|Beltango Information and Biographies:
The Beltango Quintet is one of the worlds best-known tango groups, which has performed more than 500 concerts in 25 different countries.
Born in 1973. He has attended Music School "Vuckovic"
continuing later his education at "Musical Academy" in
Bratislava - Slovakia, where he has postgraduated in the class of
professor Boris Lenko in 1997. He is laureate of international competitions
"Citta di Castelfidardo" and "Premio Stefano Bizzari
- Morro d'oro".
He had series of concerts inland and abroad.
He performed like soloist, music of Astor Piazzolla with all important
Serbian symphony and chamber orchestras (Belgrade philharmonic orchestra,
Symphony orchestra of RTS, Symphony orchestra of Army Stanislav
Binicki, St George strings ...).
His passion for tango made him
the only musician who plays bandoneon in Serbia. He collaborated
with many artists and connect sound of bandoneon and tango together
with different kinds of arts. (Mira Erceg - National theatre director
/ Goethe Faust, Jadranka Jovanovic - opera singer, Zoran Eric -
composer, Negativ - pop music group, Silvia Monros - novelist, Knez
- singer, Costas Cotsiolis - guitarist, Dejan Djurovic - actor...)
He works as director of State Music Conservatorium "Vuckovic"
in Belgrade. He is founder of Belgrade Tango Association and Artistic
Director of International Belgrade Tango Festival.
Ivana Nikolic (piano/vocal)
Born in 1975 in Belgrade. She graduated from Faculty of Musical
Art in Belgrade, in the class of professor Tijana Humo in 1998,
and she also graduated solo-singing studies in the class of professor
Aleksandra Ivanovic at the same time. She is the winner of numerous
prizes at competitions and festivals of young artists in Serbia
and former Yugoslavia. She also occupies herself with pedagogical
work, as a piano teacher in Music School "Vuckovic".
She is unique tango artist, because on the stage she presents herself
as tango pianist, tango singer and tango dancer. She performed like
soloist with Symphony orchestra of Army Stanislav Binicki. She is
active member of Belgrade Tango Association and member of organization
bord of International Belgrade Tango Festival.
Jovan Bogosavljevic (violin)
Born in 1980. In 1993, at the age of twelve, Jovan Bogosavljevic
won the first prize and Golden medal at the International Music
Competition in Stresa, Italy, as the youngest competitor in his
group. In 1996, at the age of fifteen, he took part at the 6th International
Music Competition in Tortona, Italy, and he was declared the Absolute
Winner of the Competition. He gave a large number of concerts, playing
as a soloist with piano, the chamber orchestras and symphony orchestras
in Serbia and Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Bohemia, Slovakia,
Hungary, Italy, Spain, Turkey, England, Belgium
Besides, many of his performances have been broadcast both on radio
and TV programmes and his CD, produced by PGP RTS, appeared on October
1998. His participation at the 30th BEMUS last autumn was also a
Foundation of Prof. Merry Zezelj-Mayer chose Jovan Bogosavljevic
on the suggestion of String instruments department Faculty of Music
in Belgrade as the best violinist in 1999 year, and gave him this
prestigious reward. In 2001/2002 he finished post-graduate studies
at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Music, in class of Prof.
Tatjana Olujic, and 2002/2003 he finished post-graduate studies
at Brussels Royal Conservatory, in class of Prof. Igor Oistrakh.
Bogdan Pejic (electric guitar)
Born in 1981. He has attended Music School "Manojlovic"
in the class of professor Dejan Sazdanovic. He graduated from Faculty
of Musical Art in Belgrade, in the class of professor Srdjan Tosic
in 2007. He is the winner of numerous prizes at domestic music competitions.
He plays also electric guitar and is interested with jazz music.
Bogdan works as professor of classical guitar in the Music school
Ljubinko Lazic (double bass)
Born in Vojka, Serbia (1979), in the family of musicians, Ljubinko
took his first double bass lesson with Professor Goran Kerleta in
Novi Sad University of Music in 1993. In 1998 he was accepted to
the Montenegro University of Music, where he studied with Professor
Pavel Askamit and received his first music diploma of excellence
In the same year, Ljubinko has received a Third Prize in
the International Double Bass Competition in Kromeriz (Czech Republic).
He was also a first prize winner of four national contests in his
native Serbia. In 2002 Ljubinko was accepted into a class of Professor
Trumpf in the University of Music and Theater in Munich, Germany.
As a member of the renowned double bass quartet Bassiona Amorosa,
Ljubinko Lazic received the Prize of the European Culture from the
President of Germany Johannes Rau. Besides the soloist appearances,
Ljubinko played in such orchestras as Philharmonic of the Nations,
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Austria, and
Symphony Orchestra of Munich. In March 2004 Lubinko Lazic has performed
in a trio ensemble with violinist Maxim Vengerov and Double Bassist
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