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Aleksandar Radulović, percussion

Orchestra member since 1 January 2010

 

I take special pride in the energy that my colleagues and I selflessly transmit to the audience of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra every Friday. I am also proud of the fact that the orchestra has significantly changed the way art is understood in Serbia.

 

I am the one who plays on 800 litres of water, wheel rims, lead plates, extraordinary instruments; I imitate birdsong, fossils, extreme weather. I am the one who whistles, bangs, jumps. I don’t feel uncomfortable about eating fire or juggling, either. I use rhythm to portray anything from the atmosphere in a Spanish tavern to a concert hall in Vienna.

 

 

Biography:

 

Aleksandar Radulović graduated from the Secondary Music School Mokranjac in 1999, where he studied theory of music. At the same time, he enrolled in the Music School Petar Konjović, where he studied percussions with Prof. S. Jović and Prof. I. Marjanović and graduated in 2004. In 2009, Aleksandar graduated at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, where he studied with M. Karlović and S. Palačković. He became a casual member of the Belgrade Philharmonic in 2005 and, in 2009, he was hired full time in this orchestra. Between 2008 and 2009, he was engaged by the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra in the position of the timpanist. He was the winner of several national competitions, as well as the laureate of the National Competition of Music and Ballet Students. In addition to the position in the Belgrade Philharmonic, Aleksandar is also a casual member of the RTS Symphony Orchestra, orchestra of the National Theatre in Belgrade, as well as of the Madlenianum Chamber Opera. Beside the classical orchestral music, Aleksandar Radulović is also active as a member of several popular music ensembles as the multi-percussionist. He performed Masson’s Konzertstück for snare drum and orchestra as a soloist with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, within the Bizarrte Cycle, season 2012/13.

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