Watching and listening to this young talent is out of this world.
/ HRAudio /
Vienna-based Serbian accordionist Bogdan Laketic was born in 1994 and is one of the most active accordionists of his generation. Bogdan is a dynamic chamber musician and member of multiple ensembles of different musical styles. With his Duo Aliada, he pushes the limits of his instrument’s possibilities, regularly performing challenging transcriptions of works written for piano and even full orchestra. Additionally he is an active performer of contemporary music, having worked with such established composers as Wolfgang Rihm and Isabel Mundry. He actively cooperates with young composers and has contributed to the accordion repertoire by premiering more than fifteen works.
He has performed in over 30 countries at festivals such as Wien Modern, Impuls Graz, Festival de musica de Morelia Mexiko, Chiloe Concertante Festival, Summerwinds Festival, Musical Olympus Festival, Johor Bahru Festival, European Arts Forum, Brückenfestival, Alpenarte Festival, Ohrid Summer Festival to name a few. Bogdan has played in some of the most important concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein Wien, Tonhalle Zürich, Teatro Del Lago Chile, Hermitage Theater St. Petersburg, Kolarac Belgrade, Katsushika Symphony Hills Tokyo and ORF Radiokulturhaus.
It is a ‘now an 100%’ music making, which absolutely captivates the listener. Fantastic!
/ Remy Franck - President of ICMA /
In 2013, as a member of Duo Aliada, he won a Grand Prix at the 12th Fidelio Wettbewerb, chamber music competition held in Vienna. Consequently he was named “2014 Artist of the year” sponsored by HFP Steuerberater Wien. He is also a prize winner at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition (USA). In 2011 he received a prize from the Serbian government for the artistic achievement of winning three national accordion competitions in a single year.
Bogdan has recorded albums with the Austrian ORF and German ARS Produktion. He is a regular member of a LIVE Music Now, an organisation founded by Yehudi Menuhin, which allows him to perform concerts with various ensembles.