, 1997), Finalist of the Dinu Lipatti Competition (Bucharest – Romania, 2002), First Prize at the International Forum (Kiev – Ukraine, 2009).
He had his first solo concert at the age of 12 and since then he has played over 500 recitals, chamber music concerts and appeared many times as a soloist with different orchestras. His performances have led him round Europe (Italy, France, Romania, Hungary, Russia, France, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia), China, Japan and USA.
He participated in the project “Operation 40 Fingers” within he had a concert tour in Italy in the concert season 2007/08.
In December 2009, he had debut recitals in prestigious halls of New York : two concerts in Bechstein Concert Hall and a concert in Symphony Space. In March 2010, he proceeded his concert activity with the recitals in Russia, playing in very important halls of St. Petersburg such as: Small Hall of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, The Great Hall of Mussorgsky College (within the festival dedicated to Frederic Chopin) and in one of the most prestigious halls in St. Petersburg – Sheremetev Castle.
In the concert season 2013/14 he took a part in project of Irish dance company “Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre” playing “Petrushka” and “The Rite of Spring” of I. Stravinsky on festivals in Germany and Ireland .
He has recorded for Swiss Radio, Radio Vaticana, Radio Television of Montenegro, MTV2- Hungarian National Television and Serbian National Television.
In 2009, Zurkovic recorded LIVE CD produced by “Laza Kostic” Cultural Centre (Sombor) and the Academy of Arts (Novi Sad) with pieces by Schubert, Scriabin, Brahms and Chopin.
In 2012, he refounded « SOMUS » music festival in his home town and became its artistic director.
« …For its part, Misha Zurković sported nothing short of amazing piano skills. His is to be considered in all respect a superior talent, unconditionally capable of expressiveness and clarity of the sound and should be considered, without any fear of exaggeration, one of the biggest names in the piano world… »
Alessandro Samsa, Recensioni di musica classica, 2014
« We were overwhelmed with the approach that is at once intimate and extrovert, with an aesthetic palette of finely differentiated tone colors, tumultuous emotions, impeccable virtuosity, and at the same time seemingly simple and easy surrender which musicality was never questioned. Zurkovic’s interpretation captivates from the beginning to the end with its beauty and exciting musical flow, minutely formed details and stylistic persuasiveness. »
Marija Adamov, Dnevnik 2016.
TEA DIMITRIJEVIĆ – DEJAN SUBOTIĆ, piano duet (Serbia)
Tea Dimitrijević and Dejan Subotić have been performing together since 2007. They have played a large number of concerts in major venues in Belgrade and other cities in Serbia, featuring an extensive repertoire comprising works spanning from Classicism to the 21st century.
They performed at a gala concert celebrating Robert Schumann’s bicentenary at the City Hall of Belgrade, held as part of the festival Šuman i njegovi dvojnici (Schumann and his Doubles), as well as the 45th Mokranjčevi dani (Mokranjac Days) festival in Negotin. A recording of their
interpretation of work by Schumann has been broadcast by BBC3. The Duo have performed all of Erik Satie’s work for piano four-hands, while in April 2012, to mark 150 years since the birth of Claude Debussy, they gave a concert featuring all of his works for piano four-hands. They have also given several recitals featuring special topics, such as Music for Children, Women Composers, French 19th- and 20th-century Music, Chamber Music of Valery Gavrilin, as well as a large number of concerts featuring contemporary Serbian music. They have premiered several works for piano four-hands by Serbian authors that were specially composed for them (Svetlana Savić, Branka Popović, Dragana Jovanović, Tatjana Milošević) as well as the entire oeuvre of Miloš Petrović for piano duo. Dimitrijević and Subotić were the first two Serbian artists to receive doctoral degrees in the field of chamber music. The Duo have also won a Silver Medal of the
University of Arts in Belgrade.
Tea Dimitrijević was born in Belgrade. She finished both graduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with professor Mirjana Šuica- Babić. She specialized in chamber music and finished graduation studies of harpsichord with Professor Miloš Petrović.
