BIOGRAPHY

Momčilo (Moma) Aleksandrić is a classical guitarist from Serbia (Southeastern Europe). After graduating with a degree in classical guitar performance at the University of Belgrade in 2014 under the mentorship of professor Srđan Tošić, he devoted himself to conceptualize and co-found the Belgrade Guitar District non-profit organization. Belgrade Guitar District has become a movement dedicated to promoting emerging artists from Serbia and beyond that nowadays counts more than 10,000 followers on Facebook and YouTube platforms worldwide and has organized five concert seasons in Belgrade.



After establishing the Belgrade Guitar District, in 2016 Moma moved to the United States to pursue his dream of sharing his classical guitar performances worldwide. Soon he was able to give his contributions to prominent events in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and Latin America. He was involved in events such as the 2019 Hong Kong Altamira International Guitar Symposium, 2019 University of Melbourne International Guitar Conference, 2019 Costa Rica’s Universidad Nacional Artist Series, 2019 ShenZhen Fuge International Guitar Week, 2018 Thailand International Guitar Festival, 2018 Miami International GuitART Festival, 2017 University of Cincinnati’s HumanitiesNOW Conference, and many more.

 

He pursued a secondary concentration in musicology during his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota under the mentorship of Serbian professor Maja Radovanlija, where he explored topics such as Ancient Egyptian music iconography, European and American musical minimalisms, and Serbian traditional tavern music. His desire to provoke artists to think differently about relevant artistic and classical guitar subjects is ever present. In 2019 the Guitar Foundation of America’s Soundboard Journal published his article in which he offers an alternative understanding of Miguel Llobet’s Variaciones Sobre un Tema de Sor.

 

He is currently teaching students at Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis (USA) and Kramer’s School of Music in Eden Prairie (USA). He plays on a double top “Altamira N3” classical guitar made by a Chinese luthier Hanson Yao.