Award-winning Serbian born Miloš Milivojević was described as ‘a hurricane of imaginative invention’ in The Times. His versatility as a musician performing different genres including classical, tango and world music, has ensured he is internationally in demand. Milivojević has won first prize at international accordion competitions in Germany (Klingental), France (Grand Prix), Italy (Castelfidardo) and Denmark (Diremose Prisen).
Milivojević studied with Vojin Vasović and Radomir Tomić in Serbia and was awarded a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, studying with Professor Owen Murray. During his studies, he became the first accordionist to win the RAM Club Prize and was the winner of the prestigious Derek Butler London Prize at the Wigmore Hall, contested by students from all four of the London conservatoires. At graduation, he was awarded a Distinction and the Vice Principal’s Special Prize.
Milivojević has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sydney Opera House and Muziekgebouw. He has given recitals at many prestigious classical and world music festivals across the globe.
Having worked with leading opera companies including Opera North and Opera Holland Park, in 2017 he performed Brett Dean’s new opera Hamlet with Glyndebourne Opera touring production. In 2022, Miloš performed in Graeae Theatre and the BBC Concert Orchestra’s production of Errollyn Wallen’s groundbreaking opera The Paradis Files which was recorded for BBC Radio 3. In 2018 and 2019 he appeared with the BBC Singers and Rias Kammerchor and has given accordion masterclasses in Serbia, Portugal and Scotland.
Live broadcasts include BBC Radio, Classic FM, ABC and the Serbian national radio and television networks. Milivojević is a member of the London Tango Quintet, Kosmos Ensemble, AccordDuo and the Balkan group Paprika. He regularly performs with guitarist Craig Ogden and violinist David Juritz.
In 2014, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his contribution to music. He is an official artist and exclusively performs on Pigini Accordions.
Milivojević’s debut solo CD Accord for Life is available on Nimbus.
Photo by Alejandro Tamagno