Voislav Ivanović BiH
“…sharp intelligence combined with a fresh musical sensibility…”(Colin Cooper, Classical Guitar Magazine, London)
The music of Vojislav Ivanović, a world-renowned guitarist and composer, is characterized by an amazing diversity, from contemporary classical and jazz, through fusion and rock to traditional
music. He was born in Sarajevo, where he started playing the guitar at the age of 10. He graduated and mastered guitar at the Athens Conservatory and composition at the Music Academy in Sarajevo. He is the winner of a number of awards and recognitions as a performer and composer. From an early age, he has been performing as a soloist and member of chamber ensembles, as well as with orchestras in the country and abroad, such as the Sarajevo Philharmonic, Trinity College Strings, St. George Strings, Camerata Serbica, Macedonian Philharmonic and Macedonia Jeunesse Musicale Symphony Orchestra. His diverse compositional oeuvre includes works for solo instruments – guitar, piano, harp, violin, flute and others, as well as chamber and orchestral music. Vojislav’s compositions are regularly performed by world-renowned soloists and orchestras, of which Orkestar Nova Rusia – Juri Bašmet, Zagreb Soloists, Vienna Pons Artis, Sarajevo Philharmonic, Tijuana Festival Orchestra, Boston Alea Contemporary Ensemble and many others stand out. As a prolific TV and film composer, he achieved his greatest success with the music for the TV series Porodica Milić of TV Sarajevo and the music for the documentary film Halda, which as a representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina won the prestigious Prix Italia award at the International Festival in Pesaro. In addition to his activities as a performer and composer and numerous recordings, Vojislav Ivanović is an extremely respected pedagogue. He is a regular professor of guitar at the Academy of Music in East Sarajevo, and is regularly invited as a lecturer and jury member at numerous festivals around the world. Of particular note is his participation as a lecturer and jury member at the most prestigious world guitar competition and symposium GFA – Guitar Foundation of America in Miami 2019. His compositions are printed by the most important publishers Schott/Chanterelle/Zimmermann, Germany and Doberman Yppan, Canada. In addition to numerous recordings for radio and TV and numerous independent CD releases, Vojislav’s music in the most diverse genres has been recorded on over 20 CD releases by prominent artists from all over the world.