Srdjan Vukasinovic

24/1/2023 from 20:00 Concert Hall of Sts. Simon & Jude

Srdjan Vukasinovic


Program:

  • Henry Purcell Chacony in G minor
  • Astor Piazzolla Primavera Porteña from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
  • Gustav Holst St. Paul´s Suite
  • Aram Khachaturian Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, transcription for accordion

  • Srdjan Vukasinovic, accordion, Switzerland
  • Patrik Sedlář, deputy concertmaster

Srdjan Vukasinovic

Srdjan Vukasinovic has established himself as one of the leading performers of the accordion in the world today. His fresh, innovative, and versatile approach to music has led to a reputation as a great concert master who can always satisfy the curiosities and needs of all different kinds of audiences. He is always bringing new ideas and methods in his performance, based on improvisation and combining different musical genres with jazz and world music. 

As a young musician, he won the first prize at one of the most important competitions for accordion – the World Trophy in Spain in 1999, giving to him the title of the best accordionist in the world. As a sought – after soloist performs with orchestras such as Agrovia Philharmonic, Klassik Nuevo Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, etc. In October 2018 he had concert with the London Royal Philharmonic and he became the first accordion player who performed with them. 

Srdjan Vukasinovic has invented the first quarter – tone accordion in the world. With this multi – tuning accordion, it is possible to play 24 tones in one octave. Also, there is a possibility to combine many different tunings at the same time (for baroque, modern, oriental music etc.). One more of Srdjan’s innovations is his new accordion brand „ Carboneon “. This innovative instrument is the first one made from carbon fiber, which renders Carboneon the lightest accordion in the world. 

Patrik Sedlář

Patrik Sedlář studied at the P. J. Vejvanovského Conservatory in the class of Prof. Jaroslav Krátký between 2009-2015. Since 2011 he has regularly attended Master Classes of Prof. Bohuslav Matoušek in whose class he studied at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

In 2013 and 2015, he received a scholarship of the Czech Music Fund Foundation for the Support of Czech Modern Music. In 2017, he undertook Master Classes in Semmering, Austria with professors Vilmos Szabadi and Shmuel Ashkenazi. In 2018, he became a laureate of the Kroměříž Summer Music Academy under the direction of violin virtuosos Josef Špaček and Dalibor Karvay. In 2018 – 2019, he completed one-year of study at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with the concertmaster Wiener Symphoniker Jan Pospíchal.

He also professes in chamber music – he is a member of the Errai piano trio, which regularly performs in the Czech Republic, Germany and Turkey. In 2018, trio won 2nd place at the Bohuslav Martinů competition in Prague, and in 2019 they performed solo with the North Bohemian Philharmonic in Teplice. Between 2020 – 2022 he was a member of the group of first violins of the orchestra of the National Theater in Prague, and since 2021 he has been working as concertmaster at the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc.