We complete concert season with the performance of the LP Duo

CM '19 LP DUO plakat shareThe eighth and last concert of the season “Convivium Musicum ’19” will be held on Thursday, December 5th. We will round up the successful Concert Season and this year’s concert activities in a special way, with extremely harmonious interpretation, unique energy and irresistible charm of the LP Duo ensemble.

Ensemble LP Duo is made of Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic, excellent pianists who have been performing together since 2004. Throughout its existence, the LP Duo has earned a reputation as one of the best domestic ensembles, as well as the world-renowned piano duo. In addition to numerous awards and accolades, the ensemble boasts a number of performances around the world, at renowned concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, NUS in Singapore, the Royal Danish Opera and Theatre in Copenhagen and others. LP Duo also composes music for theatre, TV and film. In addition, the ensemble successfully moves the boundaries of music and artistic creation. They are one of the initiators of the international, artistic-scientific project Quantum Music, in which they invented a hybrid piano that combines acoustic pianos with electronic music and creates a number of new possibilities for performing and creating music.

At the concert in Kragujevac, LP Duo will premiere some of the original music from the new album “Duality” by Universal Music Group. The program includes:

  • Ivan Bozicevic: Spring Passes
  • Lola Perrin: Yellow
  • LP Duo: Analog Love
  • Ivan Bozicevic: Sustainable Development
  • LP Duo: Lemon, Honey, Ginger
  • LP Duo: Good Morning Correa
  • Kim Helweg: American Fantasy

We invite our fellow citizens not to miss this, to say the least, magical concert and the performance of an ensemble that, with its special charisma and energy, captivates every audience it performs with. As a recommendation for this concert, it is enough to cite the criticism they received after performing at the Carnegie Hall: “The elegance of classics, the freedom of jazz and the power of rock and roll.”

The concert is held in the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, starting at 20 h and admission is free. The City of Kragujevac contributed significantly to the realization of this project by providing part of the funds for its co-financing. The event was also supported by the Faculty of Philology and Arts, the Music School “Dr. Miloje Milojevic”, Kragujevac Music Centre, Music Youth of Kragujevac, web portal Prvi Prvi na skali and other friends. The LP Duo concert is also supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information, CENU and the Dunav Insurance.

Author and translation: Ljubica Guzvic

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Biography: LP Duo

lp-duo-kvantna-muzika-i-hibridni-klavir-851-before-afterSonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic
“Classical elegance, jazz freedom, rock’n’roll power” Carnegie Hall, New York, 2014

Pianists Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic perform together as LP Duo since 2004. After completing their postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, they finished Master and Konzertexamen studies, at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (Germany). As soloists or members of the piano duo they have won more than 30 awards at international competitions so far. As the only duo in the history of the Balkans, they ranked among the top 8 duos in the world at the largest competition for piano duos Miami Dranoff Two pianos, Florida.

They were awarded the City of Belgrade Award for Young Creativity, as well as the Annual Award of the Association of Music Artists of Serbia (UMUS) for the best young artists. They are the winners of “Bryno Frey Stiftung Landes Academy Ochsenhausen” in Germany for exceptional achievements. The significance of this award is all the more so because it is mostly granted only to German citizens.

So far, they have performed and held several successful concert tours in Serbia, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, San Marino, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA, at festivals around the world. They also held a humanitarian concert for UNICEF in Germany.

Several times they collaborated and performed as soloists with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Symphony Orchestra, BGO “Dusan Skovran”, Orchestra of the National Theater Opera in Belgrade and String Orchestra of Isidora Zebeljan. They have performed more than 50 pieces of domestic and foreign composers of contemporary music. Some of these performances were world premiere and many of these compositions were dedicated to them. So far, they have seven CD releases in Serbia, Croatia, Denmark and the Netherlands.

In 2014, they debuted in the famous Carnegie Hall in New York, and in 2015 they performed in the prestigious Hall of the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC.

Sonja Loncar is an associate professor at the Faculty of Music Arts, and Andrija Pavlovic is an assistant professor at NOVA Academy – European University in Belgrade and Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Scene design department.

Together they are the founders of the first festival dedicated to keyboards- Keyboard Days Belgrade.

In addition to performing activities, LP Duo compose the music for the theatre (Atelje 212, National Theatre in Belgrade, Yugoslav Drama Theatre, BITEF, Little Theatre “Dusko Radovic”, Pinokio, National Theatre Sombor, National Theatre Kikinda), film, TV, dance choreography, popular music, etc.

They are one of the co-authors of the Quantum Music project, which is supported by the European program CreativeEurope. The project partners are: SANU Music Institute, Centre for the Promotion of Science, Oxford University (UK), Danish National School for Performing Arts (Copenhagen, Denmark), and Kino Šiška (Ljubljana, Slovenia). This project, which through the form of an audio-visual concert presents the basic concepts of quantum physics, has had a successful world premiere in Singapore as well as a European tour in the autumn of 2017. LP Duo designed with the electrical engineers Dragan Novkovic and Dark Lazovic a new instrument – a hybrid piano. With this innovation, they were placed in the finals of the “Best Technological Innovation 2017” project.