Momir Novakovic is classical accordionist of Serbian origin, based in Estonia. Momir is known as a soloist and chamber musician who performed in various festivals and occasions across the world. He is currently teaching accordion at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre as well as in Lasnamäe music school in Tallinn. Momir has won over 40 awards in international music competitions. In 2008 he won the Coupe Mondiale competition for classical accordion in Glasgow, Scotland and took the 2nd place on the international accordion competition “Città di Castelfidardo” in Italy, which are the highlights of his competition carrier. Momir has graduated with distinction from Serbia’s most prestigious accordion high school, Kragujevac Music School, studying in the class of Miljan Bjeletic. At Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, he gained the title of Master in Arts of Music with professor Leslaw Skorski.
Momir Novakovic’s artistic formation was supported by the Fritz Gerber foundation from Basel and by HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. He was part of many ensembles, including the distinctive Trio Ambassador with violin and cello, and has collaborated with several composers of modern classical music such as Nadir Vassena, Wolfgang Rhim, Alisson Kruusmaa, Elo Masing, Mattias Steinhauer, Giovanni Santini, Alessio Sabella, Tamara Basaric and others. Momir Novakovic has premiered many contemporary music works for accordion and he is currently focused on enriching the Estonian original repertoire for classical accordion. He is artistic director and co-founder of the Accordionfest Estonia, an international event that gathers world’s top tier accordionists every year in Tallinn. Momir Novakovic performs with the accordion model “Extreme X” that has been made for him by Scandalli Accordions in Castelfidardo, Italy.