She got her PhD degree in the field of chamber music with professors Miloš Petrović and Zorica Ćetković. She took part in a lot of concerts throughout Serbia, Montenegro, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Macedonia and Austria, both as a soloist and as a part of chamber ensembles. She performed
with Belgrade Philharmonic orchestra, Arte ensemble, St. George’s strings, New music ensemble, Camerata Serbica orchestra and Nordic Balkan String orchestra (NORBAL). She participated in the festivals BEMUS and BELEF in Belgrade, NOMUS in Novi Sad, Budva city theater, Mokranjac’s days, AFES in Macedonia and Ohrid summer. She also regularly performs at the International Review of Composers. As a permanent collaborator with Symphonic orchestra of RTS, she participated in the performances of a lot of pieces of Serbian and international composers, performing with well-known conductors, soloists and opera stars: Montserrat Caballé, Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Placido Domingo. She took part in a lot of premiere
performances of the pieces written by the Serbian composers, especially for the piano duo.
She teaches at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade as an associate professor at the Chamber Music Department. She is an author and a host of the radio show Susretanja (Encounters), as well as of the night programme Iza violinskog ključa (Behind the treble clef) on the first programme of Radio Belgrade.
Dejan Subotić completed graduate and postgraduate studies in piano (professors Andrea Inhof, Andreja Preger and Nevena Popović) and received doctoral degree in chamber music from the Faculty of music in Belgrade (professor Zorica Cetković). He also holds bachelor and master
degrees in harpsichord.
He attended chamber music classes of prof. Mats Zetterqvist in Stockholm (Royal College of Music, Edsberg School) and was an active participant of numerous master classes (Peter Lönnerberg, Konstantin Bogino, Borbola Doboszy, Peter Dircksen, Syavush Gadzhiev, Boris Previsic). Dejan Subotić is the prize winner of several competitions, most notably the Piano competition in Rome and Kawai competition in Italy. He took part in many festivals, like Mokranjac’s days, The International Composers’ Tribune, OKTOH, Convivium musicum, Ars vivendi clavicembalum, The Harp Festival and others. He is a member of Singidunum trio with flutist Stana Krstajić and violinist Ksenija Milošević. The trio has performed numerous new pieces, mostly written by Serbian composers. Dejan Subotić is also a member of piano duo with Tea Dimitrijević. This piano duo performs regularly, playing among others complete works by Claude Debussy and Erik Satie. Their live recording of piano duo pieces by Schumann has been
broadcast by Radio BBC3. Dejan Subotic performed as a soloist with orchestra in pieces by Bach, Martin and de Falla. He gave concerts in Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia and Czech Republic.
Dejan Subotić was awarded The Silver Medal of University of Arts in Belgrade in 2012.
NIKOLA RADAKOVIĆ, pianist (Serbia)
Nikola Radakovic, a pianist and professor, finished his piano studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Dorian Leljak. He participated at seminars and workshops with eminent pianists and professors such as Eugen Indjic, Arbo Valdma, Lovro Pogorelic, Dorian Leljak, Vladimir Ogarkov, David Westfal.
He has received numerous awards and recognitions at national and
international competitions, among others, he was a finalist at Isidor Bajic
Memorial competition and a participant in international competitions in Rome and Marsala.
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in numerous recitals in Serbia and abroad and has recorded several recordings for RTV Novi Sad.
He is one of the founders of the Festival A Fest at the Academy of Arts in
Novi Sad, where he was also artistic director in 2007. He was a member of the jury in several national and international piano competitions. He worked as a piano professor at the music schools Isidor Bajic and Josip Slavenski in Novi Sad, and is currently working at the Petar Konjovic Music School in Sombor.
LEA POROBIĆ, pianist (Serbia)
Lea Porobic, a pianist and professor completed her piano studies at the
Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Svetlana Bogino. She
studied with eminent piano professors, such as Wei Yi Yang, Nancy Li Harper, Alberto Portogis, Karen Lehter, Valentin Surif, Eugen Skorovodnikov, Dejan Sinadinovic, Alexander Sandorov, Vladimir Ogarkov and others.
She has been working as a piano teacher and accompanist at the Petar Konjović High School of Music in Sombor since 2011, and is also an official
accompanist for the international Femus Woodwind Competition in Subotica.
MARIJA OBRENOVIĆ, pianist (Serbia)
Marija Obrenovic, a pianist and professor, completed her piano studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad with the prof. Rita Kinka. She participated in seminars and master classes of eminent piano professors, such as Svetlana Bogino, Vladimir Ogarkov, Arbo Valdma, Yuri Kot, Jokuthon Mihailovic, Aleksandra Romanic, Vladimir Cvijic, Lidija Bizjak and Djordje Milojkovic.
