Head of the Department

Branko Penčić, MMus

Full professor of Piano


Head of the Department Council

Marija Đukić MMus

Full professor of Piano

E-mail: marijadjukic@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Marija Đukić graduated and holds a Master degree (MSc) at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she studied with professor Srdjan Grbić. She took master courses in Tours, France with professor Alexey Nasedkin and in Sion, Switzerland, with professor Bernhardt Ebert. She spent two years specializing in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at the State Conservatory Rimsky-Korsakov, with professor Ekaterina Murina.
She is a full time professor at the Piano department at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
Marija performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in Belgrade, across Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Turkey. Her repertoire mainly features classical and romantic pieces. She is particularly fond of works of Frederic Chopin. She performed one of the most significant and successful Chopin concerts at the Kolarac concert hall in 2010, celebrating 200th anniversary of composer's birth.
She performed in various chamber ensembles, in duets with singers, flautists, violinists, and in trios Amorosso and Classica Aeterna. She played at the Composers Forum and the International Harp Festival. She also did recordings for Radio Beograd. As a soloist, she collaborated with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Symphonic Orchestra, Army Orchestra and Belgrade String Orchestra “Dušan Skovran”.

Ninoslav Živković MMus

Full professor of Piano

Phone: +381 63 83 82 977
E-mail: zivkovicninoslav@gmail.com

Ninoslav Živković was born in Sarajevo in 1954. He began playing piano when he was twelve. He completed his secondary music education at the Music School "Kornelije Stankovic” (Belgrade) in the class of professor Dragoljub Melikjan. He graduated at the Novi Sad Academy of Arts, in the class of professor Evgeny Timakin. He completed his post-graduate studies at the Belgrade Faculty of Music Art in the class of professor Andreja Preger and studied also with Leonid Brumberg, prominent follower of the Neuhaus piano school. Ninoslav Živković is the laureate of the Yugoslav Music Artists Competition (Zagreb, 1979). He held solo and chamber performances in Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, Subotica, Sombor, Kragujevac, Negotin, Nis, Belgrade, Kotor, Osijek, Zagreb, and Sarajevo. He played with Novi Sad Chamber Orchestra, Zagreb and Niš Philharmonic Orchestras, Yugoslav Army Orchestra, Belgrade Radio Orchestra and New Novi Sad Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded for radio and television programs of Sarajevo, Novi Sad, Niš and Belgrade. He performed in Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Poland, Norway and Japan. He held master classes in Serbia (Belgrade, Zemun, Novi Sad and Subotica), Montenegro (Podgorica and Kotor) and Greece (Poros). He was a jury member at national and international competitions in Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad and Šabac), Montenegro (Cetinje), Italy (Rome and Abano Terme), Greece (Poros) and Norway (Tromso). His students won over a hundred awards in international competitions in Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Austria, Belgium, France, Denmark, Norway and the United States. He was awarded the UMBPS prize (for educational results), and the prize "Matusja Blum" for outstanding teaching and educating generations of pianists. He also worked at the Novi Sad Academy of Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Currently a professor of piano at the Belgrade Faculty of Music Аrt, he teaches Piano and Piano Methodics to students of specialist studies.

Dubravka Jovičić DMA

Full professor of Piano


1972, Belgrade, High Music School Mokranjac, Piano;
1974, Belgrade, First Belgrade Gimnasium, Diploma Vuk Karadzic;
1976, Belgrade, Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Bachelor, Piano;
1978, Belgrade, Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Master, Piano;
1991, Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, PhD in Literature

1975, Salzburg, Austria, Mozarteum Summer Academy, class Renzo Silvestri;
1976 – 1978, Paris, France, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique, class Pierre Sancan (scholarship of the French Government);
1980, London, Great Britain, class Kendall Taylor (Scholarship of The British Council);

1978, Bratislava, Slovakia, IX Interpodium International Festival, Diploma and Plaque;
1979, Paris, France, International Piano Festival, Festival Prize;
1980, Bordeaux, France, Festival International des Jeunes Solistes, I Prize and the Gold Medal;
1981, Zagreb, Croatia, XV Yugoslav Music Artists Competition, I Prize

2014, Belgrade, University of Arts, Great Plaque with Charter;
1999, Belgrade, Jeunesses Musicale, Acknowledgment
1997, Belgrade, University of Arts, Silver Medallion;

Artistic activity
Over 600 concerts,
Cooperation with 15 orchestra and 28 conductors,
Concert tours in 13 European countries,
Participation at 54 festivals,
Recorded and released 8 CDs and 2 LPs

Pedagogical activity
82 students have already finished their studies at all study levels;
Member and/or the president of the Piano Competitions Jeunesses Musicales (Belgrade), Petar Konjovic (Belgrade), Competitions in Sabac, Novi Sad, Novi Pazar, Nis, Bitola (Macedonia),
2009, Founded the Slobomir International Music Competition (SIMC), Bijeljina (Republic Srpska)

