The ensemble Convivium Musicum opens the season

Koncertna sezona Convivium Musicum '19 (tamnije dirke)The third edition of the Concert Season begins symbolically. At the opening of the event, on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, the ensemble Convivium Musicum will perform.

The ensemble Convivium Musicum differs from others in the concept and idea. Domestic and foreign artists who did not appear together on the scene ever before are gathering under the name of our season, after only a few days of joint rehearsals and preparations, and premiering perform pieces chosen by our artistic director. The idea of this composition was created at the International Chamber Music Festival Convivium Musicum. The specialty and significance of the ensemble was recognized by audience and by the performers, to whom this concept created more then positive reactions. For this very reason, we decided that with this – with our own ensemble – we start the new Concert season.

For realization of such concert, superb artistic knowledge and professionalism is required at an extremely high level. These attributes certainly belong to the performers who will be the ensemble Convivium Musicum for this occasion. The composition of the trio will be: Joao Paiva – clarinet / Portugal, Filip Tomic – cello / Serbia and Jovana Radovanovic – piano / Serbia. All three can boast of a rich performing careers -as a soloist and in en ensemble, cooperation with renowned world musicians and pedagogues, as well as numerous awards and accolades.

At the opening of the Concert Season, the ensemble Convivium Musicum will perform the following program:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Trio no. 4, B flat Major, Op. 11
  • Astor Piazzolla – Four Seasons

The manifestation was supported by the city of Kragujevac, Faculty of Philology and Art, Music School “Dr Miloje Milojevic”, Music Center Kragujevac, Music Youth Kragujevac and other friends. The concert will be held in the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, starting at 20 h, and the entrance is free. Welcome!

Author and translation: Ljubica Gužvić

Below you can read more about ensemble members:

Biography: Jovana Radovanovic

Jovana foto 2 Jovana Radovanovic was born in Kragujevac in 1985. At hometown of Kragujevac she gained primary and secondary education at the music school “Dr. Miloje Milojevic” in the class of prof. Natalija Tomic. She finished primary and postgraduate studies of the piano at NMAU “P. I. Tchaikovsky ” in Kiev in the class of prof. Yuri Kot. Education in the field of chamber music, she continued with doctoral studies at FMU in Belgrade in the class of prof. Zorica Cetkovic. Jovana is actively building an artistic career both in Serbia and abroad. She has realized over a hundred performances and concerts in Macedonia, Ukraine, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Cyprus, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and all major Serbian concert halls. Her teaching career began in 2008 at the Music school “Dr Miloje Milojevic” in Kragujevac, and has been extended and continued at the Faculty of Philology and Art in Kragujevac since 2010, where she is currently teaching as an associate professor for the artistic field of Piano. So far, her students have achieved over 50 awards, mostly special and first ones, at Serbian and international competitions. She participated several times in the work of the juries at pianist competitions in Serbia. 

Biography: João André Oliveira Paiva

JPCLJoão André Oliveira Paiva was bornon in 1993. He participated in Masterclasses with António Saiote, Victor Pereira, Nuno Silva, Bruno Graça, Iva Barbosa, João Moreira, José Eduardo Gomes, Ricardo Alves, Carlos Alves, Henrique Pérez Piquer, Vincent Alberola, João Pedro Santos, Juan Ferrer, Florent Héau, Henri Bok, Antonio Fraioli, Michel Arrignon, Pascal Moraguès, amongothers. He played as a soloist with the OrquestraClássica de Espinho the piece Première Rhapsodie by Debussy, conducted by Pedro Neves. He won the 1st prize (ex-aequo) of the “IV Concurso paços premium 2010”, the 3rd prize (ex-aequo) in the “IV concurso naciona Terras de La-Sallete” and the 2nd prize in the “lº concursointernacional Terras de La-Sallete”. He won the 1st prize of the “International Clarinet Association – Young Artist Competition 2016” and the 1st prize of the VerãoClássico – Classical Summer 2018. He participated in the edition 70 in the Prague Spring Festival Competition. He is a member of the Orquestra de Clarinetes Príncipe das Astúrias, ARMAB (Associação Recreativa e Musical Amigos da Branca) and cooperates with the BSP (Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa). João Paiva was invited to perform at the opening concert of Clarinet Fest 2017, where soloists such as Eddie Daniels, Stanley Drucker and Michele Zukovsky performed. He studies at the moment at ESMAE with the teacher António Saiote where he is attending the Master’s degree in performance and the Master´s degree in Teaching. 

Biography: Filip Tomić

IMG_0752 Filip Tomic completed elementary and secondary music education in his native Kragujevac. He finished high school in the class of prof. Boza Saramandic, at fifteen, and he moved to Moscow at sixteen, where he spent two years at the Academic Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 2009 he entered cello studies at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of prof. Alexei Seleznyov. Since 2012, he has been a student at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln , where he completed his master studies. At the same time he acquired the Master’s degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Marko Miletic. He finished his doctoral studies at the start of year 2019 at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, in the class of prof. Ksenija Jankovic. During his education, he won more than ten, mostly first prizes in domestic competitions of young players. From the international awards, the first prizes were awarded in the Ars Nova competitions in Trieste in 2009 (as a winner he performed with the Alpe Adria Orchestra) and American Protégé in New York in 2011 (he played at the winner’s concert at Carnegie Hall). As a soloist he performed in Seoul (Korea), Ingolstadt and Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Brno and Prague (Czech Republic), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Kharkov (Ukraine), Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France). He participated in festivals “Days of Music”, “Barski Ljetopis” and “Harmonika fest” (Montenegro), OKTOH (Kragujevac) and “Euro- Med Youth Music Expo Festival” (Cyprus). In December 2012 he performed Rococo variations of P. I. Tchaikovsky with the Ho Chi Minh opera orchestra (Vietnam).