Nenad Svilar

Orchestra member since 1980


I take special pride in being a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic. Up until sixteen years ago, I didn’t feel that way.


I am the best double bassist among guitar players and the best guitar player among double bassists. I am also a composer, an arranger, a painter, a pub musician, a passionate admirer of flamenco since Paco de Lucia turned up. I am skilled in repairs around the house and in the neighbourhood, always helping in any affair in my apartment building, and a good head of the household – I know how to make pickled vegetables and sauerkraut and all sellers at the Banjica farmers’ market know me by name. I know how to enjoy life. Long live hedonism!