ACCORDION TRIO “ASSAHRA”

Program:
1. Jukka Tiensuu – …Mutta…
2. Herman Rechberger – Assahra
3. Leon Boellman – Gotska svita
4. Astor Piacola – Balet Tango
5. Vladimir Zolotarjov – Rondo Capriciosso

Accordion trio “ASSAHRA” consists of Aleksandar Stefanovic, Damir Odobasic and Luka Lopicic. They are the first year doctoral students at the chamber music department of the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. They performed together in numerous concerts in Serbia (Belgrade, Sabac, Kragujevac, Cacak, Raska, Valjevo)  but the most distinguished is the concert named „Fenomen harmonika” (“Phenomenon accordion”) which was held at „Kolarčeva zaduzbina“ in June last year. This concert was organised by Jugokoncert and nominated for the concert of the year in Serbia. It was recorded and broadcasted on Radio Belgrade III. One of the most significant performances took place on November 10th last year at the 22nd  International review of composers “Step into the unusual”. Composition “Still nature” written by Matija Andjelkovic and dedicated to the trio „ASSAHRA“  was premiered at this concert. Ensemble performs actively in the Serbian art music scene promoting the accordion in the world of art music. In April this year they took part in the Republic chamber music competition and won the first prize (100 points). They were declared laureates of the entire competition. They also performed at the „Boljsoj festival“ on Mokra Gora (Mecavnik) organized by Mr. Emir Kusturica and Gazprom where they were declared laureates again. They work closely with the student organization „KULT” whose aim is to provide support for talented young people in showing their artistic achievements. By the end of this year they will have a series of solo concerts and performances at the festivals throughout Serbia and a tour in Switzerland ( Zurich, Geneva).