The Belgrade trio will perform on the third evening of the Festival

The third evening of the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum, which will be held on Wednesday, 22nd September, will mark the performance of the Belgrade Trio (Serbia).

The Belgrade trio are Dušan Panajotović (violin), Ivan Jarić (cello) and Igor Dražević (piano). Ensemble was founded in 2015 with the desire to preserve the memory of the eponymous trio founded back in 1964. These young and promising artists were awarded at many festivals, and they are also engaged as associates in performing works by students of composition, with which they strive to popularize contemporary Serbian music.

The Belgrade trio will perform:
• Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Op. 50

As every year, the City of Kragujevac significantly contributed to the realization of this event by providing part of the funds for its financing. The festival is held with the support of the Faculty of Philology and Arts, the Music School “Dr Miloje Milojevic”, the Music Centre Kragujevac, the Music Youth of Kragujevac, the Student Cultural Centre and other friends of the Festival.

Undoubtedly, we are looking forward to the performance of the Belgrade Trio, which we assume will enchant everyone present in the audience, and we believe that this concert will be talked about for a long time. The concert will be held in the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, starting at 20 h. Admission is free.

Author: Maja Radivojević Slavković
Translation: Ljubica Gužvić

Below you can find bios of the artists from the ensemble:

Biography: The Belgrade trio

thumbnail_trio kolaz-1The Belgrade trio was formed in 2015. The soloists gathered in this young, but already highly esteemed ensemble are well-known performers who place a special emphasis on performing contemporary Serbian music. They are present at festivals such as the International Tribune of Composers, KoMA (Concerts of Young Authors), “Rossi Fest”, “ReConstruction”, in projects (Rostrum +) and are permanent collaborators in performing student exam works in the subject of Composition. As part of the Rostrum + project, members of this ensemble performed in 2018 in the elite concert hall of the Palace of Fine Arts Bozar in Brussels (Belgium), where they played works by Serbian composers. The concert seasons of the Belgrade Trio (2018/2019, 2019/2020) was supported and financed by Sokoj – Organization of Music Authors of Serbia. The concert series called Chamber Music by Ivan Jevtić in 2019 was financed and supported by the Republic of Serbia – the Ministry of Culture and Information. They participated in a concert series called Music of Academic Composers – A Journey through Serbia, organized by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2020. The Belgrade trio is the winner of the first prize at the competition of contemporary music “Reconstruction 2” (Belgrade, 2019) in the category of chamber music.

Igor Dražević (1989) completed his undergraduate, master’s and doctoral studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He defended his doctoral art project in the class of Professor Aleksandar Šandorov at the Department of Piano in 2021. During his schooling, he studied with prominent piano professors: Svetlana Bogino, Vladimir Ugarkov, Natalija Trul and Siavush Gadzijev, Aleksandar Serdar, Dubravka Jovicic, Nevena Popovic, Jokut Mihajlovic, Arbo Valdme, Aleksandra Romanic. He has performed all over the Serbia and abroad (Italy, Belgium, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia). As a soloist and chamber musician, he works on promoting and preserving the musical creativity of domestic authors throughout Serbia, as well as outside our country. He is currently working as an artistic associate/accompanist at the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac and at the Music School “Marko Tajčević” in Lazarevac.

Dušan Panajotović (1992) is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of prof. Gordana Matijević Nedeljković, at the Department of String Instruments, where he is also hired as an assistant. From the very beginning, his professional path was followed by numerous national and international awards, such as the award for the best young artist awarded by the Association of Music Artists of Serbia (UMUS) and a special award at the International Competition “Ohrid Pearls” in Macedonia in the form of schoolarship for further schooling in San Francisco (USA). He was awarded the first prize at the International Competition “Burgos International Music Festival” in Spain, the first prize at the Republic Competition in Belgrade, and he is also the winner of awards from the funds Miodrag Macic-Miso, Meri Zezelj-Mayer and Merima Dragutinovic. As a soloist, he distinguished himself at national and foreign music festivals, such as the famous Niš Music Festival (NIMUS), Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS), “Nei Suoni Dei Luoghi” in Italy. He actively performs as a soloist and a member of chamber music groups.

Ivan Jarić (1993) completed his basic and master studies of cello in the class of prof. Dragan Djordjevic, and specialist and doctoral studies in the class of prof. Srdjan Sretenovic at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He has won numerous awards at domestic and international competitions, as well as numerous scholarships, including scholarship from the city of Belgrade, as well as scholarship from the Dositej Fund for Young Talents for the best final year students of basic and master studies in Serbia for 2014 and 2015. He performed as a soloist in the most prestigious concert halls in Belgrade, as well as in concert venues throughout Serbia. His playing was recorded on a CD released by the Music School “Mokranjac” (Belgrade). As a soloist and as a chamber musician, he works on promoting and preserving the musical creativity of domestic authors throughout Serbia and abroad.