Vienna-based accordionist Nikola Djoric is considered one of the greatest talents in his field in Austria. Thanks to his great musical devotion and expression on stage, he has already been described as an “accordion poet” (Basellandschaftliche Zeitung).
Nikola Djoric studied with Svetlana Kravchenko, Jovica Djordjevic, and then Grzegorz Stopa at the Vienna Conservatory and graduated in 2013 with the Master of Arts.
Since then he has set himself the task of clearing away old reservations about his instrument and rather inspiring new and never before perceived hues in works ranging from Bach to Beethoven, Mozart and Scarlatti with the sound spectrum of the accordion.
In various musical formations (among others with Ensemble Wien (Vienna Philharmonic), with cellist Ana Topalovic (Duo-Arcord) with Signum Saxophone Quartet as well with the singer Juliette Mars (Vienna State Opera) he performed on international stages, such as the Philharmonie in Cologne, Musikverein in Vienna and at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn and convinced both the audience and the critics of his musical excellence.
He also played with orchestras such as the “Orchestra Classica St. Petersburg”, the “Young Symphony Orchestra Moscow”, the “Philharmonic Orchestra Irkutsk” and the “Upper Austrian Youth Symphony Orchestra” under conductors such as Ilmar Lapinsch, Vasili Valitov, Alexander Vikulov, Vasilis Tziatzianis and Tobias Wögerer.
Important competitive achievements in his career are, among others, the first prize of the Fidelio University competition at Vienna Conservatory in 2009 and 2011. This competition offers high visibility in Austria and leads to numerous international engagements.
Contemporary music is also of great interest to him. He works with many composers and has performed premieres of works by Johanna Doderer, Akos Banlaky, Gabrielle Proy, Margareta Ferek-Petrić, Armin Sanayei, Marc Frieden, Ricardo Tovar, Elzbieta Wiedner-Zajac, Adrian Artacho, Wen Liu, Alexander Chernyshikov and Lukas Neudinger.
Photo: Nancy Horowitz