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Vojislav Ivanovic

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Music of Vojislav Ivanovic, composer and guitarist, is one of astonishing diversity, ranging from contemporary classical and jazz through fusion and rock to traditional music of the world. Born in Sarajevo where he started playing guitar at the age of 10, Vojislav acquired highest academic degrees both in guitar at the Athens Conservatory with Costas Cotsiolis and in composition at the University of Sarajevo with Vojin Komadina. From the early 1980s he performs regularly both home and abroad, solo and with orchestras. Vojislav has had a diverse compositional output including music for solo and accompanied instruments, choral, chamber and orchestral works. His music has been performed around the world by many distinguished artists and orchestras. As a film composer Vojislav has several documentaries and feature films to his credit out of which “Halda” (1991) won prestigious “Prix d’Italia” award. He has also recorded with several world-renowned Jazz musicians, including Arild Andersen, Bendik Hofseth, Paul Vertico, and Paolo Fresu. In 2008 he founded Levante Guitar Duo with his wife Aleksandra Ivanovic. who accompanies Vojislav in a program that includes works specially written for the Duo. They have appeared all over Europe and America, and released a highly praised CD in 2011. Vojislav is highly sought after for his teaching and master classes in composition and guitar and is a member of juries at international festivals and competitions. Currently, he is teaching guitar at the Music Academy of East Sarajevo. Vojislav is founder and director of the International Guitar Festival Guitar United held every year in Sarajevo East since 2016