More about us... © BELANIMA trio 2010 BOBAN BJELIC was born in Cacak, Serbia. He holds a degree from the Stankovic School of Music in Belgrade. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the accordion from the Gnesinih Academy in Moscow, in the class of Prof. Friedrich Lips (1992). He also holds a degree in opera/symphonic conducting from the same Academy, having studied in the class of Prof. Pavel Lando (1995). He was awarded a scholarship for young musicians by the Ivo Pogorelic Foundation. In 1987 he won the International Accordion Competition award (Grand Prix de L’Accordion) in France. As an accordion soloist he has performed in many cities in Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Italy and Latin America, as well as throughout the former Yugoslavia. He was guest conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru at the festival Temporada Internacional in 1997. As a member of various bands and chamber ensembles – Tango Nova, BGV Trio, Palinxx (The Netherlands), Vlada Divljan’s Die Tonzentrale, Art Contact, Interzone – he has performed at various international festivals, including Ring Ring and Belef (Belgrade), the Sarajevo Winter Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), NOMUS (Novi Sad), Lent (Slovenia), the Budva Summer Festival (Montenegro), the Ohrid Summer Festival (Macedonia) and the Moscow Spring Festival (Russia). He also performed with Luciano Pavarotti at his concert in Belgrade in 2005. He is Professor of Accordion at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) and at the Music Academy in Cetinje (Montenegro). KATARINA MISIC finished music school in Belgrade, Serbia. She continued her piano studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow under Prof. Yuri Slesarev. She completed her post-graduate studies at the Academy of Music in Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Aleksandar Sandorov. She has participated in master classes with Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov in Salzburg and Paris. In addition to performing in numerous concerts in the former Yugoslavia with, among others, the Serbian Radio-Television Orchestra, the Yugoslav Army Orchestra, and the B. Pascan Youth Orchestra, she has had many successful performances both as a soloist and with orchestras in various European cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Heidelberg, Paris. She has also given concerts in the United States, and given master classes at The Ohio State University. Bjelic, Jancic and Misic first began playing together as students in Moscow, and have successfully continued their collaboration in Belgrade. VLADIMIR PAVLOVIC was born in Belgrade where he commenced playing ‘cello at the "Stankovc" School of Music. In 1992 he continued studies in Moscow, at ‘Gnesin’ Academy with Prof. Galina I. Zubareva and subsequently with Prof. Boris I. Talalaj (assistant of a Rostropovich). Vladimir returns to Serbia to obtain MA Degree at ‘Academy of Arts’ in Novi Sad with Prof. Imre Kalman. Winner of numerous national and international prizes (including Francesco Forggione and Paul Harris prize in Italy), Vladimir has been regularly performing as soloist and chamber musician. He has performed at the main concert halls in Serbia, as well as in Germany, Greece and Russia. Vladimir is in a great demand as a chamber musician. He is a soloist of Chamber Orchestra “Pro Classica”, 'cello leader and soloist of “Zemun Chamber Orchestra”, as well as member of Trio “Tok”, Ensemble “Danubius”, Trio “Weissburg” and Trio “BELANIMA”. In 2000 Vladimir has toured throughout Germany as a member of European Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.Vladimir is a Jury member of International Competition “Davorin Jenko” in Belgrade and is teaching chamber music at “Academy of Art” in Novi Sad.