Belgrade Feb – Mar 2017

Since 2004, we've been holding our annual International Competition Davorin Jenko, unique in many ways. The event is addressed to the students, as well as young artists on the threshold of an international career.

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The 14th competition will be held in Belgrade from 28 January – 2 February 2017 (Piano Solo & Piano Duo) and 2 – 12 March 2017 (Wind Instruments & Chamber Music).

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Applications to the 2017 Competition have to be submitted ONLINE (available HERE) not later than 31 December 2016 (for disciplines I and II), i.e. 31 January 2017 (for disciplines III, IV and V).
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The 14th competition will be held in Belgrade from 28 January – 2 February 2017 (Piano Solo & Piano Duo) and 2 – 12 March 2017 (Wind Instruments & Chamber Music).

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Since 2004, we've been holding our annual International Competition Davorin Jenko, unique in many ways. The Competition has No Age Limit. The event is addressed to students, coming from public and private music institutions worldwide, as well as young artists on the threshold of an international career. The Competition is Massive. For 12 years, the Organizer has hosted more than 8000 competitors from all over the world.
We are proud to announce the members of the jury where renewed artists: Peter-Lukas Graf (Switzerland), Stanko Arnold (Austria), Ante Grgin (Serbia), András Adorján (Germany), Daniel Rivera (Argentina/Italy), Liudmila Sinagovskaya (Russia), Martin Kasík (Czech Republic), Dejan Gavrić (Germany), Cezary Traczewski (Poland), Ljubiša Jovanović (Serbia), Nataša Veljković (Austria), Lev Pipis (Slovenia) and many more.The Jury of the 2017 Competition will comprise outstanding Serbian and foreign musicians.
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Applications to the 2017 Competition have to be submitted ONLINE (available HERE) not later than 31 December 2016 (for disciplines I and II), i.e. 31 January 2017 (for disciplines III, IV and V).
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The Competition 2017 will be held in Belgrade from 28 January – 2 February 2017 (Disciplines I & II) and 2 – 12 March 2017 (Disciplines (III, IV & V).

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Piano Competition Jury

Daniel Rivera (Argentina/Italy), Susanna Spaemann (Austria), Jokut Mihailović (Serbia), Lyudmila Sinagovskaya (Russia), Martin Kasík (Czech Republic), Lidija Malahotky Has (Slovenia), Ivanka Kordić (Croatia), Arjana Kuriu Grubi (Macedonia), Helena Davidović (Serbia), Srdjan Dalagija (Serbia) The application for 2016 is closed. The Index Book for Piano competitors (incl. schedule and competition program) available for download here.
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Wind Competition Jury

Stanko Arnold (Slovenia), Marianne Henkel-Adorján (Germany), András Adorján (Germany), Dejan Gavrić (Germany), Ljubiša Jovanović (Serbia), Laura Levai Aksin (Serbia), Liza Havlina-Prešiček (Slovenia), Matej Zupan (Slovenia), Andjela Bratić (Serbia), Marina Nenadović (Serbia), Andrea Petrović (Montenegro), Betka Bizjak Kotnik (Slovenia), Oskar Laznik (Slovenia), Bunford Gabor (Serbia), Milan Savić (Serbia), Dragan Lazić (Serbia), Andrej Zupan (Slovenia), Davor Reba (Croatia), Nenad Janković (Serbia), Ljiljana Segedi (Serbia), Ognjen Popović (Serbia), Marin Zokić (Croatia), Nenad Marković (Serbia), Branislav Aksin (Serbia), Jasna Petrović (Serbia) The application for 2016 is closed. The Index Book for Wind instruments competitors (incl. schedule and competition program) available for download here.
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Chamber Competition Jury

Iztok Babnik (Slovenia), Zarifa Alizade (Serbia), Goran Marinković (Serbia), Aleksandar Burkert (Serbia), Marija Kovačević (Serbia) The competition for Chamber ensembles will be held in Belgrade from 25 February – 8 March 2016. The application for 2016 is closed. The Index Book for Chamber Ensembles (incl. schedule and competition program) available for download here.

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Srdjan Dalagija

Graduated in 1985 from the Sarajevo Music Academy, with Milica Šnajder. During his studies and after graduation Srdjan had an intense performing activity in the country and abroad. As significant performances during that period, numerous solo concerts and six appearances with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra stand out. He participated in numerous competitions and achieved remarkable results. For the last twenty-three years Srdjan has been working as a piano teacher in the music school Isidor Bajic, Novi Sad. In his pedagogical work so far his students won over sixty awards at national and international competitions. Among international competitions the following should be mentioned: Paris, France, the Ninth international contest of Nikolai Rubinstein in 2008, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, 44th competition Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte in 2011, Barletta, Italy, 23rd contest, Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Musicisti Citta di Barletta, 2013, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2015, Eighth International Competition of Young Pianists. He is the president of piano department of Vojvodina from 2015. Apart from pedagogical activities, the CD collection of piano compositions Balkando, released in 2000 by Studio M and Radio Novi Sad, specifically should be abstracted.

  • Serbia
  • Piano
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Ivanka Kordić

Graduated from Music Academy Zagreb in the classs of prof. Ivo Maček. After the college she mastered her knowledge by prof. S. Neihauz in Vienna. Works as professor – counsellor at Vatroslav Lisinski Coservatory of Music in Zagreb, collaborates with Music Academy in Zagreb in the subject of Pedagogical Practice as a students mentor. She educated a number of young pianists and teachers who have won many top prizes in national and international piano competitions and became active participants in the musical life of Zagreb and beyond. Jury member of regional, national and international competitions, she also holds masterclasses and creative workshops through Croatia. Ivanka Kordic is member of the Croatian Music and Dance Pedagogues Association and vicepresident of EPTA Croatia. She is founder of International Competition for young pianists Zlatko Grgosevic in Sesvete (Croatia). In cooperation with fellow professor Minja Kolak she wrote the Books for Piano Beginners, Joyful Journey 1 and Joyful Journey 2. Authors want to encourage the students to develop creative learning and practicing, also openness, vide vision, which will create as many ideas for problem solving. She wrote a Book Guide for Piano Teachers which is intended as an aid in the successful preparation, organisation and realisation of the beginner class.

