Kosmos Ensemble Spring tour 2019 featuring Milos Milivojevic on accordion

Kosmos Ensemble

Tour Dates Spring 2019

KOSMOS ENSEMBLE
Harriet Mackenzie ~ violin

Meg Hamilton ~ viola

Miloš Milivojević ~ classical accordion

Apologies for not having been able to include the tour’s April dates in last months newsletter which for a change, was early.  Here are the res of the tour dates.

To celebrate over 10 years playing together, Kosmos are preparing to make a disc of studio recordings featuring favourite iconic tunes that have been extremely popular with audiences across the UK and Europe.

Please keep an eye out for their future news if you would like to be actively involved in the next Kosmos recording. They will invite you to collaborate with us through the online Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.

18th May 2019, 9.30pm,
Late-night concert
Sacconi Quartet’s Festival in Folkestone
Quarterhouse, Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent

1st June, 2019
Music Nairn, Scotland

5th June, 1.30pm 2019,
Bridgewater Hall (Barbirolli Room)
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
22nd September
Ripon International Festival

10th October, 2019
Little Missensden Festival, Buckinhamshire

19th October, 7.30pm 2019
Newton Abbot Music Societ

3rd November2019
Balliol College, Oxford

16th November 2019
Weston Music Society,
Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire, SG4 7DJ

4th December, 2019, 7.30pm
Bideford Music Society

7th December, 2019
Ayr Music Club, Scotland
 

 

 

Milos Milivojevic on accordion – London Tango Quintet – St Peter’s Church, Chiswick, London March 15th 2019

London Tango Quintet

March is the month of Tango!

After their sold-out 2018 concert the London Tango Quintet return to St Peter’s Church for an evening of sumptious tango classics by Piazzolla, Salgan and more.

Seating is cabaret style at tables with ample room for any tango dancers who feel like taking to the floor.

Beer, wine and soft-drinks are available.

Details

St Peter’s Church
Southfield Road
Chiswick
London
W4 1BB
England

Tickets

Prices: £17.49 – £20.00
Booking line: 07973343314
Book Tickets

Programme

Astor Piazzolla – Escualo
Osvaldo Pugliese – La Yumba
Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion
Astor Piazzolla – Milonga del Angel
Astor Piazzolla – Michelangelo ’70
Astor Piazzolla – Libertango
Astor Piazzolla – Adios Nonino

Performers

Craig Ogden – guitar
Milos Milivojevic – accordion
David Juritz – Violin
David Gordon – piano
Richard Pryce – double bass

 

Tickets: https://www.classicalevents.co.uk/concerts/st-peters-church-chiswick/15-march-2019/19-30/the-london-tango-quintet-in-concert

Accordionist Žika Nikolić – It all began with a small, red Russian accordion – New on-line Interview

Živorad Nikolić

Živorad Nikolić gives a rare interview

It is rare indeed to see Živorad “Žika” Nikolić giving an on line interview even though he’s a hard working accordionist of the highest level living in London and enriching the London music scene with his eclectic mix of musical specialisations, after having settled from his native Serbia and having studied accordion at the Royal Academy of Music. He teaches and also performs solo as a classical accordionist as well as in quite a few ensembles including Paprika alongside his friend and fellow accordionist Milos Milivojević (specialising in Balkan traditional music), the Fugata Quintet (who specialise in Piazzolla and Tango) and She’koyokh who play eastern European and Klezmer music. For accordion anoraks who enjoy such details Žika plays an instrument which has a B griff button system in the right-hand but a C griff button system in the left-hand free-bass.  The story goes that when his parents were looking for a free bass accordion to buy from him, that was the accordion they found so he learned to play the two different systems with out giving it a second thought.

The interview has some wonderful video musical excerpts where you can hear him at his very best playing and even singing with various ensembles. Enjoy.

http://www.ebritic.com/?p=743704&fbclid=IwAR2XFOpv3nzexY1dsTZietwSqfx2YJleKOGrfA7Gg9iZ3Uc0fU2T4qJ04fc

 

A first solo accordion CD from Miloš Milivojević! Accord for life

Miloš Milivojević - Accord for life - CD

A long-awaited first solo album by Miloš Milivojević is released by Nimbus

ZZ Music is so pleased to present Accord for life this outstanding new album by one of the world’s top accordionists. Miloš Milivojević was part of Owen Murray’s golden generation of accordion students at the Royal Academy of Music in the early 21st century when he studied there after arriving from that other hotbed of accordion talent, Serbia, and has since been very active both in his adopted home city of London and all over the world. The album is well worth the wait. It’s beautifully recorded and played on Milivojević’s super Pigini Nova classical accordion which he has recently acquired.  It is programmed much like a live concert taking us on a journey from the accordion’s popular transcription works of major Baroque composers like Bach and Scarlatti, rarer transcription works from the Romantic period with composers like Mendelssohn and Sarasate and then on to contemporary works by Vlasov, Angelis and Semenov. The Sarasate is saved though for the finale with the blistering Tarantella rounding off what is a really enjoyable and excellent album and shows what a mature musician Milivojević is, with extraordinary technical ability, sensitivity and good taste.

