Lectures and Concerts by Guests from Belgrad Faculty

Lectures and Concerts by Guests from Belgrad Faculty
Monday, 12 March 2018, 12:00 to Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 22:00
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Tijana Popović Mladjenović, PhD, musicologist, Full-time Professor at the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, and Head of the Musicology Department Council. She also teaches at the Department of Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at the University of Arts in Belgrade. She has been a visiting professor of musicology at the University in Ljubljana, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Music Academy in Sarajevo and Cetinje. She specialized in contemporary French music at the University of Paris IV Sorbonne.

Her main research interests include the history of music of the fin de siècle, contemporary music, aesthetics and philosophy of music, and issues concerning thinking in music. She is author of six books (Musical Writing [Musical Writing and the Awareness of Musical Language with Special Consideration on Avant-Garde Music in the Second Half of the 20th Century], 1996 [2015], reviewed in Music and Letters; E lucevan le stelle – Selected Fragments from the Italian and French Opera Tradition, 1997; Claude Debussy and His Time, 2008; Processes of Panstylistic Musical Thinking, 2009; Interdisciplinary Approach to Music: Listening, Performing, Composing, 2014; and The Musical Text and the Ontology of the Musical Work, 2017).

Tijana Popović Mladjenović is a member of the International Musicological Society, the International Project on Musical Signification, the Serbian Musicological Society (a former president of the Managing Board), as well as a member of the Managing Board of the Composers’ Association of Serbia, and the Board of the Matica Srpska Department of Stage Art and Music.


Violist Dejan Mladjenović has performed more than 150 concerts in the last ten years, performing with significant chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras and in recitals with distinguished pianists in his native Serbia, France, Spain, Norway, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the United States and Great Britain. He commands the instrument’s entire standard repertoire as well as many new works. To date, five significant viola concertos and many sonatas and smaller works have been composed and dedicated to him. Mr. Mladjenović is recognized as one of the Balkans’ finest violists – an artist whose marvellous expressivity, sonorous tone, and colour have won him praise by audiences and critics alike.

Born in Serbia, Dejan Mladjenović studied viola in his native country (University of Arts in Belgrade). Subsequently, he received a scholarship by the French government and attended Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he pursued advanced studies and completed a Master’s degree in viola performance with highest honours. He attended master classes in Siena (1986/87), again as a scholarship student, this time at the Academia Chigiana, where he studied with Gerard Caussé and Yuri Bashmet. In 1988 he went to Grožnjan and studied with Grigori Zhislin; in 1990 he studied in Paris with Jesse Levine; and in 1991/92 he studied with Emanuel Vardi and Rivka Golani in Great Britain. Besides his active career as a concert soloist, he currently serves on the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, as the full-time professor of viola.


Aleksandar Serdar was born in 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated in 1988 from the “Art Acadmy of Novi Sad” , and received in 1992 his Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where he studied with Leon Fleisher for five years. Later and continued studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the Academy of Santa Ceilia in Rome.  Aleksandar Serdar won several international awards including Monza, Carlo Zecchi, Vercelli-Italy, Palm Beach and Cincinnati in the USA , Arthur Rubinstein in Tel Aviv (4th prize)..

Aleksandar Serdar played in Italy (Conservatory hall in Milano, Palermo, Venezia, Roma, Bari,Trento, Reggio, Torino),Unoted States (namely Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Washington DC), France (Paris-Musee d’Orsay,Auditorium du Louvre, Theatre du Chatelet, Nice, Lion, Orleon, Marseil, Toulouse, and Festivals such as La Roque d’Antheron, Sully sur Loire, St.Riquier, Piano Jacobin, Radio France Montpelier), Switzerland (at the prestigious Zurich Tonehalle), Russia (at the Saint Peterbourg festival and Moscow), Israel, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia (in Ljubljana, Bled Festival, Celje, Gorizia), Croatia (Zagreb and Dubrovnik Summer Festival), Brazil, Peru, Portugal (Lisabon festival Folles Journeaus),Maroco, Lebanon (Bustani Festival in Beirut),Thailand, Japan,Canada,Luxembourg, Germany (Munich, Nurmberg, Hamburg-Schwlesi Holstain festival, ).

Aleksandar Serdar played with such orchestras as the Dresden Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Sophia Philharmonic, San Jose Philharmonic, Cincinnati Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Belgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Athens Philharmonic,Vancouver Island Symphony, Saint Peterbourg Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orcestra of Santa Cecilia, Haifa Sympohony Orchestra  and conductors such as Marcello Viotti, Erich Kunzel, Leonid Grin, Emil Tabakov, Mendi Rodan, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Milan Natchev, Jeansuk Kahidze, Daniel Raiskin.



Prof. Aleksandar Serdar
Monday 12.3.18 | 13:15-15:30 | Recital in the Navon Hall
Tuesday 13.3.18 | 10:00-13:00 | Master Class for Piano Students | Room 216
14:00-17:00 | Master Class in Chamber Music | Recording room (First floor)
Wensday 14.3.18 | 19:00-21:00 | A visit to Amit Dolberg's Modern Music Workshop | Room 521

Prof. Tijana Popovic
Wensday 14.3.18 | 14:30-17:00 | Lecture in the Forum of Theorists | Room 216
19:00-21:00 | A visit to Amit Dolberg's Modern Music Workshop

Prof. Dejan Popovic-Mladjenovic
Monday 12.3.18 | 13:15-15:30 | Recital in the Navon Hall
Tuesday 13.3.18 | 14:00-17:00 | Master Class in Chamber Music | Recording room (Floor 1)
Wensday 14.3.18 | 10:00-13:00 | Master Class for viola students | Recording room (Floor 1)
19:00-21:00 | A visit to Amit Dolberg's Modern Music Workshop