The Baroque Room
Lunchtime Concert Series: Classical Guitar Giants
Admission is FREE
Momcilo Moma Aleksandric, guitar
Join us for a concert which will present the most iconic classical guitar pieces by Britten, Milano, Sor, Llobet, D’Angelo and Ginastera. If you want to hear something new and unique do not miss this opportunity.
PROGRAM (selected from)
Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal op.70 after John Dowland
Francesco Canova da Milano: Fantasia no.13
Fernando Sor: Largo non tanto op.7
Miguel Llobet: Variations on a theme of Fernando Sor op.15
Nuccio D’Angelo: Due Canzoni Lidie
Leo Brouwer: Escape of the Lovers from the Valley of the Echoes
Alberto Ginastera: Sonata for Guitar
Momcilo Moma Aleksandric is a Serbian guitarist who is the first prize winner of the 2018
Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Competition and the 2018 Southern Guitar Festival
Ensemble Competition. He is one of the most distinctive guitarists of the new generation who is equally devoted to solo and chamber music guitar performance, interdisciplinary artistic collaboration, various directions in guitar research, guitar teaching, as well as the organization of prominent artistic events.
Only in 2018, Momcilo became a prize winner at the Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar
Symposium in China, Miami International GuitART Festival in Florida, Guitar Foundation of
America Ensemble Competition in Kentucky, Southern Guitar Festival Ensemble Competition in South Carolina, as well as the Rising Guitar Stars Program of the University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival. Among many successful performances, he played two solo concerts in The Baroque Room in Saint Paul (Minnesota). While playing in Belgrade Guitar Duo with a Serbian guitarist Filip Zivanovic, he gave a successful performance at the Classical Guitarathon of the Minnesota Guitar Society. In November this year, Momcilo will give a concert, teach a master-class and be a jury member at the Thailand International Guitar Festival in Bankok.
Momčilo is among the distinctive guitarists who aim to merge classical guitar performance with various pieces of research in music theory and musicology. He presented his research papers and lecture-recitals on Fernando Sor, Miguel Llobet, Benjamin Britten and Leo Brouwer at the Florida International University (2018), University of Indianapolis (Indiana, 2017), University of Cincinnati (Ohio, 2017), Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (China, 2018), etc.
Momcilo is also very active in the field of guitar education. He teaches individual and group lessons as a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota. In honor of his teaching achievements, he has been awarded the University of Minnesota Libraries grant to create the first University of Minnesota Textbook for guitar that will be published by this institution.
Momcilo has been a participant of one of the last projects in which the legendary North American experimental artist Pauline Oliveros took part ‒ an interdisciplinary project funded by the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study. He is also an active member of the interdisciplinary collaborative group Improvising Ecosystems, where he pursued the research-creative-collaborations on Lake Superior in Duluth, the Mississippi River, as well as the Hubachek Research Center in Boundary Waters. He has been invited to join one of the “5x5” interdisciplinary groups with the prominent professors from the University of Minnesota, funded by the Institute for Advanced Study.
As the initial creator and co-founder of the Belgrade Guitar District non-profit organization, Momcilo has participated in the organization of four concert seasons, with the aim of promoting classical guitar and young Serbian guitarists at the most prominent concert halls in Belgrade. He also contributed to the creation of various music videos of performances of less-known guitar repertoire. These videos are promoted on the Belgrade Guitar District YouTube channel.
Momcilo studied guitar with prominent Serbian professors Dragan Nikolić, Milkica Ponjavić, Aleksandar Hadži-Đorđević, Srđan Tošić and Maja Radovanlija. He also studied chamber music with a prominent Serbian professor Tea Dimitrijevic.