Vladimir Acimovic was born in Niš (Serbia) in 2002. He received his first piano lessons at the age of seven and was taught at the Niš Music School in the class of Prof. Suzana Mardikiyan-Novakovic.
He is currently studying with Prof. Milana Chernyavska at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. He is also a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, where he regularly takes part in the intensive weeks and activities of the Music Academy. This enables him to work with professors such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Pavel Gililov, Milana Chernyavska and Arie Vardi. He attended other masterclasses with Arbo Valdma, Kemal Gekic and Bruno Canino. He also took piano courses with famous Bulgarian piano professors such as Milena Kurteva and Ilia Tchernaev.
Just a few months after starting to play the piano, he won his first international prizes, including the 1st prize at the international piano competition in Šabac (Serbia, 2010 and 2011), the Grand Prix at the international competition “Isola del Sole” in Grado (Italy, 2010), the 1st prize at the national competition in Belgrade (2011 and 2017), the 1st prize at the international competition for young musicians “Ohrid Pearls” in Ohrid (Macedonia, 2012), the 1st prize at the international competition “New Pianists” in Sofia (Bulgaria, 2014), the 1st prize at the international competition “Craiova Piano” in Craiova (Romania, 2015), the 1st prize and the special prize for the best performance of Claude Debussy’s work at international piano competition “Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte” in Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic, 2015), the 1st prize at the international competition for young pianists in Niš (Serbia, 2010 and 2016) and the 2nd prize at the international piano competition “Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial” in Novi Sad (Serbia, 2016). In 2019 he was awarded the 1st prize at the 4th international piano competition for young pianists “Merci, Maestro!” in Brussels (Belgium).
Vladimir Acimovic has performed in Bulgaria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia and the Czech Republic. He gave recitals at the international festivals “Constantinus” and “Nimus” in Niš, in the Liechtenstein National Museum, in the Kolarac cultural centre in Belgrade, in the concert hall of the symphony orchestra and the synagogue of Niš and all major cities in Serbia. He gave his first concert with orchestra at the age of 10 in one of the most renowned concert halls in Serbia, the Great Hall of the Kolarac Foundation, and in the Royal Palace in Belgrade together with the Amoroso Chamber Orchestra and the conductor Milena Injac. He played as a soloist with the Niš Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniele Moles and with the ArtLink string orchestra. As a representative of the Serbian Ministry of Culture, he appeared as a soloist with the Presidential Orchestra of the Russian Federation under the direction of Anton Orlov in the concert hall of the Great Kremlin Palace, in St. George Hall and at the Melodika Pokoleniy Festival in Moscow. Vladimir Acimovic is the winner of the “Constantinus Prize 2012”, which is awarded to the most promising musicians under the age of 18 and is also a scholarship holder of the Fund for Young Talents of the Republic of Serbia. He has also received the “Dositeja Prize” from the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as the Prize of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, which is awarded to up-and-coming young talents in Serbia for their achievements in the field of culture.
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