Duo of two multiple award winning artists.
The violinist Volodja Balzalorsky and the pianist Aleksandar Serdar, both internationally acclaimed artists started to play together after meeting at Evmelia Festival in Greece in March 2015.
They successfully performed together at Festival Spectrum and Ljubljana
Summer Festival in Slovenia, Festival-Incontri Musicali Cividale in Italy,
The Kolarac Podium of Chamber Music in Belgrade, Serbia, Concerts
Clàssics L'Escala Empuries 2017 in Spain, and International Concert
Series Autonnomusicale Cosenza 2017. Highlights of the season 2017-
2018 will include Tour of the Duo Balzalorsky-Serdar in various
countries in Europe.
Pianist Aleksandar Serdar www.aleksandarserdar.com
won several international competition awards including the Monza, Carlo Zecchi and Vercelli in Italy, Palm Beach and Cincinnati in the USA and the 4th prize at the Arthur Rubinstein competition in Tel Aviv.
A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Aleksandar Serdar graduated from the Art Academy of Novi Sad and received his Master of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where he studied with Leon Fleisher for five years. Later he continued his studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Currently, Serdar is a Professor of Piano at Academy of Arts in Belgrade and at the Faculty of Arts in Nis, both in Serbia.
Aleksandar Serdar performed in Italy (Conservatory hall in Milano, Palermo, Venezia, Roma, Bari, Trento, Reggio, Torino), the United States (namely at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Washington DC), France (Paris-Musee d'Orsay, Auditorium du Louvre, Theatre du Chatelet, Nice, Lion, Orleon, Marseil, Toulouse and Festivals such as La Roque d'Antheron, Sully sur Loire, St. Riquier, Piano Jacobin, Radio France Montpelier), Switzerland (at the prestigious Zurich Tonehalle), Russia (at the Saint Petersburg festival and in Moscow), Israel, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia (in Ljubljana, Bled Festival, Celje, Gorizia), Croatia (Zagreb and Dubrovnik Summer Festival), Brazil, Peru, Portugal (Lisabon festival Folles Journeaus), Maroco, Lebanon (Bustani Festival in Beirut), Thailand, Japan, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany (Munich, Nuremberg, Hamburg-Schwlesi Holstain festival).
Aleksandar Serdar played with such orchestras as the Dresden Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Sophia Philharmonic, San Jose Philharmonic, Cincinnati Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Belgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Athens Philharmonic, Vancouver Island Symphony, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Santa Cecilia and with conductors Marcello Viotti, Erich Kunzel, Emil Tabakov, Mendi Rodan, Jean- Claude Casadesus, Milan Natchev and Jeansuk Kahidze.
Serdar's CD, released by EMI Classics, in 1988 arouse strong interest from promoters and the press. His second double disc has been released in Luxembourg in December 2004. He has recently recorded a first CD for the Serbian discographic house PGP with an all- Baroque repertoire.