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Born in Belgrade in 1970, Divna Ljubojevic is now in charge of the “Melodi Ensemble”. She studied at Mokranjac’s Music School in Belgrade and received her degree from Novi Sad’s Academy of Music. Early on, she sang with the Vavedenje’s Monastery choir, where, with the help of its community, she received her vocal training. They were people that painstakingly cherished a musical style that originated from the Karlovatz chants as well as Russian and Byzantine traditional songs.
In 1988, she started conducting the Mokranjac Choir, with which she often played in many countries, including her own; in particular, the first Easter liturgy performed below Saint Sava’s church in Vratchar. Between 1989 and 1991, she conducted the "Première Société Chorale de Belgrade". She then became the youngest conductor for this organization, founded in 1853. She gave amazing performances with this ensemble, especially in Greece, at the Sacred Music Festival from Delphe, Kardica and Kefalonia.
As a teacher (choir music and solfeggio), Divna Ljubojevic won many music school competitions. She also taught choir music at Amilly’s Musical Academy (France), Netherlands and England. Her education is testimonial to her capacities at assuming soprano solo roles within baroque, spiritual or renaissance operas. With ease, she lends her voice to any type of lyrical repertoire.
Today, most of her time is spent surrounding “Melodi Ensemble’s” artistic activities which she founded with friends in 1991. This ensemble dedicates itself to the sacred, spiritual, ancient and contemporary works. “Melodi” interprets the poems and chants in Italian, French and English, and Baroque opera excerpts from Purcell and Caccini. The group collaborated with opera soloists from Bazel, England, Italy and also with England’s Spezzatura Ensemble.
Since its debut under Edition Jade / Warner Music in 2003 , "Divna & Melodi” gave performances in every European and French festivals like "Théatre de la Ville de Paris” “Folles Journée”, “ Festival Ile de France “, “La Vezere “, “ Les Orientales “, “Auvers sur l’Oise “, “Abbey Royale de Fontevraud “, “ Festival de Dijon “, “ Voix Melee “, “ Stimenn Voices “, “ Festival Stemmen “, “ Festival Territorios de Sevilla “, “ Festival de Pâques “, “ Viox Sacrées du Monde “, “ Musiche dal Mondo “, “Abbey de Bomont “, “ Festival Musicat “ and many more.