Social activity (the most important)
2009 – 2015, Dean of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade;
2011 – 2015, Manager of the Tempus project entitled Introducing Interdisciplinarity in Music Studies in Western Balkans in line with European Perspective;
1992 – 1996, President of the Council of the Faculty of Music;
1996 -1998, Head of the Piano Department, Faculty of Music

Aleksandar Serdar

Full professor of Piano


Lidija Stanković MMus

Full professor of Piano


Lidija Stanković received her BA degree in piano at the Music academy in Ljubljana and her master degree at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. She is the winner of numerous national and international awards (two October Awards, Emil Hajek Award, Presern Award) and also winner of international competitions in Senigalia and Stresa. She performed numerous recitals and played with the Belgrade, Zagreb and Slovenian Philharmonic, the Symphony orchestra of RTV Ljubljana, the Dubrovnik Festival Orchestra, the Orchestra of Brussels Television, the Chamber Orchestra of Novi Sad, The Belgrade String Orchestra Dusan Skovran, the Sting Orchestra St. George, and others, in Serbia and abroad (Italy, Belgium, Austria, France, Holland, Poland, Germany, Great Britain). The major part of her repertoire was recorded for radio and TV studios of the abovementioned countries. Her fertile artistic career has been fully realized in wide range of performances with outstanding European and Serbian artists, such as David Porcelijn, Ronald Zollmann, Wolfgang Redik, V. Šturc, P. Visanen, Aleksandar Madžar, Aneta Ilić, Bojan Suđić, and many others. Stanković’s enthusiasm, openness and inquisitiveness in performing European and Serbian contemporary music has made her one of the most influentialinterpreters of contemporary pianistic literature.

Bearing in mind the scope of her artistic career, that fact that Lidija Stanković is even to the greater extent accomplished as a piano teacher. During thirty years she patiently, diligently, unobtrusively is building up the image of the most loved and most required teaching class of the Piano department. For years the best ranked candidates from the entrance exam “wait in a line” for entering her class. She has earned this reputation with her charismatic artistic-pedagogic personality, psychological astuteness, vast knowledge, continual need for searching and discovering, constant care for each and every aspect of the development of young talents’ complex personalities. All Lidija Stanković’s students play with intelligence, delicacy, stylistically precise, constantly advancing forward in remarkably huge steps.

Influence, respect and charisma of Lidija Stanković are best reflected in last year’s University of Arts jubilee-Grand Plaque for great achievements in arts and artistic education.

Tijana Humo-Rajevac MMus

Full professor of Piano


Tijana Humo-Rajevac was born in Sarajevo in 1954. She graduated in 1975 and obtained a Master's degree in 1979 at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (University Arts, Belgrade) in Mirjana Vukdragović's class. Prior to enrolling to the Faculty in 1971, she studied piano with Božena Griner (direct student of Heinrich Neuhaus), and as a part of her postgraduate studies at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome with Vincenco Vitale (direct student of Alfred Cortot).

From 1976 to 1984 Tijana worked at Music schools "Marinković" and "Binički", and in 1984, she was admitted as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Music (formerly Music Academy) in Belgrade. In 2009 she was elected as a full professor.

As a student, Tijana participated in many competitions and won multiple awards and diplomas. Since graduating, she held numerous solo recitals and concerts with orchestra in Belgrade (KNU Great Hall, Gallery KNU, Philharmonic Hall, JNA Hall, SANU, SKC, Fresco Gallery, National Museum Atrium, Cultural Centre Gallery, etc.), Dubrovnik (Atrium of the Rector's Palace), Sarajevo (Army Hall), Mostar (National Theatre), Subotica (Town Hall), Zagreb (CMI) and Florida USA (Florida Atlantic University) amongst others. Some of the pieces performed include: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto in C minor and "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition", Schumann’s "Scenes from Childhood", Carnival Op. 9 and "Symphonic Studies", Chopin’s Sonata in B minor, Ballade in F minor, Scherzo in C sharp minor, and a selection of studies, waltzes and nocturnes, Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109, Mozart’s Sonata in C minor, Clementi’s Sonata in C major, Galuppi’s Sonata in C major, Franck’s "Prelude, choral and fugue", Tchaikovsky’s "The Seasons", Schubert’s Empromptus (a selection), Ravel's "Sonatine" and "Jeux d'eau", works by V. Milanković, V. Vučković and more.
Majority of her students graduated and earned master's degrees. Many of them performed solo or with orchestra and participated in various competitions.

Aleksandar Šandorov MMus

Full professor of Piano


Dejan Sinadinović MMus

Full professor of Piano

E-mail: sinadin@gmail.com

Dejan Sinadinović is a pianist, professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Art in Belgrade, president of European Piano Teachers Association in Serbia, recognized internationally as one of Serbia’s most versatile and imaginative musicians and among today’s most engaging pianists in his country. He studied with Arbo Valdma at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade and Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He is in demand for a wide variety of chamber music alliances, as well as appearing on major international concert platforms in recitals (more than one hundred in last ten years, throughout Europe - in Italy, France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Montenegro, Greece, Northern Cyprus, Denmark, Russia, Romania). He enjoys collaboration with many orchestras (W. Lutosławski Philharmonic, Wroclav, Rzesow Philharmonic, Poland, Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra - Romania, Belgrade Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, to name a few) and is a great partner of many distinguished chamber musicians (Artis Quartet and Minetti Quartet from Viena, Meridies Quartet from Italy…). He published three CD’s for Spanish label KNS Classical. Dejan Sinadinović has been the artistic vision behind several festivals and concert series that he founded. ‘Piano Chamber Festival’ in 2005 (Belgrade), Emil Hayek Festival (Belgrade), and all six editions of the Spring Piano Feast (Belgrade) established his reputation as an astute programmer.

