Born in Serbia in 1985, Nemanja Radulovic studied at the Faculty of Arts and Music in Belgrade, the Saarlandes Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Saarbrucken, the Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo and the world-renowned Conservatoire de Paris with Patrice Fontanarosa.
Winner of the 2015 Echo Klassik Award for Newcomer of the Year, Serbian-French violinist Nemanja Radulovic has taken the classical music world by storm with his thrilling virtuosity, depth of expression and adventurous programming, both in the recording studio and on the concert stage. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Nemanja’s most recent album, Baïka, features his evocative interpretations of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade arranged for solo violin and chamber orchestra.
Nemanja’s recognition for his work in classical music includes International Revelation of the Year by the Victoires de la musique classique in 2005, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Arts in Nis, Serbia, and an ELLE Style Award for Musician of the Year in 2015. He is the winner of several international violin competitions, such as Joseph Joachim in Hannover, George Enescu in Bucharest and Stradivarius in Cremona.
Ljubica Stojanovic started to play piano at the age of 6. She obtained a Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, with Prof. Caroline Palmer. After that, she was awarded a Fellowship to study with Prof. Ronan O’Hora and received mentoring sessions from violinist David Takeno.
Ljubica is the 1st prize-winner of over 20 national and international competitions, including the Windsor International Piano Competition in 2015, the Grand Prix International Competition for young pianists in Geneva, the National Competition of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade and the Competition of Young Yugoslavian pianists. She also won the 2nd prize at the 5th Memorial Isidor Bajic in Novi Sad in Serbia.
She has collaborated with the Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonia from Wroclav, soloists from the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Serbian Radio Television Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade. In 2015, Ljubica became an artist for the Concordia Foundation in London and for KNS Classical Record Label in Spain.
Ljubica regularly performs across Europe. She is a very active musician who performs regularly as a soloist as well as with different Chambers.
Patrick is a French pianist living in England. He is laureate of the international competition of Valencia, Toledo, Epinal, Grossetto, and more recently the CFRPM, in Paris, where his interpretation of Villa-Lobos’s Rudepoema, raised a great deal of interest.
Patrick was trained in Paris at the Conservatoire (CNR), under the tuition of Billy Eidi. He has also had lessons with Ventsislav Yankoff, Eric Heidsieck and Joaquin Soriano.
Patrick has published 3 CDs, which have been very well received by the international press, and have led to an invitation to give the inaugural concert of the Novak Society, where he played Novak’s masterpiece, Pan, which had not been heard in Prague for 50 years.
His profound musicological knowledge, and his capacity to clarify complex musical concepts, means he is in demand as a lecturer. He has given talks for the Cambridge University, as well as a cycle of concert-lectures on French music, presenting composers little known to the general public, their environment, their influence and their music. This led to the recordings of the piano music of Jean Roger-Ducasse and Maurice Emmanuel.
Philippe Delestre is a famous French cartoonist born in 1951. After studying Law and graduating from a school of journalism, he started his career at the French newspaper The Républicain Lorrain before moving to its rival, L’Est Républicain in 1975 where he met Raymond Nicolet. They quickly became friends, and Philippe regularly drew cartoons of Raymond in the newspaper.
Philippe Delestre also worked for other regional newspapers such as Le Courrier de l’Ouest, Presse-Océan and le Maine libre and specialized newspapers such as the International Herald Tribune and Intermonde presse. He is the author of different cartoon albums and has illustrated many books and covers.
Through his cartoons, Philippe has always fought for freedom of expression, human rights and against injustice.
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Nikola Jokic is born in 1995 in Sombor, Serbia. He played with the professional basketball team KK Mega Basket from 2012 to 2015. He was in the Adriatic League MVP in 2015. He was a member of the Serbian U-19 national basketball team that took home silver at the 2013 World Championships. He helped Serbia win silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
He is currently a professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association in the USA. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team internationally.
Diana Moric is born in 1988 in Sombor, Serbia. She won a gold medal at the 2009 SAMBO championship in the lightweight category, a bronze medal at the 2009 International Judo Championship in the U57 category, another bronze medal at the 2008 Serbian National Judo Championship and a silver medal at the 2010 Serbian National Judo Championship in Belgrade. She is currently running her own successful fitness programme business.
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