Ljubisa Jovanovic

Ljubisa-Jovanovic

Ljubisa Jovanovic acquired his Bachelor’s and MA degrees in Belgrade, under the mentorship of Prof. Miodrag Azanjac and had further training with Prof. Christian Lardé in Paris where he received his Diplôme Superieur de Concertiste in 1983, at L’Ecole Normale Superieur de Musique de Paris. He has performed at all the major festivals in the former Yugoslavia as well as giving concerts and masterclasses in France, Switzerland, China, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia, Romania, Great Britain, Algeria, Finland, Denmark, Ukraine, South Africa, Norway, Luxembourg, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Argentina.

 

A multi-award-winning flutist, he won the First Prize at the “International Composer’s Revue” (1992 & 1998.); the “Golden Link” award for artistic achievements in 1992; “Serbian Musical Artists Association Annual Award” (1992.), and the “Belgrade Cultural Fund Award” for the best concerts in Belgrade in 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992. He also received the “Gold Medal” in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (1998) and “University of Art Silver Medal” for his merits in improvement of the teaching process (2000), as well as the “April Reward of the City of Belgrade” in 2008 & 2013. In 2009 he was awarded the “St. Sava National Award” – the highest educational recognition, for his special contribution to the development of educational process in the Republic of Serbia.

 

Jovanovic has collaborated with some of the most prominent flute players of our times – Irena Grafenauer, Emmanuel Pahud, Michel Debost, Christian Lardé and Aurele Nicolet who he collaborated closely with since 1983. Throughout over 30 years of artistic activities, he has given more than 80 premiere performances of solo and chamber compositions by Serbian composers, and he has recorded more than 50 CD’s.

 

Jovanovic was Solo flutist at the Belgrade Opera & Ballet Orchestra (1978-’88), Serbian Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra (1988-’89.) and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-2004.). He has been Professor of flute at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade since 1993 and at the Montenegro University Music Academy since 1996. From 2002 until 2009, he was Vice Dean for Arts & Sciences at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He is the founder and the president of “Camerata Serbica Orchestra” founded in 2004. Since 2010 he has been the artistic leader and conductor of the “Lola Classic” ensembles. Ljubisa is the founder and president/director of the BUNT Festival in Belgrade, as well as Artistic Director of the “Anton Eberst International flute Competition” in Novi Sad.