Maja Rajković DMA

Full professor of Piano


Маја Рајковић је рођена у Београду.Основно и средње музичко образовање стекла је у класи Радмиле Живковић и Мирославе-Лили Петровић. Дипломирала је на Академији уметности у Новом Саду у класи Константина Богиноа. Завршила је “Школу за високо музичко усавршавње“ у Портогруару (Италија) , где се усавршвавла у области клавира и камерне музике. Магистрирала је у класи Душана Трбојевића на Факултету музичке уметности у Београду, где је и запослена као доцент на катедри за клавир. Од 1998.-2009. председник је Музичке омладине Београда, а од 2001. потпредседник МЦНМ (Mediterranean Collaboration of New Musicians). Докторирала на теми ``Полифони начин музичког мишљења`` на Факултету музичке уметности у Београду , 2014. Године, , ментор др Љиљана Вукеља.

Први клавирски реситал одржала је у својој четрнаестој години, а током школовања освојила је низ значајних награда за клавир и камерну музику. Добитинк је Треће награде на Интернационалном пијанистичком конкурсу “Carlo Soliva” у Италији 1984. године. Финалиста је конкурса “Рахмањинов '93”. На 24. Међународном такмичењу Музичке омладине освојила је трећу награду жирија и специјалну награду публике. Добитник је Сребрне медаље Универзитета уметности у Београду за изузетно уметничко достигнуће на концертном подијуму и награде Извођач године , за 2013.годину коју додељује ревија Музика класика.

Наступала је са Београдском филхармонијом, Симфонијским оркестром РТС-а, Гудачима Светог Ђорђа, гудачким оркестром “Душан Сковран”, Симфонијским оркестром РТЦГ… Учествовала је на фестивалима “Дани музике“ у Херцег Новом, “Моћ клавира”, БЕМУС-у, Сплитском љету, Подгоричком љету, Херцег-фесту, Мокрањчевим данима у Неготину, конгресима ЕПТА-е, Меморијалу “Емил Хајек“, Међународној трибини композитора, Међународном фестивалу камерне музике у Портогруару, Међународном фестивалу жена музичара у Атини, Загребачком бијеналу... Концертирала је као солиста и камерни музичар у многим градовима наше земље, али и у Италији , Енглеској ,Немачкој,Француској, САД, Грчкој , Мађарској,Португалу, Хрватској, Албанији, Луксембургу ...

Aleksandra Pavlović MMus

Associate professor of Piano

Phone: +381 60 07 17 170
E-mail: sashapavlovich@beograd.com

Aleksandra Pavlović graduated in 1986 and finished her postgraduate studies (Master of Arts) in 1992 at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of prof. Darinka Mihailović. She finished academic specialization in 1990 and master’s degree in 1992 at the Conservatory “P.I.Tchaikovsky” in Moscow in the class of prof. E.Mogilevsky (student of prof. Neigauz). She also attended master classes with professors G. Agosti, E. Timakin, E. Virsaladze and L. Naumov. Aleksandra Pavlović received the award “E. Hayek”, for the most promising pianist and “O. Mihailović” for the most talented student; she also won First prize at the National competition for students in Skopje (1985), as well as certificate for participation in the final of “Yugoslav Young Artist Competition” in Zagreb (1987).

Since 1984 she is a member of the Music Artist Society of Serbia (UMUS) in status of an independent artist. Aleksandra Pavlović held recitals throughout the former Yugoslavia and in abroad (Rome, Trieste, Moscow). She performed with Orchestra of the Faculty of Music, Radio Television of Serbia, Belgrade and Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (collaborating with conductors B. Sudjić, S. Šepić, A. Šurev, D. Nemet); particularly is notable her performance of Sergei Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto on the Memorial “E. Hajek” in 1993. Aleksandra Pavlović recorded her LP disc for PGP RTS with works of Chopin, Scriabin and Prokofiev in 1991 and double CD (J.S.Bach: WTC I) in 2002. She is the laureate of the October Award of City of Belgrade in 1992.

Secretary of the Department

Nataša Mitrović MMus

Associate professor of Piano


Наташа Митровић рођена је у Београду. Дипломирала је и магистрирала на ФМУ у Београду у класи проф.Мирјане Шуице-Бабић. Усавршавала се код реномираних клавирских педагога у Немачкој, Аустрији, Чешкој, Македонији и Сједињеним Америчким Државама.

