23rd International Festival “Days of Organ – Dies organorum”: MILICA SABLJIĆ, ANDREJ IVANOVIĆ, INCREDIBLE BOB

04.07.2023., 20:00

Kenneth Leighton (1929–1988)
Paean, for organ

Arvo Pärt (1935)
Trivium, for organ

Kenneth Leighton
Agnus Dei (5) from Missa de Gloria, for organ, Op. 82

Jean Langlais

Mode de ré (No.1) from the Huit Pièces Modales

Dans le style médiéval (XI/XII) from the Douze Petites Pièces

Kenneth Leighton

Ite MIssa Est (6) from Missa de Gloria, for organ, Op. 82

Marco Lo Muscio (1971)
Ostinato, organ four hands

Milica Sabljić studied organ with Maja Smiljanić Radić at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she graduated in 2005. In 2007, she enrolled in undergraduate studies of concert organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, with Dalibor Miklavčič, and later Ulrich Walter, graduating in 2011. During her studies, she won scholarships from the Rotary Foundation in Düsseldorf, the association Friends of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, and the Martha Debelli Foundation in Graz. Milica is a frequent participant at the Days of Organ festival in Belgrade. She attended master classes with Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann, Yves Rechsteiner, Gunnar Idenstam, Carlo Hommel, and Johann Trumer. She has performed concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in in Serbia, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. Milica is a member of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia (UMUS). She worked as a piano associate at the Lujo Davičo ballet school, and currently works as an organ teacher at the music schools Josip Slavenski and Stanković in Belgrade.

Andrej Ivanović read his undergraduate degree in Music (2018-2021) at St Peter’s College, Oxford, where he held an Organ Scholarship. Under the guidance of Dr Stephen Farr, Andrej was awarded the highest grade in his performance exam, in which he performed an organ mass comprised of pieces spanning the 18th to the 21st centuries. He received a standing ovation from the exam committee. He had numerous performances in London, Southwell, Peterborough, Guildford, as well as in Belgrade, alongside Oxford and its surroundings. His desire for improvement led him to attend masterclasses in England and France. As a continuo organist and harpsichordist, he played with ensembles such as Mayfield Baroque, Instruments of Time and Truth, New Trinity Baroque, and the Makris Symphony Orchestra. He collaborated with the Belgrade Baroque Academy as a continuo accompanist, and received an award for his playing. He recently performed as organist in Brahms’ German Requiem with the RTS Symphony Orchestra. He actively collaborates with the Belgrade Archdiocese as an organist at the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in partnership with the Belgrade Faculty of Music, he gave a lecture on liturgical playing. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organ performance under the guidance of Maja Smiljanić-Radić. In addition to the organ, Andrej also plays the harpsichord and piano, and occasionally composes.

Post-disciplinary artist Incredible Bob combines light, video, lasers, LED strips and technology in his performances and exhibitions. He is a resident of the Drugstore club and the Festival Apgrade. Bob preforms with the leading techno DJs of the region in Europe, USA, Mexico and Canada. He works with jazz musicians, rock bands, classical ensembles and sound explorers.