  • Croatia
  • Piano
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Lyudmila Sinagovskaya

Representative of the St. Petersburg piano school. She graduated from the piano department of the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory with the G. L. Sokolov. She has performed at concerts in St. Petersburg and other towns in Russia and abroad (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and Estonia) as soloist, chamber musician and concertmistress. Besides Russia and the above listed countries, she has regularly organized masterclasses in Ukraine and Australia, as well as seminaries for pedagogues and students in the USA and with the International Association of piano pedagogues. She is a regular jury member at regional and international competitions. Her pedagogical and concert activity was expanded in 1984, when she became the deputy headmistress of the Mussorgsky Music College in St. Petersburg. She has participated at numerous international seminaries and conferences on music education, performance and pedagogy and in People to people citizen ambassador programme under the auspices of UNESCO. She is a member of the Association of concert performers of Russia.

  • Russia
  • Piano
  • Categories C, D, E

Marija Kovačević

She was born in Johannesburg (South Africa), where she began her violin lessons. Primary and secondary education she obtained in prestige School for Music Talents in Cuprija, Serbia. Graduated from Music academy in Podgorica (Montenegro) with Uros Pesic. She was a member of the Montenegro television orchestra. She performed solo recitals and chamber music, but later she committed to pedagogical work. Her students won a number of awards on national and international competitions. As a jury member she is often invited to string instruments competitions. For her pedagogical work she is awarded by the Annual award by Association of Music and Ballet schools of Serbia.

  • Serbia
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • All Categories

Aleksandar Burkert

Graduated from the Faculty of musical arts in Belgrade with Tahir Kulenovic. He was appointed as a principal flute of the Wind orchestra in Zemun,with conductor Vladimir Mustajbasic. Cofaunder of Novi Sad Big Bend orchestra, and has played alto and baritone saxophone and frula. Since 1987 he had been teaching in many music schools in Serbia. His students have won a number of awords on national and international competitions. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 awarded The best pedagogue of flute at the festival Femus Subotica. 2014 he was aworded for his pedagogical results over the years, by the Union of associations of music and ballet pedagogues of Serbia. Works in music school in Valjevo, where he regularly conducts summer and winter courses for teacher and pupils.

  • Serbia
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • All Categories

Goran Marinković

Graduated in 1985 and obtained his MA degree from the Faculty of music in Belgrade, departments of composition and wind instruments - bassoon. In 2013 he obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He works as a full professor of Chamber music and playing techniques for conductors at the Belgrade Faculty of music. He has hold the position of the first solo bassoonist of the Belgrade philharmonic and Camerata Serbica orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician he has performed at many venues in country and abroad. He also achieved many recognition as a composer and his work was permanently recorded for radio and television of Serbia.

  • Serbia
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • All Categories

Zarifa Alizade

She was born in Baku (Azerbaijan). She graduated from the Conservatory in Baku and won her master’s degree in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the class of Prof. Pavel Messner. She has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in the Azerbaijan, Russia, Serbia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Greece, France and other countries. She has recorded for television and radio in Baku, Moskow, Belgrade, Novi Sad and Skopje. She has performed as a soloist with Simphony orchestra RTS. She has played with many famous artists: Nemanja Radulovic (France-Serbia), Marko Josifoski, Raphael Chretien (France), Galina Boyko (Russia), Jasmina Trumbetas, Dunya Simic... She won the special prize for the best performance as an accompanist at the international competition Wienawski–Lipinski in Lublin, Poland. She has performed for many festivals home and abroad. In 2001 she recorded a double CD Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano. She is Full professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.

  • Serbia
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • All Categories

Iztok Babnik

Graduated from the Music Academy Ljubljana, he was working for 15 years as trombone player in Slovenian Philharmonic orchestra. In 2010 he took the position of the Principal of the Music School Koper. From 2002 to 2008 he was a member of Slovenian Philharmonic Brass (TASF). He held concerts in Slovenia and abroad also as a member of Slovenian trombone quartet. Currently, besides holding the position of the Principal of Music School Koper, he leads also the school wind orchestra of the Music school in Piran, and conducts Youth Wind Orchestra of Piran, which regularly gives concerts in the municipality of Piran and in other cities of Slovenia.

  • Slovenia
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • All Categories

Jasna Petrović

Between 1987 and 2003 she works as horn player in the Symphonic orchestra of the Serbian Military ensemble Stanislav Binički. She performed solo sections with some of the most famous conductors from the country and abroad at the concerts in Austria, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria and all over our country. She made distinguished performances within different chamber ensembles, particularly the horn duos for Serbian radio television series of World premiers. Parallel with her work with the orchestra, from 1988 she works as a professor in music schools in Belgrade and Pančevo. From 2003 she is a permanent professor in music school Josip Slavenski in Belgrade and since 2007 in music school Davorin Jenko. Since 2000 she has worked as an as¬sistant conductor for the brass band of the Youth symphonic orchestra of Serbia.

  • Serbia
  • Brass
  • All Categories

Branislav Aksin

Graduated in 1985 and obtained his MA degree in 1989 from the Faculty of music in Belgrade, with Vinko Valečić. He was the laureate of the Competition of young music artists in Zagreb in 1987. As a soloist or member of chamber orchestras Camerata accademica and Brass Quintet from Novi Sad, he has performed at renowned festivals (Bemus, The international review of Composers in Belgrade, Nomus, The Tribune of Yugoslav creativity in Opatija, Music biennale Zagreb) and concerts both in the country and abroad. In 1989 he began his cooperation with Theatre jel from France. With this musical ensemble he has performed in many european coun¬tries. As a trombone soloist, he is a member of opera orchestra of the Serbian national theatre in Novi Sad and Vojvodina symphony orchestra. He is the founder of the T-bones 4 trombone quartet, with which he has held a number of concerts. He works as a full professor at the Academies of arts of Novi Sad and Banja Luka.