Као једини уметник са простора Србије добитница је Фулбрајт стипендије за 2004/05.годину и ту сезону проводи на усавршавању на више Универзитета у Америци: Џулијард у Њујорку, Де пол Универзитет у Чикагу, Универзитет у Мичигену. Током боравка у САД-у завршила је и у пракси остварила пројекат под називом-''МУЗИКА БЕЗ ГРАНИЦА-Сличности и разлике између Европске и Америчке пијанистичке школе''. То је такође тема њених честих гостовања у Америци.

Kao солиста наступала је 15 пута са свим нашим Симфонијским оркестрима : Београдском Филхармонијом, Симфонијским оркестром РТС-а, ,Симфонијским оркестром ''Станислав Бинички'', Симфонијским оркестром ФМУ, камерним оркестром ''Корнелије''. Такође је наступала са Симфонијским оркестром Франкфурта и Монтабаура (Немачка), као и са Бугарском Филхармонијом (Видин, Бугарска).

Добитница је значајних уметничких признања: - Октобарска награда Скупштине града Београда,
- Награда ФМУ за најперспективнијег пијанисту,
- Награда ФМУ за најбољи дипломски испит,
- Награда ФМУ за најбоље изведену сонату,
- Захвалница ФМУ за изузетан уметнички и педагошки допринос Факултету.

Добитница је 8 награда на домаћим такмичењима ученика и студената, као и 6 награда на међународним такмичењима као солиста и члан различитих камерних састава.

Одржала је преко 50 солистичких реситала и реситала камерне музике широм земље и у иностранству (Сједињене Америчке Државе, Кина, Кувајт, Француска, Немачка, Чешка, Италија, Бугарска, Шведска,Македонија,Јапан).Често је ангажована као члан жирија на међународним такмичењима и фестивалима.
Била је један од представника Факултета Музичке Уметности на Фестивалу „Nei Suoni Dei Luonghi“ (Италија), где је одржала солистички концерт 2010. године. Одржала је концерт на Фестивалу савремене музике у Скопљу (Македонија) 2012. године.У јулу 2013. године била је председник жирија на међународном такмичењу „Јозеф Сук“ у Прагу (Чешка) где је наступала и у Мартин холу. Ангажована је као члан музичког удружења „Poetica Musica” са којима сваке године наступа у сали Old Westbury Gardens у Њујорку (САД) а такође је имала концерт и у Кенеди центру у Вашингтону(САД).

Остварила је трајне снимке за архив Радио Београда.
Од 1999.год.са оснивањем Југословенског огранка Европске музичке организације ''МЛАДА ЕПТА''постаје њен активни члан.Учествовала је као организатор и извођач више музичких пројеката.
Била је представник Србије на Конференцији Фулбрајтових стипендиста у Пекингу( Кина) у октобру 2008.године, где је одржала солистички концерт и предавање.
Ради као ванредни професор на Клавирској катедри на ФМУ у Београду.

Vladimir Cvijić DMA

Associate professor of Piano


Vladimir Cvijić is an associate professor in the Piano Department, Faculty of Music Arts, University of Arts Belgrade. He received his D.A. (Doctor in Arts) in 2012 from the Faculty of Music Arts, University of Arts Belgrade.

Vladimir is a laureate of a number of national and international competitions, including the “Grand Prix Claude Kahn” prize on the international competition “Claude Kahn” in Paris (1996). He also received award from “Emil Hajek” fund within Faculty of Music Arts, and October Award of the City of Belgrade.

Vladimir participated in major festivals in the country and region such as BEMUS, NIMUS, “Days of Culture” in Vrnjacka banja, “Vladimir Milosevic” festival in Banja Luka, “City Theatre” in Budva, “Skopje Summer” festival, and “Ohrid Summer” festival. He appeared as soloist with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Symphony Orchestra, Nis Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra "Dušan Skovran“, Serbian Chamber Orchestra, St. George Strings, a chamber quartet "Bacchus" from Salzburg, and collaborated with conductors such as Darinka Matić Marović, Bojan Sudjic, Angel Šurev, Yuri Aliev, Jordan Dafov, Vinsen Montey, Anatoly Novitzki. Vladimir also made a number of recordings for RTS, and two CDs with minimalistic music composed by Vladimir Tošić.

From 1999 to 2002, Vladimir Cvijić was a president of "Young EPTA”, Yugoslavian branch of the European Piano Teachers Association. He participated in a number of national music projects (the most important Anthology of Serbian piano music in 2000). Vladimir was one of the cofounders, and president (2002 until today) of the “Association of Pianists Serbia”. The Association organized several noticeable projects, including "Rachmaninoff 2003" and “Saint-Saens 2005”. From 2010 to 2013 he was a member of the Supervisory Board, and from 2013 to 2015 chairmen of the Steering Committee of Jugokoncert, former cultural institution of Belgrade.

Dejan Stošić MMus

Associate professor of Piano


Miloš Mihajlović MMus

Associate professor of Piano

E-mail: mm@milosmihajlovic.com

Miloš Mihajlović is a 1999 graduate of the [University of the Arts] Faculty of Music in Belgrade, and in 2005 completed his postgraduate studies there with the highest distinction. His primary teacher was the eminent Serbian pianist Professor Nevena Popović. Additionally, he has studied with many famous pianists among whom are Sergei Dorensky, Alexander Shtarkman and Michel Dalberto. During his studies, he was selected for two important awards: the Emil Hajek Award for the most talented young pianist, and another from the Olga Mihailović Fund as the most promising young pianist.

