The magic of LP Duo is magnificently ending year 2017

LP DuoThe fourth concert of the “Convivium Musicum 17/18” season, also the last in 2017, will be held on Wednesday, December 20th, at the Hall of First Kragujevac Gymnasium, starting at 20 h. We will say farewell to the year in a great way, with an always exciting performance by LP Duo.
LP Duo consists of Sonja Lončar and Andrija Pavlović, top young pianists and prominent pedagogues at the academies in Belgrade and Novi Sad. In the period of fourteen years of joint cooperation, these two outstanding artists cost an enviable number of international and national awards and prizes. They performed throughout Serbia and the world, at the most elite international halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York and Kennedy Centre in Washington. They are the creators of the first festival dedicated to keyboards Keyboard Days Belgrade. They composed music for film, theatre and television, and recorded several CD editions.
In addition to the special charisma and magic that fascinate and conquer every audience they have performed to, they are distinguished by the constant and successful movement of the boundaries of music and musical creativity. Their sphere of interest flows out of the classical music and jazz, and masterly floats in the waters of electro-pop music. One can say, that one of their biggest and most significant achievements is the creation of a new instrument, hybrid piano, for the needs of the project “Quantum Music”, whose prude co-authors they are.
To the audience in Kragujevac they will present themselves with a piece of the composer Simeon Ten Holt Canto Ostinato.
The concert is realized with the help of the City of Kragujevac, and the entrance is free.
You can read the biography of LP Duo ensemble below:

Biography: LP Duo


Sonja 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.