  • Serbia
  • Brass
  • All Categories

Nenad Marković

First trumpet, horn and trombone lessons received from his father Dubravko Marković in Novi Sad. From 2001 - 2007 studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany in the class of Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet) and Dr. Edward H. Tarr (natural trumpet), where he obtained a DKA, and postgraduate studies obtained with William Forman at the HfM Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Germany. Additional education includes work with Gerard Buquet and Mike Svoboda as well as the year-long fellowship at the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt. Furthermore, taking part in a long-term Laboratorium project, he has had the privilege of working closely with the trombonist/composer Vinko Globokar on several occasions which has been a major influence and a great source of inspiration. As a student, Nenad Marković was a laureate of several prestigious trumpet competitions, including the 1st Prize as well as the Special Prize of the Audience at the Tromp Muziek Biennale in Eindhoven, Netherlands (2002, the final round included a highly virtuosic Trumpet Concerto by B. A. Zimmermann with the Het Brabants Orchest under Michel Tabachnik); Special Prize of the Theodor Rogler Stiftung for the outstanding performance at the ARD Music Competition in Munich, Germany (2003) as well as the 1st Prize at the BDI Competition in Kloster Haydau (Kassel), Germany (2002). As a member of numerous ensembles and orchestras, Nenad Markovic collaborated with some of the most remarkable conductors and composers of our time such as: Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Dennis Russell Davies, Peter Eötvös, Helmut Lachenmann, Wolfgang Rihm, George Benjamin, Harrison Birtwistle, Beat Furrer, Heiner Goebbels and Mauricio Kagel (among others) and has over the years brought over 100 compositions to a world premiere.

  • Serbia
  • Brass
  • All Categories

Marin Zokić

Graduated from Music academy of Zagreb in the class of professor Stanko Selak. His talent was upgraded at International trumpet academy Werder in Bremen with the distinguished soloists, orchestral artists and pedagogues. During his studies in Bremen Zokić was participating in the projects by Bremen philharmonic orchestra and opera. So far he has had solo performances with numerous Croatian orchestras: Zagreb philharmonic orchestra, Croatian chamber orchestra, Varaždin chamber orchestra, Croatian navy orchestra from Split, Zadar chamber orchestra. He was the solo trumpet player in Croatian military orchestra and the solo trumpet player in Symphonic orchestra of the Croatian radio and television (HRT). Since 1998 Zokić is the first trumpet player in Zagreb philharmonic orchestra. Along with numerous solo performances he nurtures chamber music. He also does pedagogical work; he is a professor at The Music academy in Zagreb. He is a member of panels in Croatian and international competitions.

  • Croatia
  • Brass
  • All Categories

Ognjen Popović

Studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich in the class of Ulf Rodenhauser, where he finished masterclass in 2001. He won the second prize at the International competition Jeunesses Musicales in Belgrade 1997 and the first prize at the Felix Mendelssohn competition in Berlin 1998. He has performed in countries of former Yugoslavia, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, China and Japan. As a soloist he has been playing with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra of Radio Television Serbia, the string ensemble St. Georg, the Radio Orchestra of Valencia, the European Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Munich Music Academy etc. From 1998-1999 he was engaged as a first solo clarinet in the international Philharmonic Orchestra of Nations. He has played with the German Chamber Academy, the studio ensemble of Villa Musica and in the opera of Stuttgart. Since 2002 he is at the position of the first solo-clarinet in the Belgrade philharmonic orchestra. He founded the ensemble Balkan Chamber Academy and the ethno-fusion-jazz ensemble Ognjen and friends. He is also a clarinet professor at the Academy of fine arts in Belgrade and docent for chamber music at the Villa Musica academy in Germany and clarinet assistant professor at the Music academy in Belgrade.

  • Serbia
  • Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon
  • All Categories

Betka Bizjak Kotnik

Graduated from Academy of Music in Ljubljana (Matjaž Drevenšek) and Conservatoir National de Region in Lyon France (Jean-Denis Michat). In 2005 she finished saxophone post-graduate study in Ljubljana. Since 2005 she has collaborated with composers Janez Matičič, Urška Pompe, Bor Turel, Brina Jež Brezavšček, Nina Šenk, Tadeja Vulc and Blaž Pucihar to give first performances of their saxophone pieces. As a soloist she performed with the Radio-TV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Slovene Military Orchestra and the Academy of Music orchestra. Since 2000 she has been performing with pianist Milanka Črešnik, giving recitals in various concerts in Slovenia and abroad. They got the First award at Competition for chamber music Primož Ramovš in Ljubljana 2007. Since 2006 they have recorded several pieces for the archive Radio Slovenia and their first CD Repliques released in 2008. She is a member of LadieSaxophone Quartet. It is a unique group of female saxophonists, whose concept is to perform music, written by young contemporary composers from their native countries. Their story began in September 2013, followed by various musical projects in which they participated with a desire to present a repertoire for classical saxophone on the highest level and make it approachable for a wider audience. She appears in different chamber and orchestra groups: SOS saxophone orchestra and Ensemble Newtonian-contemporary music. She is a professor of saxophone at Music Conservatory Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • Slovenia
  • Saxophone
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Helena Davidović

Graduated from Music Academy in Novi Sad with Rita Kinka. Actively participates in musical life in Sabac (Serbia) where she is working, addressing not only educational but also the cultural, artistic and concert activities. She founded Baroque trio which worked under the mentorship of Miodrag Azanjac, and after successful performances trio continued their studies with Olivera Djurdjevic at FMU Belgrade. Her students are prize winners of many completions in the country and abroad. As a president of the organizing committee of the Competition for young pianists in Sabac she was awarded a special prize. She successfully conducted master classes of many eminent piano teachers. She often participated in the work of the piano competitions jury. For many years of comprehensive activity in the education of young talents and knowledge invested in the growing generation of artists she was awarded the annual prize of AMBS in 2012.