Miloš Mihajlović has won top (first) prizes at a vast number of international piano competitions. As a recitalist and soloist with orchestra, Miloš Mihajlović has performed in the major concert halls of Russia (Mariinsky theater, Tchaikovsky great hall), Serbia (Great Hall of the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment in Belgrade, Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, etc.), and also in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Italy, Spain, Greece, Poland, Australia. He has participated in programs of several international music festivals, such as: Yuri Bashmet's festivals (Russia), "BEMUS" (Serbia), NIMUS (Serbia) and the International Contemporary Music Festival in Belgrade. In 2005, he received an award from the Stanojlo Rajičić Fund for the best recital given that concert season. He has collaborated with many eminent musicians, including Yuri Bashmet, Uroš Lajovic, Mladen Jagušt, Carlos Alvarado, Angel Šurev, Dejan Savić, Darinka Matić Marović, Anatolij Novicki. He has also been broadcast on both radio and television.

In June 2001, Miloš Mihajlović began teaching at the Faculty of Music. Since November 2005, he was appointed as a Assistant Professor. In April, 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He has also taught at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Vladimir Milošević MMus

Associate professor of Piano


One of the most prominent Serbian pianists of his generation, Vladimir Milošević started to play piano in his native town Leskovac under Prof. Mila Veljković. He graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Prof. Nevena Popović and finished postgraduate studies in the same class. Specialist studies in Italy followed at the renowned academy Incontri col Maestro in Imola with Lazar Berman and Michel Dalberto. Vladimir has been proclaimed the Rising Artist by the New York Concert Artists & Associates and he featured with NYCA Symphony Orchestra in 2014 at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.

He performed in Paris, London, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Milan, Rome, Perugia, Venezia, Rennes, Nice, Lyon etc. As a winner of the competition Concerti in Villa in Vicenza, Italy, he got his debut concert at the prestigious Carnegie Recital Hall in New York in 2005, and was subsequently featured within the concert cycle Velikani muzičke scene – Rising Stars of the Kolarac Hall in Belgrade.

He toured South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban, Port Elisabeth, Brazil: Porto Alegre, Pelotas, Sao Jose dos Campos and Morocco Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh and Australia, performing recitals and giving masterclasses in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Very active as a chamber musician, he performs regularly with Serbian cellist Dragan Djordjević (Zagreb, Sankt Petersburg Belgrade, Kotor) but also with musicians Janos Balint, David Castro-Balbi, Eric Crambes, Stefan Milenkovich. He performed as one of soloists in Mozart’s Concerto for three pianos together with Michel Dalberto and Jean-Bernard Pommier and the Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne. Vladimir won many important prizes at competitions in France, Poland, USA, Australia, Italy. Recorded many times for TV stations in Japan, Brazil, Canada, Poland.
Vladimir Milošević teaches at the Piano department of Faculty of music in Belgrade as an Associate Professor

Jelica Gligorijević MMus

Associate professor of Piano as a subsidiary subject

Phone: +381 63 29 22 80
E-mail: jelica.gligorijevic@gmail.com

Jelica Gligorijević was born in Belgrade where she completed her bachelor and master studies at the Faculty of Music – Piano department, and continued her education in Moscow and Kiev at the State Conservatory «Tchaikovsky» where she studied under Snegirov and Lerman. During this period she was awarded four first prizes at republic and state competitions.
Her, decade spanning, concert activity includes solo performances, concerts with chamber ensembles throughout former Yugoslavia, Moscow, Lavov, Kiev, Kharkov, Minsk, Dnepropetrovsk and recordings for Belgrade and Kiev radio and TV stations. She is an UMUS member from 2002.

Her vast repertoire includes capital works of piano literature and reflects an affinity for 19th and 20th century Russian composers (Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and other). More recently she presents her solo performance repertoire as themed concerts: «Sonata Evening», «Russian 20th century music», «Mediterranean note», «Mozart – from child to adulthood (6 concerts), holding them at major concert venues in Belgrade and throughout Serbia.

These themed concerts also included premiere performances of Serbian contemporary music, in integral versions: “Bells op. 5” by Trajković, “Byzantine mosaic, 9 images of Christmas” and “Night above Studenica, mosaic for Jelica” by Milana Milić, Mozart’s Requiem, arrangement by Czerny for piano four hands, performed with Natalija Mladenović (January 2016); as well as the performance of many works of our prominent composers, such as Žebeljan, Vujić, and Jeftić.

During three decades Jelica Gligorijević has presented a broad spectrum of piano literature repertoire to an appreciative audience. She marked her 30th artistic anniversary with a series of solo performances, along with a superb final concert at the Kolarac Foundation Grand concert hall (December 2013).