As a member of the Animato Piano Quartet, she attended seminars with
Manhattan String Quartet (USA), Amar String Quartet (Switzerland), Vide Vujic (Austria), Maria Perise (Spain) and the Imerso Piano Trio (Austria). With this ensemble, she participated in concerts and festivals at home and abroad, including the Nei suoni dei luoghi Festival (Italy), Bolshoi Festival (Serbia), Via Pontica (Bulgaria), Ars Halieti (Slovenia), the Chamber Music Festival in Sarajevo, Cult (Serbia), Danube Sonata (Serbia), et al. She has performed with the Animato ensemble in a number of humanitarian concerts in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Sabac, Ruma, Pancevo and Subotica.
Starting 2017, she is a PhD student of chamber music at the Faculty of Music
in Belgrade, mentored by prof. Dejan Subotic.
Marija Obrenovic works as a piano professor at the Petar Konjovic High School of Music.
MIROSLAV POPOVIĆ, pianist (Serbia)
Miroslav Popović, a pianist and professor, completed his piano studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Vladimir Ogarkov. He attended seminars and master classes of prominent professors and artists, such as Dusan Trbojevic, Miroslava Lili-Petrovic, Arbo Valdma, Rita Kinka, Svetlana Bogino, Eugen Indjic, Pascal Devojon, Jan Jones, Lovro Pogorelic, Wolfgang Manc, Priska Benoa, Mladen Colic, Diane Andersen, Jacques Rouvier,
Lidija Bizjak, Jokuthon Mihailovic and Aleksandar Serdar. He has won numerous awards, most notably the First Prize at Isidor Bajic Memorial and Special Award Frederick Chopin at the same competition, the first prize at the Young Pianist Competition in Sabac, as well as awards in the field of chamber music.
He has performed with the Novi Sad String Orchestra Kamerata Akademika, the Bilitis String Quartet, the Panon Klass Band in Novi Sad, as well as with artists: Radoslav Vorgić-Žuržovan (soprano), Verica Pejić (soprano), Ljiljana Lišković (soprano), Bisak Jožef (viola), Nemanja Sovtic (trombone), Goran Eric (trumpet), Lidija Kneep (flute) and others.
Miroslav Popovic also collaborates with young Vojvodina composers, including Vedran Ferizovic, Svetozar Nesic, Ivan Markovic, Ljubomir Nikolic, Stanislava Gajic, Dorotea Vejnovic and others.
He was one of the founders of the student festival A Fest in Novi Sad, where
he was artistic director in 2009. He recorded several recordings, including a
2012 piano recital for RTV Novi Sad.
He works as a piano professor at the Petar Konjovic High School of Music in
FILIP ČAPO, pianist (Serbia)
Filip Čapo was born in 1987 in Apatin where he started his piano studies at « Stevan Hristić » music school with prof. Eva Antalovich. He continued his education in Zemun with prof. Zlata Maleš, earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 2010, where he studied with prof. Biljana Gorunović and Svetlana Bogino, and received his Specialization degree from the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade in
2012 where he studied with prof. Maja Rajković. Filip also took lessons with Sijavuš Gadžijev, Aleksandar Serdar, Igor Lazko, Dejan Sinadinović and Gregory Gaynair. After his graduation in Novi Sad, he started working as a teacher at « Petar Konjović » music school in Sombor, where he still teaches piano today.
KATARINA JOVANOVIĆ, soprano (Serbia)
Katarina Jovanovic began her international career winning the First
prize and the Audience prize at The Montserrat Caballé International Voice Competition 2000. In 2002 Katarina was the finalist of the Placido Domingo OPERALIA Competition in Washington D.C.
Operatic roles performed include: Violetta Valery, Tatyana, Marguerite, Leonora (Trovatore), Donna Anna, Aida, Amelia (Ballo), Lina (Stiffelio), Mimì, Norma, Contessa, Suor Angelica, Elettra (Idomeneo), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) etc. Since 2003 until 2007 she has performed regularly for Opera Holland Park in London and appeared in the roles of Lina, Mimi, Maddalena and Leonora(Trovatore). Katarina has worked with Jean Claude Casadessus, Jacques Mercier, Christian Curnyn, Alexandar Rahbari, Peter
Robinson, David Porcelijn, Brad Cohen, Mark Shanahan, Edmond Colomer, Thomas Rösner, Mladen Jagust, José Collado, Riccardo Accocela etc.
