Ljubinko Lazić, principal
Orchestra member since 2006.
I take special pride in the double bass and its potentials, which I am constantly exploring. I am also proud of being a member of the international double bass quartet Basiona Amoroza, with which I have appeared on four continents in more than 600 concerts.
When I am not playing the double bass, I enjoy the nature and its offerings. I also take pleasure in the family business – production of honey, wine and rakija. I play the tamboura, I have my own music school in Stara Pazova and Vojka, my birthplace…
Ljubinko Lazić, double bass soloist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, was born in 1979. He received his musical training in Novi Sad, Cetinje, Munich and Zurich. During the studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich with Klaus Trumpf, he participated, as a soloist and chamber musician, in many competitions and festivals around the world. He triumphed at the International Double Bass Competition in the Czech Republic, he was a laureate of the iPalpiti International Chamber Orchestra, in Hollywood, USA, a participant of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Buenos Aires Tango Festival, Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Stavanger Festival in Norway. As a member of the double bass quartet Bassiona Amorosa, he won the European Quartet Prize in 2003. Upon completing his postgraduate course in Munich, he worked for several seasons in the Zurich Opera and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, with which he still plays today, while his other engagements include the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Justus Frantz Philharmonia of the Nations, Orchestra of the Musical Youth of Slovenia, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, symphony orchestras from Bad Reichenhall, Passau, Augsburg and Würzburg.
As a soloist, Ljubinko has appeared with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, chamber orchestras from Munich, Heilbronn and Osnabruck, the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra and the Perm Opera Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with many internationally acclaimed musicians, including Placido Domingo, and Maxim Vengerov.
Having finished primary and secondary music schools, where he studied the tamboura with Prof. Galina Subotin, Ljubinko Lazić earned the degree of the first graduate tamboura musician. His achievements include twelve CDs recorded with the Bassiona Amorosa, a trilogy with the ensemble Beltango, a trio with Nemanja Bogunović, a one-year participation in the making of a 90-minute documentary on the quartet members, which was successfully shown in many cinemas around the world, more than six hundred concerts, numerous radio and TV appearances, as well as a CD of selected music for tamboura and piano.