Jelica Gligorijević is also active as piano teacher. Upon completion of her studies she taught at the international music school “Music and Movement”, Moscow, music school “Mokranjac” in Belgrade and from 2003 as an associate professor at the Piano Department of Faculty of Music in Belgrade University of Arts.

Nenad Radić DMA

Associate professor of Piano

Phone: +381 63 88 10 882
E-mail: nenadradic@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Nenad Radić (1968) graduated and finished postgraduate studies (prof. Z. Dimitrijević-Stošić) and doctoral studies (mentor prof. N. Živković) at the University of Arts in Belgrade. He also worked with professors A. Nasedkin, E. Tatulian and V. Piasetsky. He won the Third prize at First international competition Dunav-Donau-Danube - Novi Sad 1992. He gave 40 recitals in the most important concert halls of Serbia. Four of them were in the Great Kolarac concert hall, broadcasted several times and permanently preserved in Radio Belgrade archives. He performed the Fifth Concerto by Beethoven and the First Concerto by Brahms with Symphonic orchestra Stanislav Binički as well. Recitals abroad include Peterborough Music Festival - England, Tri-cities Opera Center, Binghamton – USA. Nenad and Maja Radić, piano&organ duo, concert tour incorporated concerts in Binghamton and East Hampton – NY, Toronto, Indianapolis, Dallas, and Los Angeles (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels with 4000 seats and one of the largest organ in the world).

Nenad gave many Piano-lectures: Kolarac – Belgrade, Memorial Isidor Bajić, YALE SMN and 6. World Piano Conference – Novi Sad, Mokranjac days Festival – Negotin etc. He recorded a unique cycle of eight original shows and 12 hours program - Towards the ideal of tone statement broadcasted on Radio Belgrade. His discography comprises of: Poetics of Beethoven's Sonata op.111 - Serbian National Radio&Television Records, and Surpassing the limits of piano sound – University of Arts. He made numerous recordings and live performances for national and foreign Radio and TV networks. He is a piano professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade www.nenadradic.in.rs

Among his continuing humanitarian activities and concerts, the most important is the restoration of the Mother's home at Zvečanska Street in Belgrade. Thanks to Fund B92, Faculty of Music and Music Center of Kolarac endowments, thanks to incredible energy and humanity of many donors and contractors, Mother's home was completely renovated in a record time www.materinskidom-obnova.nenadradic.in.rs

Ljiljana Vukelja DMA

Associate professor of Piano

Phone: +381 60 33 21 166
E-mail: ljiljanavukelja@gmail.com

Ljiljana Vukelja, born 1976 in Belgrade, received her first piano lessons from her mother in the age of 4. She earned her Bachelor's (1996) and Master's (1999) diplomas under Professor Nevena Popović on the Faculty of Music Art Belgrade (Serbia). She furthered her education on the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (1998-2000, Germany) with the renowned French pianist Michel Beroff. In March 2002, she has met the Suisse conductor and pianist Jean-Francois Antonioli, on her solo performance with the orchestra he has been leading for 10 years (Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra, Romania), and she has continued to work with that musician ever since. In 2007, she entered PhD studies in the performing arts at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, which she finished in 2010, defending her thesis on the topic of music in Paris, in early XX century, by Ravel, Dutilleux and Enescu, under supervision of Professor Dejan Sinadinović.

She widened her performing experience through many master classes with famous musicians like D. Bashkirov, A. Starkman, Michel D'Alberto and Jean-Claude Pennetier.
Ljiljana Vukelja is the second and special prize winner at the International Competition in Nauen, Germany (2006), and the third prize winner at the International competition in Gaillard, France (2004). She also received many awards on the youth competitions in Serbia, as well in Rome, Tortona and Riviera del Connero (Italy).
She played in many recitals, chamber music concerts and collaborated as a soloist, with many different orchestras and conductors such as: Jean-Francois Antonioli, Jordan Dafov, Anatolij Novicki, Vincent Monteil, David Porcelijn...

Her performances brought her throughout Serbia and Balkan region, Romania, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Ireland and USA. She appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on the music festivals: «BEMUS» (Serbia), «Timisoara Musicala» (Romania), «Haväellendische Festspiele» (Germany)...
She holds the position of Associate Professor at the Piano Department of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade.

Miloš Pavlović MMus

Associate professor of Piano as a subsidiary subject


Miloš Pavlović, Serbian pianist of very diverse artistic interests, is clearly positioned on the art scene in the region, but also throughout Europe. He performs with the same enthusiasm as a soloist and a chamber musician. He has achieved a remarkable concert activity, performing in some of the most important concert halls throughout the region, as well as in the UK, Norway, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Italy, Greece, Malta, and other.
Miloš Pavlović was a frequent guest of international conferences piano teachers Manchester, Tallinn, Dusseldorf, Oslo and others in which he has performed at recitals and concert lectures, and acted as a member of the jury of international piano competitions.