Katarina has an extensive song repertoire. She appeared in recital in London, Paris, Washington, Chicago, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Reims, Cannes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Nice, Avignon, Versailles, Belgrade, Montpellier, Lisbon, Porto, Brisbane, Bucharest etc. Katarina took part in several international television programmes, notably ARTE production of “Stars von Morgen” under the patronage of Montserrat Caballé. She also recorded Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with RTE Orchestra and Andreas Delfs in Dublin, as well as Jan van Gilse’s La Sulamita with David Porcelijn for RTVE Orchestra in Madrid. Katarina has a long standing cooperation with the French MEZZO television and some of her most successful recitals from Salle Gaveau and Opera de Reims are regularly broadcast since 2005.
Katarina holds the Masters degree in classical singing from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and she was a member of the Opera Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She attended master classes with Graham Johnson and Robin Bowman. Katarina was also a student at the Summer school in Ravinia and studied with Eschenbach, Hvorostovsky, Quasthoff etc.
Some of Katarina’s most important engagements include Elgar’s The Kingdom in Snape Maltings, European tour of Poemes pour Mi with Jacques Mercier, opening concert for the “Sibiu European Capital of Culture”, Bizet’s Clovis et Clotilde marking the 1000 years of Cathedrale de St. Remy in Reims, Aida for Pretoria State Opera in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Verdi’s Requiem in Les Invalides in Paris, Schoenberg’s Songs op. 8 with Janacek Orchestra under David Porcelijn, as well as live broadcast on France 3, from Theatre Antique in Orange in June 2012, when she sang Casta Diva. In
September 2014, Katarina Jovanović debuted as Strauss’ Salome in Serbia. She also sang Four Last Songs with the Romanian Radio and Television Orchestra conducted by Cristian Mandeal. Katarina sang recitals in Cairo and Alexandria as part of her Egyptian tour in November 2014. The concert of arias and duets with some of her prominent colleagues, at Les Invalides in Paris in December 2014 was broadcast live on Radio classique with great success. In July and August 2015 Katarina performed the role of Goddess Kali in Isidora Žebeljan’s opera “Two Heads and a Maiden”, conducted by Premil Petrović and directed by Boris Liješević. The opera was performed at
the several major regional arts festivals in Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia.
In August 2011 Katarina Jovanovic began collaborating with the world renowned lutist and guitarist Edin Karamazov. Katarina works regularly with some of the best European pianists like Dejan Sinadinović, Rita Kinka, Jerome Ducros, Bruno Fontaine, Susan Manoff.
Katarina recorded for TransArt LIVE and Naxos. The Naxos recording of Bizet’s Clovis et Clotilde and Te Deum under the baton of Jean Claude Casadesus was named “CD of the Month” by Gramophone magazine in February 2011.
In April 2003 she was awarded the “Young Artist of the Year Award” from the Serbian Association of Classical Music Artist and in 2003 and 2004 Katarina was nominated for the French music award “Victoires de la Musique”.
Since 2008 Katarina Jovanović is a professor at the Faculty of Music
in Belgrade. Katarina Jovanović was Artistic director of Opera of the National Theatre in Belgrade from 2009 until 2011.
In 2014 Katarina Jovanović was proclaimed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of Arts and Literature). This very high distinction was given to her by the French Ministry of Culture. In addition to her career as a classical musician and opera singer, Katarina pursues an acting career in theatre and film. She is also one of the founders of the electro pop band Bella Technika. Katarina divides her time between Paris and Belgrade.
DEYAN SINADINOVICH, pianist (Serbia)
Deyan Sinadinovich (Dejan Sinadinović) is a Serbian pianist and a
music pedagogue. He is a full professor of piano at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. He completed graduate studies in piano performance at the Faculty of Music (Belgrade, Sebia) under the tutorship of Arbo Valdma (a former
student of Bruno Lukk who studied piano with Arthur Schnabel and Paul Hindemith). He also pursued postgraduate studies at the Moscow
State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky with a supervisor Eliso Virsaladze (a former student of Yakov Zak and Heinrich Neuhaus).