  • Serbia
  • Piano
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Lidija Malahotky Haas

Studied piano with Janez Lovše at the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana and with professor Aci Bertoncelj at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. For many years she has held the position of the piano professor at the Music and Ballet Conservatory Ljubljana. Furthermore, for 20 years she used to teach piano at the Pedagogical Department of the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. Her students have been awarded more than forty prizes at national and international piano competitions; among others the 2nd prize at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 in Cologne. Students under her mentorship have performed with orchestras in Slovenia and abroad. Many of them continued their musical education at different faculties and already are successful musicians and teachers. Regularly she is invited to participate as a member of jury at national and international piano competitions. For outstanding achievements at her pedagogical work Lidija Malahotky Haas was awarded the Škerjanc Prize of the Music and Ballet Conservatory Ljubljana.

  • Slovenia
  • Piano
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Ljiljana Segedi

Graduated oboe from the Academy of Arts Novi Sad, with Ljubisa Petrusevski. As a student she has won a number of awards on national and international competitions and was engaged in Voivodina Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1991 she has been teaching oboe in Isidor Bajic music school, with great success. Her students won highest prizes at competitions in country and abroad (Emona, Ljubljana). As a jury member she is invited to woodwind instruments national competitions.

  • Serbia
  • Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
  • All Categories

Arjana Kuriu Grubi

Born in Tetovo (Macedonia), she graduated from Music Academy in Pristina with Lejla Haxhiu Pula in 1994. After finishing Master degree in Skopje in 2011 with Todor Svetiev, she was engaged at the Music Academy in Tetovo, teaching the Methodology for piano, and from 2003 as a piano teacher at the high music school Ilija Nikolovski Luj in Skopje. Several of her students are prize winners of national and international completions. She was engaged also as a piano accompanist in several violin and flaute competitions, as well as on the conserts with Blerim Grubi (violist), both in Maceodonia and abroad (2012 in New York, organized by Macedonian Ciltural Center).

  • Macedonia
  • Piano
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Nenad Janković

Doctoral degree gained at Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of professor Mirko Isaeski. His education includes master classes with Knut Sonstevold (Sweeden), Milan Turkovic (Austria) and Mauricia Paeza (Izrael). Founder of the wind trio and wind quintet of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, and co-founder of The Balcan Chamber Academy ensemble. Currently, Nenad is solo basoon player in Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Madlenianum Chamber Opera and Symphonists of Vojvodina. He performed with Australian Chamber Orchestra, Maribor Festival Orchestra, and noumerous domestic ensembles. Nenad won many prizes at federal competitions, first prize at international competition in Streza (Italy) and Belgrade October Prize in 1995. Furthermore, he is ordinary basoon and chamber music teacher at music workshop in Tivat.

  • Serbia
  • Bassoon, Oboe, Clarinet
  • All Categories

Andrea Petrović

Born in Kotor, were she finished primary and secondary music school. Graduated from Music Academy in Cetinje (Montenegro), with Ljubiša Jovanović. She continues her specialization studies at Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, and finished her postgraduate studies in 2012 in Cetinje with the same professor. Andrea Petrović is a member of a Flute Quartet Talija (founded in 2007), which performes all over Montenegro. During her school and college days, Andrea took part in numerous national competitions, where she won many prizes as a solo and chamber participant, and also in international competitions, among wich are: International Competition in Barletta (first prize), International Competition Davorin Jenko (first prize), International Competition Tahir Kulenović (second prize). She improved her skills attending courses of eminent artists (Davor Bušić, Giovanni Mareggini, Karolj Maročik, Janos Balint, Sandrine Francois, JeanMichel Varache). Curently, she works as a flute professor in the school Vida Matjan in Kotor.

  • Montenegro
  • Flute
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Milan Savić

He received his degree in Saxophone Performance and Music Education at the Novi Sad Academy of Arts in the class of Gordan Tudor, and also holds a Clarinet Degree from Belgrade University’s Faculty of Music Art, where he studied in class of Ante Grgin. While still a student, Savić won several state music competitions, held live concerts on television and radio, and performed throughout Serbia as a clarinet soloist accompanied by the capitol’s Youth Philharmonic. His credits include performances at Belgrade’s Kolarac Hall, as well as Negotin’s prestigious Days of Mokranjac Music Festival. Savić’s main instrument, however, is the saxophone and he has had numerous solo recitals at the Serbian National Library and Belgrade Cultural Center. He has also performed with RTS Simphony orchestra and the Ensemble Metamorphosis string orchestra and premiered pieces by renowned Serbian composers such as Ivan Jevtić, Aleksandar Sedlar Bogoev, Ante Grgin and Svetlana Savić. In addition to his work as a soloist, Savić frequently collaborates with the Belgrade Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of RadioTelevision Serbia, and the Madlenianum Opera and Theatre, touring Serbia and abroad. His other frequent collaborators include pianist Ivana Krajkov, Gradilište Ensemble, and the Simfonieta Chamber Ensemble, among others. During his musical education, Savić attended a number of master classes held by acclaimed professors such as Claude Delangle, Vincent David and JeanYves Formeau (France), Arno Bornkamp (Netherlands), Daniel Gauthier (Germany), Masataka Hirano (Japan), Miha Rogina and Matjaž Drevenšek (Slovenia), and Tomislav Žužak (Croatia). He is an artistic director of international saxophone festival Belgrade Saxperience which welcomes eminent saxophonist from county and the world. Since 2006, Savić has been working as a professor of clarinet and saxophone at the Josip Slavenski Conservatory in Belgrade. His students have won many prizes at international and state competitions.

  • Serbia
  • Saxophone
  • All Categories

Marina Nenadović

Started her flute studies with Marija Grasselli in Belgrade. After finishing her high school she left for New York City where she graduated and received her masters degree at the Mannes college of music, under Thomas Nyfenger. During her studies she performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout USA and Canada. She became a principle flutist with the Belgrade opera and ballet orchestra in 1989 and since 1994 she is the principle flutist with the Belgrade philharmonic orchestra. She performed as a soloist much of the flute repertoire of different epochs, in numerous concerts and festivals in Serbia and abroad and she organized chamber music masterclasses. For many years she performed as a member of Opera Madlenianum and chamber orchestra Sinfonietta. She is also a member of ensemble Gradilište that performs and promotes new music. She performed in all the important music festivals in the country and with Belgrade philharmonic she traveled to Italy, Austria, Malta, Sweden, China. As a teacher, she taught in the woodwind workshop in Tivat, Montenegro, and is currently a flute professor in Josif Marinkovic music high school in Belgrade.

