Cello and Accordion

Duo Petar & Gordana

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PETAR JOVANOVIC, cellist,was born in Sarajevo where he attendedthe High School and then joined Sarajevo University of Law where he made the first steps in his musical education (TkalcecIvan). Belgrade University for Arts awarded him the Graduate Degreein 1966. Being one of the top students he performed in the Concert"Students at the Public Jugement" with the Orchestra playing LaloConcerto in Re. A critic wrote "he has a warm temperament and sonorousfull,soft and well-rounded tone "- Borba/Belgrade. Having finishedinitial studies he started receiving advance tuition in Siena-Italy in the "A"class ofMaestro Andre Navara and then postgraduate studies in Ljubljana. Overforty years of performance as Soloist, Principal or Solo-Cellist inOperetta, Opera, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras where he performedunder many recognized conductors including Zubin Mehta (Wien,International Orchestra Jeunes Musical), Antonio Janigro (BeogradChamber Orchestra), Lovro von Matacic,K.Kondrashin,NeemiJarvi,Dudarova... In adition he is also a great Chamber musician (PianoTrio,Sting Trio,Quintet...) and at the same time a great music teacher (students from three years old to adults). He has also broadcast forRadio Beograd, Novi-Sad and Radio-Television Sarajevo. "PetarJovanovic was notable for his sonorous and warmtone..."-OSLOBODJENJE "- SARAJEVO

Petar was Principal Cellist of NYSAE - New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble - 2004-09,

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GORDANA JOVANOVIC, accordeonist, was born in Zemun where she madethe first step in her musical education. After Graduate Degree (Theoryof Music and Accordion) in High Music School, she studied at BeogradUniversity of Arts-Music in the Department( of Theory of Music) and Graduated.Gordana Jovanovic, as Professor of Accordion and Theory of Music,founded and conducted theAccordion Orchestra in Kraljevo, Pancevo... "weought to say that the results we reached today in the competition aredue to exeptionl educational work of Mrs.Gordana Jovanovic, Conductorand founder of this Orchestra.." "The Union of Music Education in theDemocraty of Bosna and Hercegovina offers to Mrs.Gordana Jovanovicfrom Sarajevo an award for her contribution to the first acquaitancewith Now Works of Yugoslav Music and her offer of 25 New compositionsfor students for Accordion..."- Sarajevo

IN GREECE IN ATHENS Petar (Cello) & Gordana (Accordion) givesthe first time performance like DUO Cello & Accordion in ConcertHall "Hellenic-American Union", PARNASSOS,Ethnic Museum, madeperformances in Athens, Kotroni, Argos, Syphnos, Piraieus..."...Gordana, Accordion,and Petar Jovanovic, Violoncello,magnetizedthe audience..." - Geniki/Athens, All transcription for this Duo were madeby Gordana. "The delightful combination of Cello and Accordion is onethat will delight us all. Both performers have exeptional credentialsin performance and education..." Syracuse. "...Petar and Gordanaperform together - offered compositions from many sources adopted tosuit their unique blend of Cello and Accerdion, their music is movingand sensual a truly unique experience..." New York

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