Cello and Accordion

Duo Petar & Gordana

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PETAR JOVANOVIC, cellist,was born in Sarajevo where he attended the High School and then joined Sarajevo University of Law where he made the first steps in his musical education (Tkalcec Ivan). Belgrade University for Arts awarded him the Graduate Degree in 1966. Being one of the top students he performed in the Concert "Students at the Public Jugement" with the Orchestra playing Lalo Concerto in Re. A critic wrote "he has a warm temperament and sonorous full,soft and well-rounded tone "- Borba/Belgrade. Having finished initial studies he started receiving advance tuition in Siena-Italy in the "A"class of Maestro Andre Navara and then postgraduate studies in Ljubljana. Over forty years of performance as Soloist, Principal or Solo-Cellist in Operetta, Opera, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras where he performed under many recognized conductors including Zubin Mehta (Wien, International Orchestra Jeunes Musical), Antonio Janigro (Beograd Chamber Orchestra), Lovro von Matacic,K.Kondrashin,Neemi Jarvi,Dudarova... In adition he is also a great Chamber musician (Piano Trio,Sting Trio,Quintet...) and at the same time a great music teacher (students from three years old to adults). He has also broadcast for Radio Beograd, Novi-Sad and Radio-Television Sarajevo. "Petar Jovanovic was notable for his sonorous and warm tone..."-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 made the first step in her musical education. After Graduate Degree (Theory of Music and Accordion) in High Music School, she studied at Beograd University 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... "we ought to say that the results we reached today in the competition are due to exeptionl educational work of Mrs.Gordana Jovanovic, Conductor and founder of this Orchestra.." "The Union of Music Education in the Democraty of Bosna and Hercegovina offers to Mrs.Gordana Jovanovic from Sarajevo an award for her contribution to the first acquaitance with Now Works of Yugoslav Music and her offer of 25 New compositions for students for Accordion..."- Sarajevo

IN GREECE IN ATHENS Petar (Cello) & Gordana (Accordion) gives the first time performance like DUO Cello & Accordion in Concert Hall "Hellenic-American Union", PARNASSOS,Ethnic Museum, made performances in Athens, Kotroni, Argos, Syphnos, Piraieus... "...Gordana, Accordion,and Petar Jovanovic, Violoncello,magnetized the audience..." - Geniki/Athens, All transcription for this Duo were made by Gordana. "The delightful combination of Cello and Accordion is one that will delight us all. Both performers have exeptional credentials in performance and education..." Syracuse. "...Petar and Gordana perform together - offered compositions from many sources adopted to suit their unique blend of Cello and Accerdion, their music is moving and sensual a truly unique experience..." New York

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