Serbian born accordionist Miloš Milivojević is a first prizewinner at International Competitions in Germany, France, Italy and Denmark, and in July 2007 he became the first accordionist ever to win the RAM Club Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. While studying at the RAM since 2002, he won the S & M Eyres Scholarship, the Louise Child Prize, Larry Adler Award, a Foundation Award and a Vice-Principal's Special Award. In March 2008, Miloš Milivojević was the Winner of the prestigious Derek Butler London Prize at the Wigmore Hall.
Milos made his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room in January 2004 where he performed World Premiere by Anthony Gilbert, commissioned by the Park Lane Group. His performance was enthusiastically received by the music critics
Miloš has also performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, St John Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields and St James Piccadilly, University of London Senate House, Holywell Music Room, National Portrait Gallery, St Paul Church Covent Garden, Colston Hall Bristol, Keble College Oxford, and has performed at the Foundation Day awards ceremony in front of HRH The Princess Royal.
Internationally, he performed in Russia, Slovenia, Hungary, Iceland, Serbia and Montenegro, Canary Islands as well as Australia. He also gave live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Serbian National Radio and television network.
Zivorad Nikolic was born in 1983 in Kragujevac,Serbia.At the age of seven he joined the Miloje Milojevic School of Music as a classical accordion player. While at the school Zivorad studied with Vesna djurdjevic, Radomir Tomic, Radenka Ristic and Snezana Vlastic.
He entered many national and international competitions in Serbia, France and Italy and has performed in concerts internationally, notably in Greece, Norway, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain and Canary Islands.
In 2002, Zivorad was accepted by the National Conservatory of Music in Marseille,France.In his first year in Marseille he received d’unanimite prize-Superior level award and was invited to play at Napoleon Palace in Marseille.He has graduated at the Royal academy of Music in 2009 where his teacher has been Owen Murray.
Zivorad performed in venues such as St.Martin in the Fields, St.Johns Smith Square,National Library, at the various festivals including Plimouth and Norfolk & Norwich Festival as AccordDuo together with Milos Milivojevic and many others. He is also the member of Fugata Quintet.
He has played in the “Fidler on the Roof” show at the Crucible Theatre in Shefield and his recent performances include the Channel 4 recording for the Tiger aspects documentary “How Music Works” and live session for the BBC.