Levante Guitar Duo
Friday, September 27, 2019
Sundin Music Hall
1531 Hewitt Avenue
St Paul, MN 55104
The Levante Guitar Duo (Aleksandra Ivanovic-Lazarevic and Vojislav Ivanović) has performed all over Europe. Their concert for our series will be part of a debut tour of the US.
The music of Vojislav Ivanovic combines elements of jazz with traditional and contemporary classical music. As both a guitarist and a composer he won national and international prizes. As a soloist and in collaboration with various artists and orchestras he has performed in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, in Russia, and elsewhere in Europe. His diverse compositional output includes music for solo instruments, chamber music, concertos, choral and orchestral works, and music for film, theatre, and TV. Both as a composer and a performer, he has played and recorded with such internationally renowned artists as Arild Andersen, Paolo Fresu, Paul Wertico, and Milos Petrovic. Since 2008, he has performed in the Levante Guitar Duo with his wife Aleksandra Ivanovic-Lazarevic, playing his original music and his arrangements for guitar duo.
Aleksandra Ivanovic-Lazarevic started playing piano at the age of six and later studied jazz singing for a time, before turning to classical guitar. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in guitar at the Belgrade Music Academy. She has won prizes at national and international competitions, including the Niksic International Guitar Festival and Guitar-Art summer festival in Herceg Novi. She has been noted by audiences and critics alike for her delicate and emotional performing.