Jovan Pavlovic (born 20. june 1975 in Belgrade, Serbia) is a composer and one of Norway’s most acclaimed and active professional accordionists. As he has all through his career, Jovan works actively towards developing musical relations and exchanges between Norway, Palestine and Balkan countries (Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia). Jovan was entitled “the 2010 artist of the year” by The County of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, for outstanding merits in the field of work and information-informing the public about world music (world music).
Pavlovic holds a classical music degree from Trondheim Conservatory of Music, with specialization in Romani music from Balkans and Eastern Europe, and a title of three-time Yugoslav Classical Accordion Champion. He also engaged into studying jazz music with special emphasis on improvisation.
Of his own ensembles, most accredited are Bengalo from Trondheim and the “No Border Orchestra” project that counts with Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian and Norwegian musicians. Pavlovic is also active with the “Urban Tunélls Klezmerband” (since 2005) and with the “Rasmus Og Verdens Beste Band”. With the latest, Jovan has received two Spellemansprisen (Norwegian prize for quality records) for best children’s album of the year: the first one in 2007 (with album “Kyssing E Hæsli”) and in 2010 (with the album “Puppan te papa”).
Jovan has regular musical engagements for Trøndelag Teater, Jazzlinja (NTNU), Trondheim Solistene, Trondheim Symfoniorkester and Rikskonsertene.