Dancing Around the World
Miloš Milivojević (accordion)
Sophie Rosa (violin)
Programme to include:
Kreisler Liebeslied (Love’s Sorrow)
Strauss Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring)
Strauss Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood)
Strauss Blue Danube
Piazzolla Histoire Du Tango
Brahms Hungarian Dances
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Two sensational virtuoso soloists join forces for this unmissable evening of unique arrangements for accordion and violin duo: an exploration of Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Gypsy dance music and much more which is guaranteed to keep your toes tapping and lips whistling all night!
Serbian born classical accordionist Miloš Milivojević started his musical education in Kragujevac with Professors Milica Lazarević, Radomir Tomić and Vojin Vasović and was first prizewinner at the International Accordion Competitions in Italy (Castelfidardo 1996), Denmark (Diremose Prisen 1996), France (Grand Prix 1997) and Germany (Klingental 1998 & 2000).
Miloš has since performed in the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, St. Johns Smith Square, St. James Piccadilly, St Martin in the Fields, Kings Place, Snape Maltings, Holywell Music Room, Teatru Manoel Malta, Kolarac Hall Belgrade, Power House Brisbane, Forum Theatre Melbourne, and Street Theatre Canberra.
Appearances at Festivals include: Park Lane Group Young Artists, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Aldeburgh Festival, Leeds International Concert Series, Berio Festival, Oxford Chamber Music Festival, Auckland Festival (New Zealand), Nomus Festival (Serbia) Grad Teatar Festival (Montenegro), Camilieri Festival (Malta), Womad Festival Charlton Park, WomAdelaide Festival, Womad Festival Charlton Park, Melbourne Festival (Australia), Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Exit Festival (Serbia).
Miloš moved to London in 2002 to study at the Royal Academy of Music and in 2004 made his debut at the Purcell Room as a part of the Park Lane Group Series. In 2007 he became the first accordionist ever to win the RAM Club Prize at the Academy open to all instrumentalists. It was during his studies at the Academy that Miloš developed passion to promote the classical accordion on the concert platform and ever since he has introduced, worked and premiered works by British composers – including Anthony Gilbert, Howard Skempton, Elena Firsova, Stephane Altier, Mark Bowden, Emily Hall, and Anna Meredith, and has given the UK premiere of Sequenza No.13 by Luciano Berio.
As a result of Miloš’s diverse musical interest he has already appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and regular member of the London Tango Quintet, Kosmos Ensemble, AccordDuo and Balkan group Paprika, at many prestigious classical and world music festivals across the UK, Russia, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Serbia, Montenegro, Spain, the Canary Islands, Malta, Australia and New Zealand.
Miloš has given seminars at the Southampton University, Royal Holloway University of London and at the Jersey Academy of Music and live interviews and broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 – Friday Night is Music Night, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World Music on BBC 3, The Strand World of Music BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, Classic FM, ABC and Serbian national radio and television networks.
In 2014 Miloš has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music ARAM for his contribution to music. Miloš is extremely grateful to Burton Bradstock Festival for generous support towards his professional music career. He is an official artist and exclusively performs on the Pigini Accordions. Miloš’s debut solo CD will be released on Nimbus label in 2016.
Sophie Rosa first garnered attention after winning the Second Prize and Audience Prize at the 2nd Manchester International Violin Competition 2011. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Sophie has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and has released CDs on Champs Hill and EM Records labels to critical acclaim.
As part of a busy performing career, Sophie is regularly invited to perform recitals and chamber music at prestigious concerts and Festivals. Sophie is a member of Pixels Ensemble and also performs with Psappha ensemble as well as guest leading orchestras across the UK.
Sophie studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music with Wen Zhou Li where she was a recipient of the RNCM Gold Medal and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal. After completing her Masters Degree with Distinction, Sophie completed the RNCM International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance and furthered her studies in America with Midori Goto, Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein.
Sophie was kindly supported by several award foundations including the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Music Scholarship, The Solti Foundation, The Hattori Foundation, The Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, The Lauriston School Trust and Help Musicians UK.
Sophie plays on a Joseph Gagliano violin dated 1795 and a Claude Fonclause bow made available through the generous support of the Stradivari Trust.