He graduated piano at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of Igor Lazko (former student of James Zak), and obtained a master's degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of Vladimir Ogarkov (a former student of Emil Gilels). The period from 1994 to 1997 was very important for his artistic development, as he spent it in Turin (Italy), where he studied in the class of prominent Italian pianist Remo Remoli (a student of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli). He continued his studies taking the piano master classes with renowned pianists, such as Leonid Brumberg, Lev Natochenny, Arbo Valdma, Konstantin Bogino, Sijavuš Gadžijev and Paul Gulda. Miloš Pavlović is the laureate and winner of awards at national and international piano competitions (winner of the Musical Youth of Serbia "Laureates of Orpheus" in 1989, First prize at the International Piano Competition "Castello di Racconigi" - Turin, Italy, 1996, Second Prize at the International Piano Competition Ostuni - Italy 1991, etc). For his artistic and pedagogical work and the results achieved he received Acknowledgements of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in 2001, 2004 and 2013 for exceptional merits and contribution to the Faculty, as well as the Acknowledgement of Association of Piano Teachers of Serbia for outstanding contribution to the art of the piano.

Jelena Jovanović-Petrović MMus

Assistant professor of Piano


Olivera Jovanović DMA

Assistant professor of Piano as a subsidiary subject

Phone: +381 64 11 39 504
E-mail: oljka70@gmail.com

Olivera Jovanović graduated in the class of prof. Mirjana Šuica-Babić and obtained her master degree in the class of prof. Ninoslav Živković at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Department of piano. She received numerous awards, among which the most important are the October award of Belgrade (1995) and the first prize at the International piano competition "Petar Konjović" (1993).

Over the course of twenty years of her artistic career, Olivera Jovanović performed numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed in all eminent halls in Belgrade (Kolarac hall, Belgrade Philharmonic, City Hall, Crystal Hall of the Armed Forces, National Museum...), as well as in many cities in Serbia and beyond, and on festivals like BELEF, BEMUS, Forum of composers, etc. She has collaborated with numerous musicians in chamber music and her greatest interest is in piano duo. Several times she had performed with the Orchestra of Radio Television of Belgrade and with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist. The piano duo with Maja Mihić was performed together with the orchestra of the Serbian Army.

Olivera Jovanović has 23 years of experience in education, receiving the acknowledgement letter from the Faculty of Music for her artistic and pedagogical contribution (2011). She is a member of the jury at Piano festivals in the category of comparative piano.

Maja Mihić DMA

Assistant professor of Piano as a subsidiary subject

Phone: +381 60 36 10 939
E-mail: majamihic@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Maja Mihić studied with professor Ninoslav Živković at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Piano Department, where she obtained her bachelor and master degree in Piano performance. She won numerous prizes, mostly in the field of chamber music. As a member of a piano duo, she won several first prizes: the International competition for pianists in Ostuni, Italy (1996), the International competition “Petar Konjović” in Belgrade, Serbia (1996), and the “Roma” piano competition in Italy (1996). She was a semifinalist of the TIM competition (Torneo Internationale di Musica) in 1998. As a member of a chamber ensemble, she won the prize “Concert of the Year”, given by “Muzika klasika” magazine in the year 2012.

Maja Mihić enjoys a varied career as a solo performer, chamber musician and piano accompanist, as well as a professor of obligatory piano. As a chamber musician, Maja Mihić has appeared at various festivals: BELEF (Belgrade Summer Festival) in 2000, NIMUS (Niš music festival) in 2012, “Tisin cvet” in Novi Kneževac, Serbia in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Ostuni summer festival in 1996, Medjunarodna tribina kompozitora (The International Review of Composers) in 2012 and 2015. Since year 2011, Maja Mihić has developed a special interest for contemporary music. Together with violinist Madlen Stokić Vasiljević and clarinetist Miloš Nikolić, she founded a trio named “Pokret” (mouvement, motion), dedicated to Serbian contemporary music. Since 2013, Maja Mihić has given numerous recitals with the renowned Serbian cellist, Nemanja Stanković.

Jelena Đajić-Levajac MMus

Assistant professor of Piano as a subsidiary subject

Phone: +381 60 30 02 260
E-mail: jelena.djajiclevajac@gmail.com

Jelena Đajić-Levajac was born in Belgrade, in 1972. She completed her elementary and secondary music education at the music school “Mokranjac”, in the class of professor Vukica Viličić. She enrolled in the Faculty of Music in 1988, in the class of Mirjana Šuica- Babić, graduating with the highest mark. She pursued her Master’s Degree at the “Hochschule der Kunste” in Berlin, in the class of professor Elena Lapitskaja, while simultaneously attending the Master’s program at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Mirjana Šuica-Babić. She attended the courses organized by the renowned professors and pianists, such as: Jelena Richter, Dmitri Bashkirov, Martin Hughes and Klaus Hellwig. She gained further professional advancement in collaboration with professors Marina Wolf and Alexander Chandler at the “N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory”.

She performed as a soloist and as a member of a chamber ensemble in many well-known concert halls in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Sremska Mitrovica, etc. She also performed in Montenegro, Republika Srpska, Germany, Russia, and Italy. She made many recordings for Serbian and Montenegrin Radio and TV as well as for Šabac, Valjevo and many other Radio and TV broadcasters. She also made appearance in many radio and TV art programs and shows.