  • Serbia
  • Flute
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Andjela Bratić

Graduated from the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade with Ljubisa Jovanovic. Having completed her master studies (Konzerttexamen) at the University Johannes Gutenberg (Hochschule für Musik) in Mainz in the class of Professor Dejan Gavric, she pursued professional advancement at courses held by eminent flautists. She was the winner of numerous national and international awards, such as the Music World first award in the solo flute category at the International festival in Fivicano in Italy and the first prize in the instrument duo category at the same festival held in 2003. As a soloist, she has had performances with the Radio Television Serbia Symphony Orchestra, Montengrin Symphony Orchestra, Nis Symphony Orchestra, Academic Orchestra of the Nis University, Chamber Orchestra of the SKC University, Chamber Orchestra Imperio, Chamber orchestra from Prag (Czech Republic), with prominent conductors. She took part in reputed festivals in Serbia (NIMUS, Tisin Svet, Constantinus) and in international festivals in Montenegro and Slovenia. She also performed in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Austria, France, Czech Republic, USA, Slovenia and Macedonia. In 2010, as a member of the Mozarteum Orchestra from Salzburg, she had a very successfully concert tour in various cities across Germany and Austria. In 2011 as a holder of the scholarship Myrna Brown she attend 39. NFA flute convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. She is a member of the brass quintet The soloists of Nis as well as a trio Masala. As of 2009, Andjela Bratic has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts in Nis.

  • Serbia
  • Flute
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Matej Zupan

Professor at the Academy of Music at University of Ljubljana. From 1996 to 2008 he was the principal flutist of the Slovenian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He completed his graduate and post graduate studies at the Academy of Music at University of Ljubljana under Professor Fedja Rupel, and later went on to complete advanced studies with Mario Ancillotti and to attend Masterclasses led by Trevor Wye, Michel Debost, Peter-Lukas Graf and James Galway. He is the winner of several first prizes and other accolades in national competitions. As a member of the ARIART Woodwind Quintet, the ACADEMIA ARS MUSICAE Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble for contemporary Music MD7 and Chamber Orchestra of Soloists (Society of Slovene Composers) as well as the soloist he has performed extensively throughout Slovenia, Europe, both Americas and Asia. He has recorded for Slovenian Radio and TV, RAI and ORF. Since 2010 he is a president of Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia.

  • Slovenia
  • Flute
  • Categories C, D, E

Davor Reba

Studied with professor Giovanni Cavallin and earned his Bachelor's and Master of Music Degree with professor Josip Tonzetic at the Zagreb Academy of Music. Reba specialized with professor Walter Boeykens in Antwerpen and at various seminars. He earned the first award at the last competition of the clarinet students in former Yugoslavia and gave many solo recitals in Croatia and abroad (Slovenia and Belgium) with the acknowledged pianists (Ljubomir Gasparevic, Darko Domitrovic, Veljko Glodic, Marina Pletikosa, Martina Cukrov, Vlasta Gyura, Lana Bradić, Anne Marie Wuyts and many others). Reba performed solo with the Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra, with the Croatian Chamber Orchestra and Zadar chamber orchestra. He also performed with many chamber ensembles (Cantus, The Zagreb String Quartet, The Porin Quartet, The Arundo Done Clarinet Quartet, The Crowind Wind Quintet, The Varazdin Chamber Orchestra and The Croatian Chamber Orchestra). Reba is a co-founder of the Wind Octet ZF and of the Septette Ad libitum ZF with which he has regularly performed. From 1997 he has been a full member of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and since 2001 its solo clarinettist. With the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra he toured Europe, Japan and Mexico and has co-operated with many world famous conductors and soloists. Reba represented Croatia as a member of the World Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris in 2006. Reba is an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. He has held regular summer seminars in Medulin (the Istria) and Pucišca (the island of Brac). Reba is one of the founders of the Croatian Clarinet Society.

  • Croatia
  • Clarinet
  • All Categories

Bunford Gabor

Graduated Clarinet from the class of Nikola Srdic (2006) and saxophone with Stojan Dimov (2009) at the Art Academy in Novi Sad. For six years he has worked as a professor of Saxophone at the Conservatory of Music in Subotica. Since 2010 he is at the position of assistant professor for saxophone at the Novi Sad Academy. He is a member of Novi Sad Big Band orchestra and appears as an artistic director of the Subotica International Jazz Festival Jazzik. He was awarded the Dr Ferenc Bodrogvari Award, a highly acclaimed prize from the town of Subotica for pedagogical achievements. He is one of the most prominent saxophone players in Serbia and he has performed at many venues in country and abroad.

  • Serbia
  • Saxophone
  • All Categories

Oskar Laznik

Oskar Laznik began learning the saxophone in 1996 with Vanjo Tomc. Between 2002 and 2006 he attended the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, where he successfully graduated from the class of Dejan Prešiček. He continued his studies with Matjaž Drevenšek at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he graduated with a special commendation in 2010. In 2012 completed his Masters degree with Daniel Gauthier at the Hochschule of Music and Dance in Cologne (Germany). Oskar is the winner of numerous competitions: National competition for young musicians of the Republic of Slovenia (2004), International contest for young saxophonists in Nova Gorica, Slovenia (2003, 2007), European Competition for Young Saxophonists in Gap, France (2003, 2005), and was the finalist of the Hülsta Woodwinds 2011 competition in Münster, Germany. He was awarded the Škerjanec Award, a highly acclaimed prize from the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, as well as the Prešeren award from the Academy of Music, Ljubljana in 2008 for the performance of the Lars-Erik Larsson Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of Opera and Ballet, Ljubljana. His repertoire includes such standard works for saxophone, as well as transcriptions of works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. As a soloist and chamber musician he has performed at many venues in Slovenia and abroad, including Serbia, Germany, France, Latvia, Ukraine and USA. He is a member of the OL-SK duo and the saxophone quartet Ensemble 4 Saxess. Since September 2012 Oskar Laznik has worked as a professor of Saxophone and Chamber music at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • Slovenia
  • Saxophone
  • All Categories

