Dragan Sredojevic, violin, Serbia/Russia, Nenad Ivovic, piano Serbia/USA

Dragan Sredojevic- violin   Dragan Sredojevic is one of the most important Serbian violinists and is in a great demand as performer all over the world. Having graduated from the famous Moscow “Tchaikovsky” Conservatory, where he was a student of Marina Yashvili and Eduard Grach, he was invited by maestro Valery Gergiev to join one of the most prestigious orchestras in the world – the Mariinsky Orchestra in St Petersburg, where he served as a soloist, touring regularly across the globe. At the young age of twenty-five, following the invitation, he became one of the youngest ever leaders of the famous London Symphony Orchestra, where he performed on tours throughout Europe and had his concerts broadcasted by BBC Radio. Praised for his trademark quality sound, technical impeccability and boundless creativity, which have taken him throughout all continents, where he has performed in the most eminent halls all over the world including Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Philharmonie de Paris, Kennedy Center in Washington, La Scala in Milan, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and many more. Besides being the laureate of many national and international competitions, he was also credited with the “Belgrade Angel” award for artistic excellence presented by the Serbian Ministry of Culture. Apart from having a busy concert schedule, he devotes a significant amount of time giving master classes and teaching students. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Music of the University of Belgrade, where he is also pursuing a PhD degree under the supervision of Marija Jokanovic. Mr Sredojevic plays on a rare 18th century violin made by F. Lupot, kindly lent to him by a private collector.   Nenad Ivovic-piano   Pianist Nenad Ivović graduated from the University of Arts in Belgrade in the class of Professor Nevena Popović and was credited as the best student of his generation. Over the course of his career, Nenad has won prizes in over 15 international competitions, including IX International Competition “A Step Towards Mastery” in St. Petersburg, Russia where he performed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic (First Prize) and “Arianne Katcz” Piano Competition in Tel Aviv (Second Prize). Nenad spent three years in Tel Aviv at the “Buchmann-Mehta School of Music” where he received his master’s degree under the guidance of Professor Emanuel Krasovsky. His recital schedule has taken him to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Holland, France, Israel, Egypt, USA as well as his native Serbia. He has participated in master classes with esteemed musician such as Andras Schiff, Dmitry Bashkirov, Michele Dalberto, Vladimir Feltsman, Peter Frankl, Mikhail Voskresensky, Emerson quartet, Peter Serkin and others. In May 2019, Nenad earned his Master of Musical Arts at Yale University in the studio of Professor Boris Berman, while from September 2019, he holds a Collaborative Piano Fellowship position at the same University