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First Belgrade Baroque Academy was held in April of 2013, when a dozen young musicians explored the music of J.S. Bach, Purcell, and Monteverdi with two Serbian baroque music specialists - contralto Marijana Mijanovic, and baritone, harpsichordist and conductor Predrag Gosta. After the successful final concert, Gosta and Mijanovic continued their activities at the 2nd Academy, held in conjunction of the Belgrade Early Music Festival in June of 2013. This second project was even more ambitious - the presentation of a fully staged performance of Henry Purcell's operatic masterpiece "Dido and Aeneas". This performance also marked the first ever performance of a baroque opera on period instruments at the Belgrade National Theatre. The great success of this performance encouraged the artists to pursue their efforts in a systematic manner, with a hope for a permanent establishment of the BBA as a new educational organization in Serbia. Since then, over a dozen internationally recognized artists have taught at the BBA, training and nourishing young singers and period instrumentalists in the historical performance practice. Many students decided to pursue additional studies and develop their careers at the international conservatories overseas and various early music ensembles. While the Belgrade Baroque Academy has been growing and changing through the years, its goal remains the same - to train a new generation of musicians in the historically informed performance, and expand the early music movement...

From 2013 to 2020 total of 15 Baroque Academies have been organized. Past teachers included soprano Evelyn Tubb, contralto Marijana Mijanovic, harpsichordists Predrag Gosta, Ottaviano Tenerani, Dusan Toroman and Bojana Dimkovic,  baritone Christian Hilz,  baroque violinists Florian Deuter, Ilia Korol and Katarina Djordjevic, baroque trumpet players Siegfried Koch and Justin Bland, cornetto player Jeremy West, baroque cellist André Laurent O'Neil, baroque violist William Bauer, recorder and transverse flute player Karolina Bäter, lutenists Michael Fields and Darko Karajic,  baroque oboist Martino Noferi, and others.

Belgrade Baroque Academy has collaborated with institutions such as the New Belgrade Opera, the Austria Baroque Academy, the University of Bern, the Studio for Early Music, the Belgrade Early Music Festival and others. For its activities it has received grants from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Serbia, the InterMusica Foundation (Switzerland) and the Makris Fondation (USA). The Academy continues to exist under the direction of Predrag Gosta who is determined that the Academy is determined to be successful. Now it is on us to wait and see...
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