Andrej Zupan

Graduated and finished his postgraduate studies of clarinet at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of his father Alojz Zupan. In 1985 he represented Slovenia at the Eurovision young musicians concert in Madrid given by the best young musicians of Europe. At local international contests he won eight first prizes. In 1995 he was accepted into the Orchestre de Jeunes de la Mediterranee in France and toured with it through Europe and Africa. He is now playing in orchestras giving numerous recitals and chamber concerts in Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Austria, Italy, England, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany and USA. Since 1993 until 2004 he performed as the principal clarinettist at the National Opera and Ballet House of Ljubljana. He is regularly working as professor at The Conservatoire of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana and as associate professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He is leading seminars and master courses in clarinet and is a member of juries at the international clarinet contests. As the concertante and professor he is giving guest performances at numerous foreign universities (USA, England, Slovakia, Belgium and Italy). As soloist, member of chamber ensembles and conductor he has recorded 21 CDs.

  • Slovenia
  • Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon
  • Categories C, D, E

Liza Havlina-Prešiček

Finished High school of Music and Ballet Ljubljana under the mentorship of Draga Ažman. She continued her studies at the Academy of Music Ljubljana, her mentor being Fedja Rupel. During her studies, she received five 1st prizes as a soloist and she also received 1st prize in the category of chamber music groups four times. She upgraded her knowledge in seminars of David Nicholson, Emmanuel Pahud, Michael M. Kofler, etc. As a soloist, she has been invloved with RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Celje String Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra UNIRIO. She is a member of Trio Slavko Osterc, performing at various festivals (Slovenia, Croatia, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia, USA, Thailand, Brazil). She has participated in the recordings of four records for RTV Slovenia. She has been working as a professor of flute at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana.

  • Slovenia
  • Flute
  • Categories Junior, A, B

Dragan Lazić

Finished his graduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade with Ljubiša Petruševski. He is the winner of numerous recognitions and awards (the Laureate of the International Competition of the Musical Youth in Belgrade, first prize at the Competition of Yugoslav Artists in Zagreb, October Award of the City of Belgrade for Students, award from Bruno Brun foundation for the student of the generation). He has had distinguished solo performances in the country and abroad (Hungary, Italy, England, Switzerland). He has performed with all the major orchestras in the country. For a long time he was a soloist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and he collaborated with some chamber orchestras (BGO Dušan Skovran, St. George String Orchestra, Pro Musica). In 2001 he performed with Nigel Kennedy (Bach’s concerto for violin and oboe), and in the period between 2007 and 2008 he held a number of recitals in the country as a member of National Concert Season. He is now solo oboist of the Camerata Serbica Orchestra and a professor at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade.

  • Serbia
  • Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
  • All Categories

Laura Levai Aksin

She was born in Subotica. She graduated and completed her master’s studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the studio of Professor Marijan Egić. She continued her studies in Paris in the class of Professor Claude Lefebvre and Professor Patrick Gallois. She further enriched her knowledge by attending numerous master classes held by renowned soloists and pedagogues. She was a Laureate title winner of the Young Yugoslav Music Artists Competition in Zagreb, and a first prize winner for the interpretation of contemporary music at the International Review of Composers in Belgrade. She has performed as a soloist with a number of symphonic and chamber orchestras in the country and abroad. She has held a number of recitals in Serbia and abroad and has taken part in a number of prestigious festivals. The publishing houses Recommended Records from London, EOS from Graz, and Visio Mundi and SKC from Novi Sad have published compact discs of her performances. She is currently teaching flute as a full professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka.

  • Serbia
  • Flute
  • Categories C, D, E

Jokut Mihailović

Born in Uzbekistan. Finished her studies at the Moscow Conservatory Tchaikovsky (Lyudmila Roschina, master degree in the class of Leonid Brumberg). She has performed as a soloist with numerous symphonic and chamber orchestras and she has also held a number of solo concerts. Started her pedagogical career at the Academy of arts in Novi Sad (full professor and the head of the piano department), and at the Faculty of music arts in Belgrade (the head of the piano department since 2000). She has also worked as a visiting professor at the academies of music in Sarajevo and Skopje. She has held a number of master classes in Serbia and abroad, and was often invited to be a member of the juries in international pianists competitions. She is the winner of the medal of the Republic of Poland for her accomplishments in the field of culture, Golden Plaquetteof the University of arts Belgrade and the Plaquette of Honor of the University of Novi Sad.

  • Serbia
  • Piano
  • Categories C, D, E

Martin Kasík

Studied with Monika Tugendliebová at the Janáček conservatory in Ostrava, and subsequently with Ivan Klánský at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague. He widened his musical prospect by attending masterclass of Lazar Berman, Garrick Ohlson, Christian Zacharias, Paul Badura - Skoda and others. The winner of several domestic and international contests, and the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, he has to his credit laureateships from the 1998 Prague Spring International Music Competition, the 1999 Young Concert Artists Competition, the 2000 Davidoff Prix, the 2002 Harmonie Magazine Award, and other distinctions. Martin Kasík has appeared in major concert venues, such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rotterdam's De Doelen, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Auditorio de Barcelona, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Tokyo's Suntory Hall or Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore. As a soloist, he has appeared with, among other orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, or Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, performing under the baton of Pinchas Zukerman, Marin Alsop, Yakov Kreizberg, Ingo Meztmacher, Ken - Ichiro Kobayashi, Libor Pešek, Jakub Hrůša and others. He has worked regularly with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, which he accompanied on their tours of the United States and Japan. In 2008, Martin Kasík was appointed an artistic director of the Chopin Festival in Mariánské Lázně. Since 2009, he has taught piano at the Academy of Music in Prague. His discography comprises 15 CDs for Supraphon and Arco Diva labels.