He took part in numerous chamber music perfomances and in last 10 years gave more than one hundred solo piano recitals throughout Europe in notable music venues (Italy, France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Montenegro, Greece, Northern Cyprus, Denmark, Russia, Romania). Most recently, he performed with Synergia6 ensemble in Croatia (Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Osor Musical Evenings and International Music Festival in Zadar). He has collaborated with various orchestras accross the world working with conductors such as Mladen Jagušt, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Rolf Beck, Jean-Francois Antonioli and others. Among others, he performed with W. Lutosławski Philharmonic (Wrocław, Poland), Rzesow Philharmonic (Poland), Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (Serbia), The Symphony Orchestra of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (Serbia), Artistic ensemble of the Ministry of Defence “Stanislav Binički” (Serbia), Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma (Rome).
He joined forces with many distinguished chamber ensembles such as
Synergia6 (international), Artis Quartet (Vienna), Minetti Quartet (Vienna), Meridies String Quartet (Italy) and Camerata Serbica (Belgrade).. As a great enthusiast for chamber music he affiliated with a number of exceptional musicians including sopranos Katarina Jovanović (Serbia) and Aneta Ilić (Serbia), violinists Nemanja Radulović (France), Tijana Milošević (Serbia), Oleksandr Semchuk (Italy), clarinetist Milan Milošević (Canada), cellists Sadra Belić (Serbia) and Niklas Eppinger (Germany) and bassoonist Žarko Perišić (Austria/Croatia).
He was an artistic director and a conductor of The New Moment Ensemble which hosted some of the most prominent instrumentalists from the Balkans. With this orchestra he participated in the production of Michael Nyman’s opera The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, both as a pianist and a conductor. It took place in the festival “Ideas-Campus”in 2002 (Piran, Slovenia) under composer’s supervision. Later that year, The New Moment Ensemble performed this opera at one of the most prestigious international festivals of theatre and performing arts in the South East Europe, the BITEF
festival in Belgrade.
Apart from the teaching position at the Faculty of Music, University of Art in Belgrade, Deyan Sinadinovich was appointed a Vice Dean of the faculty (2002–2006). He was chair of the Department of Music at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade (1998–2006) where he also taught piano performance. He gave lectures and master classes in Kotor (Montenegro), Subotica (Serbia), Belgrade (Serbia), Girona (Spain), St. Petersburg – Rimski Korsakov Conservatory (Russia), Ateneo Basilicata (Italy), London (England). He is
currently the president of European Piano Teachers Association in Serbia.
He published three CD’s for the Spanish label KNS Classical performing the works of Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, César Franck, Alexander Scriabin. Deyan Sinadinovich stood behind several music festivals and series of concerts such as Piano Chamber Festival in 2005 (Belgrade), Emil Hayek Festival (Belgrade) and The Spring Piano Feast (Belgrade). Owing to that, he established a reputation of an adept programme director.
SLOVENIAN CHAMBER MUSIC THEATER (SKGG)
Slovenian Chamber Music Theater (SKGG) is a company engaged in the production of theater
and musical performances since 1996. It specializes in chamber operas for children and adults and is the only producer of its kind in Slovenia. Members of the theater are renowned music, theater and cultural artists. SKGG performances are highly appreciated and highly attended. In recent years, there has been a programmatic emphasis on contemporary music, so that the most significant Slovenian contemporary composers (Tomaž Svete, Dušan Bavdek, Pavel Mihelčič, Petra Strahovnik), as well as world renowned authors (Nataša Bogojević, Stevan McNef) have written for them, as well as the opera librettos by Ivo Svetina and Milan Dekleva.
The co-producers of SKGG’s performances are Cankar’s House, SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, Academy of Music, Musicka Matica, Imago Slovenia.
The activity of SKGG is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the City of Ljubljana, the Italian Institute of Culture in Slovenia, the Slovenian Composers Society, the American Embassy in Ljubljana, the B. Martin Foundation in Prague and others.
JELENA SUSNICK, conductor (Slovenia)
Jelena SusniCk, a conductor with extensive experience, started her career in Belgrade and continued in Slovenia. In addition to performing with orchestras and choirs throughout Europe, she has been involved in teaching for many years.
