LJUBISA JOVANOVIC acquired his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Belgrade under the mentorship of Prof. Miodrag Azanjac. He had further training with Prof. Christian Lardé in Paris where he received his Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste in 1983. After that he has established a long-lasting collaboration with Aurèle Nicolet, one of the greatest musicians and flute pedagogues of the 20th century. He has performed at all the major festivals in the former Yugoslavia, as well as in France, Switzerland, Italy, China, Austria, Germany, Russia, Romania, Great Britain, Algeria, Finland, Denmark, Ukraine, South Africa, Norway and Argentina.
Ljubisa Jovanovic won the First Prize for Interpretation at the at the International Review of Composers in Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad in 1992 and in Belgrade in 1998, Golden Link award for artistic achievements in 1992, the Annual Award of the Serbian Musical Artists Association, the same year, as well as the Belgrade Cultural Fund Award for the best concerts in Belgrade in 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992. He also received the Golden Medal in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (1998) and the University of Arts Silver Medal for his merits in improvement of the teaching process (2000), the City of Belgrade Award for 2008 & 2013, the St. Sava National Award (2009), as well as the Aleksandar Pavlovic Award and the Serbian Composers Association Award for the year 2017.
He is a permanent member of the Ensemble for New Music and the trio Anima. Since 2006, he has been continuously collaborating with the pianist Aleksandar Serdar. He has held master classes in Germany, Argentina, Italy, Ukraine, Norway, China, South Africa, Romania, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Ljubisa Jovanovic has performed with some of the most prominent flute players of our times: Aurèle Nicolet, Irena Grafenauer, Emmanuel Pahud, Michel Debost, Christian Lardé. He has recorded more than 50 CDs. In the course of over 30 years of artistic activities, he has given more than 80 first-run performances of solo compositions and chamber music by Serbian authors.
For 25 years he was a solo flautist at the Belgrade Opera & Ballet Orchestra (1978-88), Serbian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra (1988-’89) and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-2004). He has been working at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade since 1994, now in the position of a full professor of flute. From 2002 to 2009 he was a Vice-Dean for Artistic and Scientific Work and International Cooperation at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He is the founder and the president of the professional ensemble Camerata Serbica (2004). Since 2010, he has been the artistic director and conductor of the Lola Classic ensembles, and in 2013 he founded the BUNT festival. Ljubisa Jovanovic is an artistic director and conductor of the Children’s Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the artist of the “Haynes Flutes”, along with the flautists such as James Galway and Emmanuel Pahud.