  • Czech Republic
  • Piano
  • Categories C, D, E

Susanna Spaemann

Artistic director of the international piano festival Vienna Young Pianists, founded by her in 2005. Born in Muenster, Germany, she studied piano performance with Anton Czjzek and piano pedagogy with Brian Lamport at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. At the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Susanna Spaemann completed her studies with Harald Ossberger and Klára Harrer-Baranyi. She received advanced training in the fields of physiology and mental training for musicians at the department of performing Arts Medicine at the University of Music in Berlin. The influence of Peter Feuchtwanger, Noel Flores, Paul Badura-Skoda and others continues to inform both her playing and teaching. Settled in Vienna, she concertizes throughout Europe and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician and lied accompanist. In 2000, Susanna Spaemann was appointed as piano professor at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Drama in Vienna, where she teaches piano and chamber music. Several of her students are prize winners of national and international completions. Always concerned to emphasize the individuality of each of her students through her teaching, she is much in demand as a pedagogue for exceptionally gifted young pianists. Susanna Spaemann is frequently invited to hold master classes and to act as a jury member in various piano competitions in and outside Europe, such as Blüthner Piano Competition in Austria, Münchner Klavierpodium in Germany, Brin d'Herbe Orléans in France, Ahorn Piano Competition in Japan.

  • Austria
  • Piano
  • Categories C, D, E

Stanko Arnold

Graduated from the Music Academy in Ljubljana in the class of Prof. Anton Grčar. He was still a student when he became the solo trumpeter of the Slovenian Philharmnoic Orchestra. He held the position for 32 years. After his success at the competition of young artists in Zagreb in 1976, winning the first prize, he went on to study in Paris in the class of Roger Delmotte. He has won many Slovenian national and international awards. In 1990, he got tenure as a Professor at the High School of Music in Graz. He has been an associate professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana for many years. So far, he has made four solo records, and four records with chamber ensembles. He has been a member of various chamber ensembles, including: Slovenian Trumpet Quintet, Trio Barocco Forte, Brass Trio. He also performs with many organists (Lj. Očić, M. Strmčnik, I. Chrybkov, N. Nynaston, K. Neuhauser, W. Neil). In recent years, he has been holding summer classes in Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Japan, and in Croatia. He sits on the board of judges at national and international competitions. As a solo performer, he plays in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, the United States and in Japan.

  • Slovenia/Austria
  • Trumpet
  • Brass, All Categories

Daniel Rivera

In September 2006 he received the title of Artista distinguido e Ambasciatore della Musica from the Municipal Council of the city of Rosario, to honour his artistic career on a national level as well as abroad. In 2005 he celebrated 30 years of career in pianism and was awarded the Tasto d'argento prize, instituted by the International Pianistic Festival Echos, and reserved for pianists that distinguish themselves in the international concert scene. He was born in 1952 in Rosario (Argentina), in a family strictly connected to the music world. He came to Italy in 1973 with a scholarship obtained by winning the competition organized by the National Fund for Arts and the Mozarteum Argentino. After achieving the Italian Diploma with cum laude at the Cherubini conservatory in Florence, he completed his studies with Alessandro Specchi in Florence and with Ludwig Hoffman in Munich. He was awarded three first absolute prize in several international competitions. He is a highly esteemed pianist and he has performed in the most important theaters in Italy and abroad. His natural talent and virtuosity allowed him to face broad range of the pianistic repertoire, from classics to contemporary music. His repertoire consists of more than 50 concerts for piano and orchestra, performed in tours with Italian and foreign orchestras. His memorable recordings include Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonate, Aroldo in Italia together with Aldo Bennici (Ricordi,) as well as his live recording of Boulez's Premiere Sonate. In 2002, at the Festival di Musica dall'Europa in Volpedo, he presented, in a world premiere performance, the transcription of the Sagra della Primavera by Stravinsky, a transcription made by Sam Raphling that he personally revised and completed. The Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich invited him personally for play this transcription at the prestigious Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano in 2009. Since that time, the link with the legendary Argentine pianist, turns into an intense artistic collaboration. With Martha Argerich, Rivera comes in piano duo (two pianos and piano 4 hands) in the Teatro Ponchielli of Cremona, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Catanzaro's Politeama Theatre, Teatro Nuovo Giovanni di Udine, Piano Festival of Pietrasanta and Ascoli Piceno up the memorable concert on 19 and 20 October 2012, at the Teatro El Circulo of Rosario (Argentina) which will be released four CDs with live recordings. Currently, he teaches at the Istituto di Alta Cultura Musicale P. Mascagni in Livorno, where he holds a piano faculty chair. More over, he is actually General Director since september 2014 of the Harmonia Piano Accademy in Vecchiano (Pisa, Italy). In 2010 he played with Martha Argerich in his home town and live concerts have come out on four CD's live. In the last December (2015) played again with Martha Argerich for the reopening of the Teatro Petrarca of Arezzo in tribute to the twenty years of the death of the great Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

