The Serbian accordionist, Jovica Ivanovic, was born 1987 in Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Within the pedagogical fieldhe accomplished his diploma of Musical Education (ME) as well as his master in art-based education (KA) at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Germany, both by studying the accordion.
During his time at university Jovica Ivanovic managed to earn prestigious scholarships such as “Live Music Now” – Yehudi Menuhin and the Germany scholarship, to name some.
Jovica Ivanovic staged at countless concerts and festivals like the international Bruckner Fest (Linz, Austria), the MozArt Festival (Lemberg, Ukraine), the Cello-Biennale (Amsterdam, Netherlands), the Congress Center (Hannover, Germany), the Kiev and Odessa Philharmonic (Ukraine), the Belgrade Philharmonic (Serbia) and at the Concert Hall Kolarac (Belgrade, Serbia), as well as with the NCE “Kyiv Soloists”, Inso Lviv Symphony Orchestra and the Ukrainian Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Vitaliy Protasov and the violinist Valeriy Sokolov with whom he collaborates regularly since 2016.
This collaboration shows for example in the world premiere of “ Light and Shadow”, a piece which was composed by Vladimir Genin especially for Ivanovic and Sokolov, which was presented at the MozArt Festival Lviv 2018. The cooperation continues as Genin composed a concert for accordion and string orchestra written for Jovica Ivanovic.
In 2019 he started his concert series “Jovica Ivanovic” – Music in connection, hosted by Sudhaus hallein.kultur, where he collaborates with numerous well-known musicians like Gary Hoffman, Jeremy Menuhin, Valeriy Sokolov and others on different stages in Hallein (Salzburg, Austria).
The artists repertoire includes classical genres like Baroque, original compositions for accordion, new music as well as Tango, Jazz and traditional Balkan music. Jovica Ivanovic shows his gift within the field of improvisation.
The recording of his CD “Piazzolla and Galliano Concertos” followed in December 2018 at the Grand Concert Studio of the Ukrainian radio station in Kiev. Other contributors were the Ukrainian Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Vitaliy Protasov and the renowned violinist Valeriy Sokolov.
2020 is the year the artist signed a record deal with Parma Recordings. His CD will be released in the end of 2020 and accompanied by several international concerts.