Vladimir Blagojevic will perform at second concert of the season

Concert season “Convivium Musicum 17/18” continues with the attractive and magnetic sound of the accordion. On Wednesday, October 25th, in the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, an outstanding artist and our fellow citizen Vladimir Blagojevic will perform.
Vladimir Blagojevic started musical education in his native Kragujevac, and he has mastered it at the Bern University of the Arts. His rich biography is filled with numerous awards at domestic and international competitions, performances around the world at renowned concert podiums and collaborations with top artists. He has been successfully building a concert career for almost two decades, as a soloist and as member of chamber ensembles with an international reputation. A special place in his artistic work is the promotion of accordion and contemporary music. In addition, he dedicated and prosperous at pedagogic work as a professor at the Faculty of Philology and Art in Kragujevac.

After six years from the last solo performance in front of the audience in Kragujevac, at forthcoming concert Vladimir Blagojevic will perform works of domestic composers and contemporary music creators, some of which are composed just for him. At the concert we will hear three world premieres. The program is:

  • Stevan Kovac Tikmajer – Non -Euclidian cabaret
    • Stubbornly boring prelude I
    • Childish Filibert
    • Stubbornly boring prelude II
    • …and there was a moo-cow…
    • The perverse rabbit and the smart but lazy tortoise
    • Stubbornly boring prelude III moo-cow
    • Parity ostinato
    • …and I praised the dead who already died…
    • Stubbornly boring prelude IV
    • Timeline VI
  • Milica Djordjevic – …würde man denken: Sterne
  • Drasko Adzic – Die Drehorgel
  • Vladimir Trmcic – Arlequinade, solo for accordion, premiere
    • Arlequin
    • Pantomime I
    • Unhealthy moon
    • Pantomime
    • Piero Dendi
  • Dragana Jovanovic – F31.1, premiere
    • F32.9
    • F30.9
  • Matthias Arter – Solo 2007 “Dialog”
  • Ivan Brkljacic – Good Wind, premiere

The concert was supported by the City of Kragujevac and SOKOJ. It starts at 20:00, and the entrance is free.

You can read the detailed biography of Vladimir Blagojevic below:

Biography: Vladimir Blagojevic

Vladimir Blagojevic und Matthias ArterVladimir Blagojevic was born in 1980 in Kragujevac. He finished elementary and secondary music school in his hometown in the classes of Slobodan Stanic and Vojin Vasovic. He graduated in 2004 and received his MA in 2007 at the Art School in Bern (Switzerland) in the class of Teodoro Anzellotti, one of the most prestigious accordion artists in the world.
In addition to numerous first and special awards at domestic competitions, Vladimir Blagojevic is the laureate of a number of international accordion competitions, among which the most significant are: “Premio di Citta di Castelfidardo” in Italy 1995; World Cup in Switzerland 1996; “Grand Prix” in France 1997; “Premio di Citta di Castelfidardo” in Italy in 1997 and 1998; World trophy in Andorra 1997; World Trophy in Italy 1998. He was the finalist of the “Chain” competition for all instruments in Warsaw in 2003. He was awarded by the All-Fellows Foundation from Basel for outstanding solo artistic performance and the development of contemporary music, and in 2004 he became a scholarship holder of Friedl-Wald foundation from Zurich.
Pedagogical activity is reflected through jury membership in several important international accordion competitions. Also, since 2004, he is a permanent member of the jury of international composers’ pre-art competition in Zurich. He has held several seminars and lectures in the country and abroad both on the topic of accordion, as well as in the field of contemporary musical creativity and the role of interpreters in it. Vladimir Blagojevic has been a docent at the Faculty of Philology and Art of the University of Kragujevac since the calendar year 2014. His students are achieving significant successes at domestic and international competitions.
For the past fifteen years Vladimir Blagojevic has been active at the concert podium as a soloist and chamber musician in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Argentina, Austria, Spain, Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia … He has performed in leading world concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Frankfurt Opera, the Zurich Opera, the Coloseum Theatre in Buenos Aires, the KKL in Lucerne, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Munich Opera, etc. He collaborated with many famous instrumentalists such as Petru Luga, Rachel Colly, Tomas Demeng, Matthias Arter, Ernesto Molinari, Teodoro Anzellotti, Alexander Gabrys, Stefan Hussong, Borislav Čičovački, Saša Mirković and conductors such as Stefan Asbury, Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher, Franck Ollu, KH Gruber, Sylvain Cambreling …
Concerts with orchestras are particularly distinguished: with the Symphony Orchestra of RTV Bayern in Munich and Berlin, with the Symphony Orchestra of RTV Baden-Virtenberg in Freiburg, Stuttgart, Brussels and Berlin, with the Symphony Orchestra of RTV Hessen in Paris and Frankfurt, with Ansam6le Studio 6 in Radio Belgrade with direct broadcast at the RTS Digital channel … Solo performances have taken him to many important world scenes – from the prestigious festival in Lucerne to the National Theatre Colon in Buenos Aires …
For many years, Vladimir Blagojevic has been an associate or permanent member of several chamber ensembles with a great international reputation. At first instance is “EnsembleModern” from Frankfurt with which he has been continuously performing for ten years in cities such as Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London … As an associate member he was a part of the Paul Klee ensemble from Berne with whom he performed in Geneva, Buenos Aires, Zurich, Bern and Budapest. Since 2004 he has been a permanent member of the pre-art ensemble from Zurich. With them he had more than 40 appearances in the cities of Switzerland, France, Germany, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. He is one of the co-founders of the “Studio 6” collective in 2012, an ensemble comprised of prominent artists from all over Serbia, whose activity focuses on the performance of contemporary art music.
So far, Vladimir Blagojevic has recorded over 20 compositions in various studio projects.
He is particularly interested in working together with many well-known composers such as Matthias Pintscher, Pierre Boulez, Matthias Arter, Miroslav Srnka, Wolfgang Rihm, Richard Berret, Oscar Bianchi, with whom he collaborated on creating new works for accordion or accordion in the ensemble. In this way, Vladimir Blagojevic has been continuously advocating for the development of this instrument and towards its integration into world of orchestral and chamber music. In this way he premiered about seventy new compositions as soloists and within the mentioned chamber ensembles.