  • Argentina/Italy
  • Piano
  • Categories C, D, E

Marianne Henkel-Adorján

Studied with Gustav Scheck and Aurèle Nicolet at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg in Breisgau, where she received her diploma with highest distinction. Later she participated in master-classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal. Marianne Henkel has performed as a soloist in many concerts with among other the Munich Chamber Orchestra, with the Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard, the Slowak Chamber Orchestra, the Franz-Liszt Chamber Orchestra Budapest, the Bach-Collegium München and the St. Georges Strings Belgrad. She served for more than 20 years as principal flutist of the Munich Chamber Orchestra directed by Hans Stadlmair. Marianne Henkel has also been a welcome guest at many festivals, such as in the Korsholm Music Festival in Vasa, Finland, in the Pablo-Casals-Festival in Prades, France, in the Festival des Grands Interprètes in Cahors, France, in the Sommerlichen Musiktagen in Hitzacker and in the Schwetzinger Festspielen in Germany. Her extensive concert tours have taken her to most European countries, North Afrika, Japan, Mexico and the USA. As an active chamber music player Marianne Henkel plays in various ensembles, such as the Arpeggio-Trio München (Flute, Harp and Viola), and the Quartetto Aureo (2 Flutes, Harpsichord and Violoncello) together with her husband András Adorján, and in a Duo (flute and piano) with Oliver Triendl, which has received unanimous praise for several recent CD recordings. Marianne Henkel taught with great success at the Music Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg 1987/88 and between 1994 and 1999 at the Royal Dutch Conservatory in Den Haag. Since 2004 she has been professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. During the summer, she holds master-classes in Germany, Luxemburg and France. Marianne Henkel is artistic director of the association Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now - München. Many radio and CD recordings on labels such as Erato, da Camera, Traversières, Schwann-Koch, Tudor, Obligat and Ambitus testify to the eminent artistry of Marianne Henkel.

  • Germany
  • Flute
  • Categories Junior, A, B

András Adorján

This internationally acclaimed concert flutist is noted for his remarkable timbral modulations and expressive phrasing. In 1956, he relocated from Budapest to Denmark and at first took up the study of dentistry, receiving his diploma in 1968. At the same time, he began studying music with the legendary Jean-Pierre Rampal and with Aurèle Nicolet. He won the Jacob Gade Prize in Copenhagen in 1968 and the Concours Internationale de Flûte laureate at Montreux. He began his international career upon winning the first grand prize of the Concours International de Flûte in Paris in 1971. He has served as the first solo flute for orchestras in Stockholm, Cologne, Baden-Baden, and Munich and has also played with many other symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles in festivals at Ansbach, Divonne, Dubrovnick, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Korsholm, Kuhmo, Kusatsu, Lockenhaus, Montreux, Moscou, Newport, and Schleswig-Holstein. Adorján holds master classes throughout the world and was named a professor at the Köln (Cologne) Musikhochschule in 1987 and at the München (Munich) Musikhochschule in 1996. Adorján has re-discovered, edited, performed, and recorded numerous forgotten works by Franz Benda, Bloch, Danzi, Doppler, Hummel, Mercadante, Moscheles, Roman, Spohr, Zielche, and Zincks. He has also inspired and commissioned works from many contemporary composers, including Georges Bartobeu, Gunnar Berg, Edison Denisov, Vagn Holmboe, Jan Koetsier, Noël Lee, Miklós Maros, Alfred Schnittke, and Sven Erik Werner. With more than 100 recordings and as editor of a unique and extensive encyclopedia Lexikon der Flöte published by Laaber Verlag 2009 he is today one of the best known and most prominent flutists of his generation.

  • Germany
  • Flute
  • Categories C, D, E

Dejan Gavrić

He was born in Belgrade in 1966. He started playing flute at the age of 11 and gave his first concert only a year later. From 1984 to 1988 he studied at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. Upon receiving a scholarship to continue his education at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, he became a student in the studio of Professor Matthias Rütters. He graduated from Folkwang Hochschule with honors in February 1991. As a student he received the First Prize at the Folkwang-Hochschule Competition, as well as the prestigious Folkwang Award for his over all artistic achievements. In 1993, after completing his postgraduate studies with honors at the same institution, he became a Professor at Folkwang Hochschule. He has won awards at various international competitions, including the Maria Casals Competition in Barcelona (Spain) and the Leonardo De Lorenzo Competition in Viaggio (Italy). During his studies in Belgrade, he appeared as a soloist with The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and The Belgrade Radio Television Symphony Orchestra on multiple occassions. He has performed at BEMUS Festival (Belgrade, Serbia) and Summer Music Festival (Split, Croatia), and has also made recordings for Belgrade Radio and Television. His engagements as a soloist and ensemble member have taken him to England, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Germany, Japan, and USA, including appearances at The Marlboro Music Festival, and Hitzacker Musiktagen. He was engaged as solo Flutist at the Theater and Philharmonic Orchestra in Essen, in the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, and in the Philhramonic Orchestra in Graz. Since 2002 Dejan Gavrić has been employed as a Full Time Professor for Flute at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz.

  • Serbia/Germany
  • Flute
  • Categories C, D, E

Ljubiša Jovanović

He has acquired his Bachelor’s and MA degrees in Belgrade, under the mentorship of Miodrag Azanjac and had the advance training with the Christian Lardé in Paris where he received the Diplome Superieur de Concertiste in 1983 at L'Ecole Normale Superieur de Musique de Paris. After that, he has established a long-term cooperation with Aurele Nicolet. He has performed at all significant festivals in former Yugoslavia as well as in France, Switzerland, China, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia, Romania, Great Britain, Algeria, Finland, Denmark, Ukraine, South Africa, Norway and Argentine. He has won the First Prize for interpretation at the International Composer's Revue, the Golden Link award for the artistic achievements, Annual Award of the of Serbian Musical Artists Association and the Award of the Belgrade Cultural Fund for the best concerts in Belgrade. He has also received the Gold Medal awarded in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and Silver medal of the University of Art for his merits in improvement of teaching process (2000), as well as the April Reward of the City of Belgrade for 2008 and 2013. He has been awarded the highest educational recognition, St. Sava National Award for his special contribution to the development of educational process in Republic of Serbia in 2009. His recordings are stored on more than 50 CDs. During 30 years of his artistic activities, he has had more than 80 premiere performances of solo and chamber compositions of Serbian authors. He is a Professor of flute at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade (since 1993) and (until 2014) at the Music Accademy at the Montenegro University. He is the founder and the president of Camerata Serbica Orchestra (founded in 2004) and since 2010 he is the artistic leader and a conductor of the Lola Classic ensembles. Coauthor and the president/director of BUNT Festival in Belgrade, as well as Artistic director of the International flute competition Anton Eberst in Novi Sad.

  • Serbia
  • Flute
  • Categories C, D, E
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