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Lecture: Vojislav Ivanovic
June 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
In this lecture, Vojislav Ivanović discusses “The Musical Bonsai.”
Born in Sarajevo, where he started playing guitar at the age of 10, Vojislav acquired highest academic degrees both in guitar at the Athens Conservatory with Costas Cotsiolis and in composition at the University of Sarajevo with Vojin Komadina.
From the early 1980s he performs regularly both home and abroad, solo and with orchestras including Trinity College Strings (UK), St. George Strings, Camerata Serbica and Macedonia Jeunesse Musicale Symphonic.
His diverse compositional output includes music for solo and accompanied instruments, choral, chamber and orchestral works. Distinguished guitarists such as Zoran Dukiç and Denis Azabagić, as well as many other artists have performed his music extensively all over the globe and orchestras that have performed his music include New Russia Symphony – Yuri Bashmet, Zagreb Soloists, Vienna Pons Artis Orchestra and the Tijuana Festival Orchestra. As a film composer, Vojislav has several documentaries and feature films to his credit out of which “Halda” (1991) won prestigious “Prix d’Italia” award.
Currently he is teaching guitar at the Music Academy of East Sarajevo. Vojislav is founder and director of the International Guitar Festival Guitar United held every year in Sarajevo East since 2016.