She completed her elementary and master’s degrees at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, and during her work she trained with maestro Mladen Jagust, Darinka Matic Marovic, Stanko Sepic, and later with Colin Meters, Head of Conducting Department at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
During her long conducting career she has collaborated with important orchestra ensembles, including the Berlin Symphony (Germany), the Belgrade Philharmonic, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTS Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Youth Music Orchestra, the contemporary music ensemble Slavko Osterc. She is a longtime conductor and artistic leader of the international Pan-Slovenian ensemble Youth Super Choir and an orchestra with which she performed in the most prominent concert halls from Italy to Northern Macedonia. She has toured in Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Romania, Germany, France, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic and all countries in our region.
Jelena Susnick has won several significant awards. She is a laureate of the competitions of the Commune of Cortemilia in Italy with maximum points, followed by an offer to record music by contemporary composers for RAI. She is also a three-time winner as well as honorary winner of the Serbian Music and Ballet Educators Association Award.
She has recorded four CDs for Radio and Television of Slovenia, and for Radio Television of Serbia she has made recordings of contemporary composers.
Susnick regularly conducts seminars for conductors and choirs and has been the president of the jury at competitions and festivals for choir and orchestra in Serbia since 1995.
She has also been active as a writer lately. She writes for the feminist magazine Working Woman and Politika’s Entertainer, and at the suggestion of Maja Gal Štromar, wrote a Diary of a Migrant Woman, on the basis of which she produced the play Ex / Odus Joy in production of the Slovenian Music Chamber Theater.
MAJA GAL ŠTROMAR, actress/dramatist (Slovenia)
Maja Gal Štromar is a very versatile artist, equally successful in acting, writing, dramaturgy, translation, and has proven herself as a screenwriter, director and professor of rhetoric. She lives and creates as a freelance artist.
After completing her basic Roman studies in Ljubljana, she graduated from the Jacques Lecoc International School of Theater in Paris. In addition to many theater roles she performed for the National Theater in Celje and the
Slovenian National Theater in Maribor, and guest appearances in numerous theater companies where she performed her theater projects, Maja Gal Štromar has also made thirty-three films.
Her literary production is also very rich and well-known in the region and beyond. So far, she has published four collections of poetry, five novels – Amygdala’s Heart, Human Beast, or Light
by Decree, Think of Me When You Are Beautiful, Glades and 7kg to Happiness, Elsewhere A Woman, then Alma Ajka’s Monodrama and My Voice, My Way as a bilingual Slovenian-Arabic edition of the Library of Alexandria, a fairy tale, a theater manual and a dramatic text named
Slovoland, as well as the monodrama Survivor – A Confession by Amelia Earhart. She also signs a number of radio dramas broadcast by Radio Slovenia and the Italian national RAI service. She directed the award-winning play Mad Men and then the Small Suicide Supplies Store.
This artist actively translates from Roman languages. She is the recipient of Sever’s 1991 Award for Acting Bravura.
EVA HRIBERNIK, operatic and theatre director (Slovenia)
Eva Hribernik is an opera and theater director in Slovenia and beyond. After completing her studies in dramaturgy at the Academy of Theater, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) in Ljubljana, she graduated from the department of opera directing at the Italiana Opera Academy in Verona.
The first major engagement came after the director’s competition in Rome in 2015, when she was selected to direct the modern Italian drama The Ashes of Gianluca Arena in Palazzo Camocina.
She has also participated as a directing assistant in the settings of John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera and Euripides’ Alcestide at the Casa degli Artisti Theater in Parma. With a special affinity for operas for children and adults of contemporary composers, Eva Hribernik directed the adventure musical Madagascar, then the opera-ballet fairy tale The Lord and the Pear by Dusan Bavdk, the opera The Snow Queen by Matthew King, and Najman’s Chamber Opera for The Man Who Mistook a Wife for a Hat. Eva Hribernik also directed Mini Opera II, which toured Ljubljana, Budapest and Brno over the past year.
Since 2016, this director has been conducting a seminar in the field of stage interpretation for opera singers within the ALEF cultural society in Modena.
