Filip Eraković grew up in a musical family and began to play the accordion at 9, with his first concerts and competition engagements at just 11. He attended a music high school in Serbia, where he was taught by prof. Milan Eraković and Gvozden Eraković, during which he performed numerous times on the national and international stage, winning over 30 prizes at renowned competitions. He attended the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen with prof. Mie Miki, where he graduated with distinction.

After winning the Werner Richard-Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation Scholarship in 2010, Filip appeared in concert series for highly giftet artists from North-Rhine Westphalia- “Best of NRW”.

In 2012 he made his radio debut with a complete concert recording from the Apollo Theater Siegen. This led him to solo performances with the Folkwang Kammerorchester, Orchestra camerata di Rimini and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.
In the same year he won a second prize at the Accordion Grand Prix in Luxemburg and a second prize at “Val Tidone” competition in Italy later. Filip appeared at many festivals, including the Stelzenfestspiele bei Reuth, Klangspuren Schwaz, Beethoven Fest Bonn, IMPULS Graz and the Nasz Festival.

He regularly performs abroad, giving concerts in Serbia, Bulgaria, Czesh Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Poland, France, Luxemburg, Belgium and Spain. Furthermore, he has appeared with the IEMA Ensemble, Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Gürzenich Orchester Köln with performances in auditoriums such as the Apollo Theater Siegen, Essen Philharmonie, Beethoven Haus Bonn, Oper Köln, Alte Oper Frankfurt. He has played under the baton of renowned conductors such as Eugene Tzigane, Jonathan Stockhammer, Bas Wigers, Casper de Roo and Achim Fidler.

Aside from Classical repertoire, Filip Eraković involves himself in the development of contemporary music, as well as originally works written for accordion. He is a member of Ensemble S201, a young ensemble specializing in music of the present, using original concert settings and multi-media concepts.

He collaborates with composers such as Rebecca Saunders, Gordon Kampe, Günter Steinke, Beat Furrer, Wei-Chieh Lin, Elena Rykova, Roman Pfeiffer, Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Tamon Yashima, Jagyeong Ryu, Emanuel Wittersheim and Lukas Tobiassen, resulting in countless premiers of Solo-and Ensemble works.

 

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