Milan Milosevic was a member of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra from 1990-99. In 1995, as a member of the New Music Ensemble, he won a prize for interpretation at the International Tribune of Composers. Since then, he has performed and toured extensively with international orchestras & ensembles, including the International Woodwind Quintet "Synergia 5." Milan did many Music Production projects while in Belgrade, which gave him broader view and mixture of music texture and technology in various music genres; including the one that this album represents: The World of Music in ethno-classical manner! Since coming to Canada, he has been a featured performer at the Groundswell - New Music Series in Winnipeg, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and New Music Festival; CBC Radio/University of Winnipeg's Virtuosi Concert Series. Milan holds a Bachelor & Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Music Art.
Richard Tyborowski completed his Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Music Performance at the Faculty of Music in Wroclaw, Poland. Following his formal education, Richard studied with many highly recognized guitarists in Europe; including Costas Cotsiolis. Richard was awarded with various grants and scholarships. Richard Tyborowski is well known across Canada for his music video "Hora" recorded for Bravo TV in 1996. Critics praised his CD's, entitled "Romantico", and "Homage a Chopin" in Canada and overseas. It was singled out for its excellence on the CBC program "Sound Advice". Richard has performed numerous recitals in Canada and in Europe. Richard is frequently heard on national CBC Radio, and various classical music stations in the USA, and most currently he teaches Classical Guitar at the School of Music University of Manitoba. Richard is currently President of the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society.
Nenad Zdjelar, holds Bachelor's Degree in Contrabass (Double bass) music performance at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, where he played during his studies in the Academy Symphony Orchestra. From 1991-1998, Nenad was a member of the Orchestra of the National Theatre of Yugoslavia in Belgrade Opera House. In addition to his classical career, Nenad was active in other various genres of music. When he came to Canada, Nenad continued his musical career, collaborating with Canadian musicians and orchestras, and appeared in numerous recordings including Stony Plain production. Nenad has played with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Okanagan Orchestra, in Broadway musicals, performed at Montreal Jazz festival and numerous other festivals across the country. As the member of Paris to Kyiv ensemble, he toured Europe and United States representing Canadian music. Nenad's eclectic performances, range in classical, jazz, & blues to this ethno-classical world music, which more over defines his newly established personal style
of playing Contrabass.
Lana Pavlovic, graduated as a Singer, Dancer and Actor performer of The Canadian College Of Performing Arts Program in the Class of Canadian finest Performance educators: Deborah Millar, Donna Fletcher for Voice; Janis Dunning in Musical Theatre and Jacques Lemay, Sofia Costantini in Jazz, Theatre Styles. Lana was granted the Awards from Johnson-Takoski Foundation in Performing Arts and Manitoba Theatre Center Scholarship for Acting; and has performed numerous Musical Theatre Show's and for the Manitoba Opera Theatre under the artistic direction of Sandra Bernhard in Faust; Marguerite. Lana was specifically chosen for her featuring guest role in Pearls & Yarn since she represents the generation of Serbian born, but Canadian grown artistic generation. This eclectic opportunity is more than a personal statement for her. It represents the generational cross-over for many who have immigrated long tome ago, but never to forget century's old, traditional song- 'Bolujem Ja' "My Aching Heart" in new, Latin- Jazz style version of the same, so famous tune and that's where Lana brings the best of her vocal transfigurations; from smoky voice, to contrasting clarity of her vocal artistic statements to this project.
Well, here it is: An accessible ETHNO CLASSICAL CD that grabs you by the heart. Summit Records Releases: Pearls and Yarn by the Milan Milosevic Trio. Milan Milosevic's approach to near and far eastern folk melodies on "Pearls and Yarn" is nothing short than a tour de force 'cultural crossover' CD.
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