KATJA KONVALINKA, sopran (Slovenija)
Katja Konvalinka is a celebrated soprano of Slovenian descent who is actively performing on the opera stages of Slovenia, Austria and Croatia. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, the piano section in the class of Prof. Aci Bertoncelj, and then the solo-singing section in the class of Prof. Eve Novšak-Houška. She obtained her Master’s degree at the Academy of Music and Visual Arts in Graz at the Department of Opera and Concert Singing. She also studied with soprano and professor Vlatka Orsanic.
In addition to the roles she performed for the SNG Opera in Ljubljana, including Ana Frank (Diary of Anne Frank – G. Fried), Fanny (Wedding Contract – Rosini), Pedro (Don Quixote -Massenet), Ana (Nabucco – Verdi), Princess Nineta (In love with three oranges – Prokofiev), First Lady (Magic Flute – Mozart), Katja Konvalinka also performed in several Mozart’s operas at the Theater em Pale in Graz, interpreting the roles of Cerlina (Don Giovanni), Despine (Cosi fan tutte) and Servilia (Tito’s mercy).
Produced by Slovenian Chamber Music Theater, she sang major soprano roles in Bastien and Bastien (Mozart), Telephone (Menoti), Redcap (Kyu), Nobody’s Daughter (Nieman), The Snow Queen (King) and many others.
She sang at concert performances with the Radio Television Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in Passion by John (J.S.Bach), Second Symphony (Mahler), Christmas Oratorio (Saint-Saens), Stabat
Mater (Pergolesi) and some masses by Mozart.
She performed solo recitals in Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Croatia, India and Nepal. Katja Konvalinka teaches singing at the Vič Rudnik Music School in Ljubljana.
NATAŠA BOGOJEVIĆ, composer (Serbia-USA)
Natasa Bogojevic is a multi-award winning Serbian-American composer who has lived and worked in Chicago (USA) for over two decades. She studied composition in the class of Prof. Srdjan Hofman at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. After completing her studies, she followed electro-acoustic music courses with Vladan Radovanovic on Radio Belgrade’s Third Program, chamber music with Oliver Djurdjevic and film music with Annie Simeon in Italy. Before leaving for America, she worked as an assistant at the Department of Composition and Orchestration at the FMU in Belgrade and was one of the founders of the group of composers Seven Magnificent, as well as the Grechen group for the study of the synthesis of music and
visual arts. Since 2003, she has taught composition at De Paul University in Chicago.
Natasa Bogojevic’s oeuvre includes works for symphony orchestra, choir, chamber and vocal ensembles, solo instruments, as well as electronic, computer and applied music for ballet, theater and film. Many of her works have been performed at major international festivals, including the European Electronic Music Festival (led by Pierre Schaeffer), New Music (Middelburg in the Netherlands), International Festival of New Music (Slovakia), Concert for Peace (Japan), Arai Music festival (Canada), National Conferences of American Music (USA) and many others. Also, her works are performed by renowned soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras in
France, Germany, England, Switzerland, Slovakia, throughout the former Yugoslavia and in the territory of the former Soviet Union.
She is the recipient of the First Prize at the UNESCO Composers Rostrum in Paris, the Josip Slavenski Award, the annual award of the Composers Association of Serbia, the Radio Belgrade Award, the October Award of the City of Belgrade and others.
ALEKSANDAR SEDLAR, composer, conductor (Serbia)
Aleksandar Sedlar Bogoev, kompozitor i dirgent mlađe generacije, diplomirao
je na Odseku za kompoziciju i orkestraciju Fakulteta muzičke umetnosti u Beogradu (2006) u klasi prof. Vlastimira Trajkovića kao student generacije i dobitnik nagrade iz fonda Stevan Hristić. Na istom fakultetu završio je i studije dirigovanja (2016) u klasi prof. Bojana Suđića. Master studije kompozicije nastavlja na Univerzitetu južne Kalifornije (USC) u Los Anđelesu (2013) i završava ih u klasi prof. Donalda Kroketa.
Kompozicije su mu sa velikim uspehom izvođene u zemlji i inostranstvu, a većina njih komponovana je po porudžbinama renomiranih solista, muzičkih ansambala i institucija sa kojima je ostvario plodnu saradnju. Među njima su Nemanja Radulović (violina), Maja Bogdanović (violončelo), Saša Mirković (viola), zatim orkestar Beogradske filharmonije, Simfonijski orkestar RTS, Berlinski simfoničari, ženski akademski hor Kolegijum Muzikum, kao i muzičke izdavačke kuće DEKA Univerzal i Dojče Gramofon.