We wish him well with this wonderful classical accordion album and he deserves success as it is rare that one finds one so talented, seriously dedicated and musical in his playing and yet so humble, fun and easy-going in person.

1.  Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor, K. 1
2.  Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F Major, K. 44
3.  Domenico Scarlatti Sonata F Sharp Minor, K. 25
4.  Felix Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in D Minor, Op. 65, No. 6: I. Chorale and Variations
5.  Johann Sebastian Bach Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
6.  Viktor Vlasov Five Views on Gulag State: I. A zone
7.  Viktor Vlasov Five Views on Gulag State: II. A stage – Marcia Funebre
8.  Viktor Vlasov Five Views on Gulag State: III. Thieves
9.  Viktor Vlasov Five Views on Gulag State: IV. Wood Cutting Area
10. Viktor Vlasov Five Views on Gulag State: V. Criminal authority and creep
11. Franck Angelis Interieur
12. Viacheslav Semenov Don Rhapsodie, No. 2: II. second movement
13. Pablo de Sarasate Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43
Milos Milivojevic and his Pigini Nova

A busy year ahead for accordionist Milos Milivojevic and The Kosmos Ensemble

Kosmos Ensemble

Milos Milivojevic and the Kosmos Ensemble concert dates right through to October 2019

So great to see Milos Milivojevic and the Kosmos Ensemble doing so well both nationally and internationally. They are a wonderfully inspirational group of excellent musicians and are well worth hearing if you have not yet managed to catch one of their concerts.

Upcoming Kosmos Concerts:
Please click on the underlined links for more details

2018

5th  July, 7.30pm, 2018
Festival of Chichester
Headline concert at Chichester Cathedral with Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Gibbons, featuring the triple concerto written by Errollyn Wallen for Kosmos

1st  August, 2018, 7.45pm
St Mary’s Church Rotherhithe, London
TunedIn Series, London

7th August, 7.30pm 2018
Church Stretton Festival, Shropshire

Spain:
​18th August 2019,
Iglesia de la Encarnación de Atxuri, Bilbao
19th  August 2019, Vitoria

15th September 2018
Curry Rivel Music Club Somerset

23rd  September 2018
Tintern Abbey Festival ,Wales
Kosmos perform Errollyn Wallen’s triple concerto written for them with the Welsh Chamber Orchestra and Anthony Hose conducting.

23rd – 27th September 2018
Recording of third album, for Nimbus records, at Wyastone Estate, Monmouthshire

7-9th November
Leamington Music evening concert
and daytime outreach concerts
http://www.leamingtonmusic.org/

15th  November, 2018, 1pm
lunchtime concert at St John’s Smith Square, London
https://www.sjss.org.uk/

16th  November, 2018, 7.30pm
Salisbury Arts Centre
https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/

6th  December, 2018  7.30pm 
Cambridge,  New Europe Society (venue tbc)
neweurope.org.uk

13th  December 2018, 7.30pm
Canterbury Music Society
http://www.canterburymusicclub.com/

2019

18th  January, 2019
West Kilbride Music, Scotland

9th March, 2019
Ackworth Music Society, West Yorkshire,
www.ackworthconcertsociety.co.uk/

13th  March, 2019
Saddleworth Concerts Society tbc

22nd  March, 7.30pm, 2019
Stockbridge Music, Hampshire

1st  – 9th  April, 2019
Tour of Scotland
including Newtonmore, Glencoe, Isle of Eigg and Skye with concerts and outreach.

5th June 1.30pm, 2019
Bridgewater Hall, Barbirolli Room, Manchester

17th – 24th  June 2019
Tour of Scotland
Scottish tour including concerts at Lyth Arts Centre and Nairn Music Club.

19th October , 7.30pm, 2019
Newton Abbott Music Society

Milos Milivojevic – September Accordion Concerts 2016

Milos Milivojevic and his Pigini Nova

Classical accordionist Milos Milovojevic starts off his international Autumn concert season with three Concerts in September.  Sporting his brand new amazing Pigini Nova accordion Milos will enthral accordion lovers with an evening of very fine music making, teaming up first with violinist Maria Oldak, then violinist  Lizzie Ball and finally with Cellist Linda Lin.

22nd September, 7.30pm
Opole Music Festival
Solo recital and chamber music with violinist Maria Oldak

23rd September, 7.30pm
Music at Malling, Kent, UK
Recital with violinists Lizzie Ball
http://musicatmalling.com/

29th September, 7.30pm
Giez Music Festival, Switzerland
Giez Castle
Solo recital and chamber music with cellist Linda Lin
http://giezfestival.com/