AccordDuo

Milos Milivojevic and Zivorad Nikolic

Serbian Accordionists Miloš Milivojević and Živorad Nikolić have played together for more then 20 years. As best friends, they enjoyed playing this wonderfully expressive, extremely sophisticated and increasingly popular instrument. AccordDuo is focusing on original works, masterful arrangements for classical accordion as well as Eastern European music and Argentinian Tango.

While studying at the Royal Academy of Music they have performed concerts across UK and appearances at the festivals include: Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Devizes and Deal Festival. Since 2009 they have been selected to perform for Yehudi Menuhin’s charitable scheme “Live Music Now!” which supports young musicians of all genres at the outset of their professional careers while making high quality live music as widely accessible as possible.

Recent highlights include live performance for the BBC Radio 2 programme Friday Night Is Music Night as well as concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, with Eastern European group called Paprika, whose members originate from Romania, Serbia, and UK. Group combines traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and classical music. Milos and Zivorad toured with Paprika extensively across the Europe, Australia and New Zealand, performing regularly at the WOMAD Festivals in UK, Spain, Canary Islands, Abu Dhabi and WOMADelaide. Highlights included concerts at Royal Festival Hall Ballroom, Royal Albert Hall Ignite Series, The Studio at the Sydney Opera House, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Serbia’s international EXIT festival.