Born in 1973. He has attended Music
School "Vuckovic" continuing later his education at "Musical Academy" in
Bratislava - Slovakia, where he has postgraduated in the class of professor
Boris Lenko in 1997. He is laureate of international competitions "Citta di
Castelfidardo" and "Premio Stefano Bizzari - Morro d'oro". He had series of
concerts inland and abroad. He performed like soloist, music of Astor Piazzolla
with all important Serbian symphony and chamber orchestras (Belgrade
philharmonic orchestra, Symphony orchestra of RTS, Symphony orchestra of Army
Stanislav Binicki, St George strings ...). His passion for tango made him the
only musician who plays bandoneon in Serbia.
He works as professor
of State Music Conservatorium "Vuckovic" in Belgrade.
He is founder of Belgrade Tango Association and artistic director of
International Belgrade Tango Festival.
Ivana Nikolic piano/vocal
Born in 1975 in Belgrade. She
graduated from Faculty of Musical Art in Belgrade, in the class of professor
Tijana Humo in 1998, and she also graduated solo-singing studies in the class of
professor Aleksandra Ivanovic at the same time. She is the winner of numerous
prizes at competitions and festivals of young artists in Serbia and former
Yugoslavia. She also occupies herself with pedagogical work, as a piano teacher
Music School "Vuckovic".
She is unique tango artist, because on the stage she presents herself as tango
pianist, tango singer and tango dancer. She performed like soloist with Symphony
orchestra of Army Stanislav Binicki. She is active member of Belgrade Tango
Association and member of organization bord of International Belgrade Tango
Jovan Bogosavljevic violin
Born in 1980. In 1993, at
the age of twelve, Jovan Bogosavljevic won the first prize and Golden
medal at the International Music Competition in Stresa, Italy, as the
youngest competitor in his group.
In 1996, at the age of fifteen, he took part at the 6th
International Music Competition in Tortona, Italy, and he was declared
the Absolute Winner of the Competition.
He gave a large number of
concerts, playing as a soloist with piano, the chamber orchestras and
symphony orchestras in Serbia and Montenegro, Republic of Serbia,
Bohemia, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Turkey, England, Belgium…
Besides, many of his performances have been broadcast both on
radio and TV programmes and his CD, produced by PGP RTS, appeared on
October 1998. His participation at the 30th BEMUS
was also a great success.
Foundation of Prof. Merry
Zezelj-Mayer chose Jovan Bogosavljevic as the best
violinist in 1999 year, and gave him this prestigious reward. In 2001/2002 he finished post-graduate studies at the
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Music, in class of Prof. Tatjana
Olujic, and 2002/2003 he finished post-graduate studies at Brussels
Royal Conservatory, in class of Prof. Igor Oistrakh.
Born in Vojka,
Serbia (1979), in the family of musicians, Ljubinko took his first double
bass lesson with Professor Goran Kerleta in Novi Sad University of Music in
1993. In 1998 he was accepted to the Montenegro University of Music, where
he studied with Professor Pavel Askamit and received his first music diploma
of excellence in 2001. In the same year, Ljubinko has received a Third
Prize in the International Double Bass Competition in Kromeriz (Czech
Republic). He was also a first prize winner of four national contests in his
native Serbia. In 2002 Ljubinko was accepted into a class of Professor
Trumpf in the University of Music and Theater in Munich, Germany.
As a member of the renowned double bass quartet ‘Bassiona Amorosa’,
Ljubinko Lazic received the Prize of the European Culture from the President of
Germany Johannes Rau. Besides the soloist appearances, Ljubinko played in
such orchestras as Philharmonic of the Nations, Belgrade Philharmonic
Orchestra of Austria, and Symphony Orchestra of Munich. In March 2004 Lubinko Lazic has performed in a trio ensemble with violinist Maxim Vengerov
and Double Bassist Roman Patkolo.