She’s a member of a piano quartet Weissburg and a piano duo Mezzo. Furthermore, as a professional accompanist, she has performed and collaborated with many renowned opera artists in Serbia and abroad. In addition, she collaborated with numerous well-known musicians, as well as with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Symphony Orchestra, “Dušan Skovran” string orchestra. She also collaborated with conductors such as A. Shurev, Ana Zorana Brajović, Željka Milanović.

Nebojša Maksimović DMA

Assistant professor of Piano as a subsidiary subject


Nebojša Maksimović was born in Belgrade in 1979. He started to play piano at the age of 2, and when he was 4 he entered at the school of music in the class led by Prof. Gordana Jovanović. He graduated at the high school of music in 1994 in the class led by Prof. Olga Jovanović. In the same year he enrolled at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class led by Prof. Mirjana Šuica-Babić and he finished bachelor, master and PhD studies in the class led by Prof. Nevena Popović with highest marks. He also finished master studies at the Accademy "Santa Ceccilia" in Rome in the class led by Prof. Sergio Perticaroli with highest marks. He was instructed at masterclasses by Lazar Berman, Giovanni Umberto Battel, Sergio Perticaroli and Nina Makarova. He won 1st prize at the Yugoslav Competitions twice (1987,1993), prizes for the best pianist both in high school of music (1994) and at Faculty Of Music (2000), 1st prize at EPTA Competition in Belgrade in 2001 and the prize for best recital of the season in SANU (Belgrade) in 2002. He was awarded the 3rd prize twice at the Piano Competition in Rome, and a special I prize with the maximum of points at the International Competition "Petar Konjović" in Belgrade, as well as the 3rd prize at the Piano Competition in Athens in 1999. At the age of 4 he started playing in public, including TV and Radio programmes. His live preformance from a recital at Kolarac Great Hall in Belgrade became The Hit of the year by votes from listeners of Radio Belgrade in 2012 and The Hit of the week in 2014 with an all time record of listeners votes in that classical music radio show.

Aleksandar Sinčuk

Assistant professor of Piano– subsidiary subjects (Piano Teaching Methods, History of Pianism and Piano literature, Piano Accompaniment and Sight Reading)


Alexander Sinchuk began actively giving concerts both in Russia and abroad even during his studies at the Central Music School. When a student of the Moscow Conservatory under the mentorship of Professor Valery PiasetskiAlexander Sinchuk became a laureate of many prestigious piano competitions. Among others there are the First Prize at the IV Rachmaninoff International Competition (Moscow, Russia) and the Gold medal at the IX International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Kiev, Ukraine).

In 2014, Alexander Sinchuk completed the Artist Diploma program with honors at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, USA, in the class of Daniel Pollack, the world-famous pianist.

In February 2009, Alexander Sinchuk successfully debuted at the Carnegie Hall (New York).

In 2010, the first solo album of Alexander Sinchuk containing masterpieces of Russian composers was recorded at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

Nowadays Alexander Sinchuk's performances are held in the best concert halls throughout Russia, such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Svetlanov Hall in the Moscow International House of Music, at the Concert Hall of the Mariinski Theater and abroad: Bulgaria, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Israel, USA, Morocco, Puerto Rico, Turkey, China, South Korea...

Alexander Sinchuk is the guest of many festivals of classical music such as BEMUS in Belgrade,Mariinsky International Piano Festival in St. Petersburg, Ohrid Summer Festival (Macedonia), Moscow Youth Music Festival in Moscow, Piano Follies (France), China International Piano Festival, Bratislava Music Festival, European Music Festival (Bulgaria) and others.

The pianist cooperates with many symphonic orchestras, including Mariinsky Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic”, BrandenburgischesStaatsorchester Frankfurt, Sofia National Philharmonic Orchestra, and performes with numerous renowned conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Jurowski, Valery Gergiev, VyacheslavRedia, etc.

Nataša Penezić, DMA

Assistant professor of Piano– subsidiary subjects (History of Pianism and Piano literature


NatašaPenezić, DMA, was born in Novi Sad. She studied piano under the guidance of Svetlana Bogino at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Following a master's degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where she studied in class of StaffanScheja, in 2018 she defended her thesis regarding expression in modern piano music at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, under supervision of Prof. Dr.Dubravka Jovičić.

She performed as a soloist and in different chamber ensembles in festivals such as Klangspuren Festival, IMPULS Graz, Ghent Festival, Aarhus Festival, Aurora Festival, Euro Arts Music Festival, Citta di Chioggia, Musica in Laguna, European Clarinet Festival in Ghent, Ring Ring and Palić Film Festival. She appeared as a soloist with the Russian КРЕДО Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Chioggia, as well as Serbian Ensemble SYNC and Muzikon chamber orchestra. She is the recipient of Swedish Music Academy Scholarship, Dartington International Summer School Bursary, Eurobank EFG Scholarship, Dositeja Scholarship and NevenaPopović Award.

Dedicated almost exclusively to modern and contemporary music, she commissions and performs music of our time. Close collaborations include Frederic Rzewski, Sofia Gubaidulina and Jasmina Mitrušić.