Composer's Biography

Ljubomir Nikolic was born in Tuzla in 1976 where he gained elementary education in music, in a department for accordion of Primary music school. Ljubomir continues his education in “Isidor Bajic” music school in Novi sad, in the department for instrumentalists.

At that time he begins his studies in composing department of Academy of art in Novi Sad, at Professor Miroslav Statkic.

In the first year of his academy studies, he was awarded with “Student of generation” diploma. He gained the first prize award on a competition ‘Obzorja na Tisi’ in Novi Becej for his solo song Venus' triumph (Trijumf Venere).He also gained fourth place on World guitar competition (WGC) in Novi Sad for a composition Muse for guitar solo.Furthermore, he won two more prizes on Serbian national open competition for instruments, organized by eminent artist Nebojsa Zivkovic- the third prize for a composition Marimbophonia (Marimbophonia) for marimba solo, and the fifth prize for composition Kapi (Drops) for drum-set.

In the next two years he had been the chairman of “Art academy students union”, and within its work he successfully organizes lots of concerts of contemporary music.

Ljubomir Nikolic graduated in 2002 at professor Rajko Maksimovic.

Ljubomir Nikolić attended a workshop about electronic music held by the composer, Thomas Wells. Furthermore, he was a participant of the “South Oxford Street” workshop where he studied with Aleksandra Vrebalov, Michael Rose, Kala Pierson, Edward Ficklin and Daniel Sonnenberg. He also participated in a workshop held by the Irish composer, David Fennessey.

From among his more significant performances, the following should be mentioned: String quartet no. 2, performed by the TAJJ string quartet in January 2012. in Rome (Italy), the premier performance of a composition for two pianos entitled “Shadows” in New York (USA) performed by Michael Rose and Miori Sugiyama, as well as a choir piece, “If trees could walk” (based on a text written by Pero Zubac) which was performed by the choir “Bajic’s nightingales” in Bohn, Germany. He participated in the European project “Rivers of Europe” where he fulfilled the role of a composer and musician and where his music was performed throughout 8 countries in Europe.He also participated in a historical project (organized for the first time in this part of Europe) which included a concert from an orchestra of 30 harps where he contributed with two compositions, “Bulgarian woman” (originally: “Bugarka”) and “Serbian dance” (originally: “Srpska igra”) and which was organized within the framework of the 13th International festival of harps held in Belgrade in 2014.

Additionally, he also counts electronic music, as well as the mixture of electronic music and acoustic instruments among his fields of interest.   His works have been performed over 300 times, about 70 of those performances were done abroad. His music was published by the 'Phonofile' reccord company (digital online edition), additionally, a German publisher Ed. Europea Germany has published two printed editions of his works. His music was written about even in the New York Times (within the 'RIVE' project).                                                            

His compositions have been performed in famous music halls, such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment (Belgrade) and his pieces for percussions have been presented at the international convention for percussionists in the USA. His compositions have been performed in Italy, England, Poland, Romania, Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany and the USA.




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