Stvaralaštvo Aleksandra Sedlara Bogoeva obuhvata kompozicije različitih žanrova među kojima su mnoge izvedene sa velikim uspehom i najboljim ocenama publike i muzičke kritike. Među njima su Elegija za orkestar (diplomski rad iz 2006, koji je izvela Beogradska filharmonija), Macbeth koncert za violinu i orkestar u pet stavova (2006), Double Sens Concertino – za dve solo violine, klavir, harfu, čembalo i gudače (narudžbina festivala Le Flaneri Muzikal d Rems) ujedno i početak uspešne saradnje sa Nemanjom Radulovićem i ansamblom Dabl Sens, zatim delo Flower in the Desert
za solo gitaru i gudački orkestar (narudžbina festivala Gitar Art u Beogradu, 2010), Idi vidi dedu! za ženski hor, gudački orkestar i klavir (porudžbina ženskog akademskog hora Kolegijum Muzikum), kao i Mesečeva kći, muzička bajka/varijacije za solo violončelo, simfonijski orkestar i naratora (porudžbina dirigenta Liora Šambadala i orkestra Berlinski simfoničari, premijerno izvedena u sali Berlinske filharmonije) i mnoge druge.
Prvi samostalni autorski koncert na kojem je svirao, dirigovao i pevao, Aleksandar Sedlar Bogoev održao je u Velikoj sali Kolarčeve zadužbine, pod nazivom Američki resital – srpska premijera kompozicija napisanih u Americi. U istoj koncertnoj dvorani usledio je i drugi autorski koncert (2015) pod nazivom Prijatelji, braćo, kumovi, koji je održan povodom desetogodišnjice premijernog izvođenja violinskog koncerta Macbeth, sa solistom Milošem Petrovićem i orkestrom Prijatelji, kada je premijerno izvedena Heroe 1914, Uvertira za simfonijski orkestar, kao i
instrumentalna svita iz muzičke bajke Mesečeva kći za violinu i orkestar.
Aleksandar Sedlar Bogoev bio je angažovan na Katedri za kompoziciju i
orkestraciju na FMU u Beogradu, kao asistent prof. Vlastimira Trajkovića
(2007/08), takođe i kao asistent na Odseku za popularnu muziku Univerziteta južne Kalifornije (USC, 2012/13). Trenutno radi kao docent na Katedri za profesionalne umetničke predmete na Univerzitetu umetnosti u Nišu.
EUGEN INDJIC, pianist (France-SAD)
Eugen Indjic is a French-American pianist of the highest reputation, born in Belgrade. After
emigrating to the United States of America when he was four years old, to this day, he reached
unprecedented artistic and performing heights in the field of pianism. He began piano studies with Alexander Borovsky and later with Arthur Rubinstein, who became his mentor and friend. Rubinstein considered Indjic “a world-class pianist, with rare musical and artistic perfection.”
Compliments also came from other, most prominent music artists of the 20th century. At the Harvard University graduation exam, Leonard Bernstein himself called him an “outstanding pianist and musician” and Russian pianist Emil Gilels described Indjic as “a unique and inspirational artist.”
At the age of eleven, Indjic played on US national television and his first critics noted: “He plays Chopin as a Pole, Debussy as a Frenchman, and Prokofiev as a Russian maestro.” At the age of twelve, he recorded his first recording of Beethoven’s Diabeli Variations for RCA Victor on a authentic Rachmaninoff piano. Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Eric Leinsdorf, who invited Indjic to play Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto as a final year student at Phillips Andover Academy, ranked Indjic at the age of eighteen, as the youngest pianist ever to perform with this orchestra.
Indjic has won awards at three major international pianist competitions – Warsaw (1970), Leeds (1972) and Rubinstein in Tel Aviv (1974), and he performed with leading orchestras in the US, Europe and Asia, as well as with renowned conductors , such as Giorge Solti, Leonard Bernstein, Eric Leinsdorf, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev and David Zinman.
He played several series of special concerts called “In honor of Arthur Rubinstein” that have taken place across the US and Europe. He regularly performs in the world’s capitals and most renowned concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, La Scala, Musikwerein, Concertgebau, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.