Aleksandar Serdar was born in 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated in 1988 from the “Art Acadmy of Novi Sad” , and received in 1992 his Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where he studied with Leon Fleisher for five years. Later and continued studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the Academy of Santa Ceilia in Rome. Aleksandar Serdar won several international awards including Monza, Carlo Zecchi, Vercelli-Italy, Palm Beach and Cincinnati in the USA , Arthur Rubinstein in Tel Aviv (4th prize).. Aleksandar Serdar played in Italy (Conservatory hall in Milano, Palermo, Venezia, Roma, Bari,Trento, Reggio, Torino),Unoted States (namely Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Washington DC), France (Paris-Musee d’Orsay,Auditorium du Louvre, Theatre du Chatelet, Nice, Lion, Orleon, Marseil, Toulouse, and Festivals such as La Roque d’Antheron, Sully sur Loire, St.Riquier, Piano Jacobin, Radio France Montpelier), Switzerland (at the prestigious Zurich Tonehalle), Russia (at the Saint Peterbourg festival and Moscow), Israel, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia (in Ljubljana, Bled Festival, Celje, Velenje, Gorizia), Croatia (Zagreb and Dubrovnik Summer Festival), Brazil, Peru, Portugal (Lisabon festival Folles Journeaus),Maroco, Lebanon (Bustani Festival in Beirut),Thailand, Japan,Canada,Luxembourg, Germany (Munich, Nurmberg, Hamburg-Schwlesi Holstain festival, ). Aleksandar Serdar played with such orchestras as the Dresden Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Slovenian Radio Orchestra, Sophia Philharmonic, San Jose Philharmonic, Cincinnati Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Belgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Athens Philharmonic,Vancouver Island Symphony, Saint Peterbourg Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orcestra of Santa Cecilia and conductors such as Marcello Viotti, Erich Kunzel, Emil Tabakov, Mendi rodan, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Milan Natchev, Jeansuk Kahidze. Aleksandar Serdar’s CD,released by EMI Classics, in 1988 arouse strong interest from promoters and the press. His second double disc has been released in Louxembourg in December 2004. He has recorded recently a first CD for the Serbian discographic house PGP with Barock repertoire. His next release is a Brahms , concerto no.2 with Belgrade Radio Orchestra. From 1999 Aleksandar Serdar is a senior professor at the Academy for music in Belgrade and appears as a jyry member at the national and international piano competitions. “Aleksandar Serdar is clearly thoughtful musician with imagination and personality” - Gramophone, February 1999.
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