Aleksandar Nikolic / Bandoneon & Artistic Director
Born in 1973. Founder of Beltango quinteto, first authentic tango orchestra from Balkan. He attended Music School "Vuckovic" in Belgrade and later he continued his education at "Musical Academy" in Bratislava - Slovakia, where he has graduated in classical accordion department in 1997. As a student he were 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 with all important Balkan symphony and chamber orchestras like Belgrade Philharmonic orchestra, Symphony orchestra of RTS, Symphony orchestra Stanislav Binicki, St George strings, Vojvodina Symphony orchestra, Nis Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists and Macedonia Philharmonic orchestra. His passion for tango made him the first and still only musician to play bandoneon in Serbia.
He worked as director of State Music Conservatorium in Belgrade. He is a jury member of biggest international music contests "Akkordeon & Bandoneon Wettbewerb - Klingenthal", "CIA - Coupe Mondiale", "CMA - Tropheo Mondial"...
Aleksandar Nikolic is founder of Belgrade Tango Association and artistic director of International Belgrade Tango Festival.