Bio

 

Has published cello books: "Try Cello",  Collection of Books "Pieces for Cello Solo" and "cello Scales" as part of Cello Technical Requirements of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Books are stored and archived  in Library and Archives Canada by Government of Canada.


Recipient of “Teachers Recognition Certificate” for region of Alberta for 2012 and 2013 year, awarded by Royal Conservatory of Music.


International Cello Master Classes Professor in Europe 2011.


Since she moved to Calgary she had played on Bach Marathon with Christine Azad and volunteered at Calgary Civic Symphony as principal cellist. For two years she was cello section leader At University of Calgary Orchestra. She was Chamber Music Instructor at The Alberta Suzuki String Institute.


On the stage she played together with her Professors: Edmond Agopian (violin), Beth Rooth Sandvoss (cello), was a member of Quatro String Quartet, had three solo recitals, played for President of Mexican United States, participated at several Master Classes with Arnold Choi, Kirill Rodin ...


Now Mima runs her Music School in Calgary, prepears her next CD, plays Solo, Chamber Music, gigs, weddings and write Cello Instruction Book.


Europe - before moving to Canada she was principal Cello in the Orchestra of Radio Television Pink, principal Cello in the Pro-Classica Chamber Orchestra and principal Cello in the Danubius Chamber Orchestra.


She was guest member with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. She taught at several music schools in Belgrade ("Binicki" "Vojislav Vuckovic" "Mokranac" and "Slavenski"). As a musician she performed throughout Serbia, Greece, Hungary, London U.K, and Canada.


Mima grew up in a very musical household. Both her parents are classical musicians. Mima remembered her childhood as one filed with music. As a young child she was member of the Radio Television Belgrade Children's Choir. She started playing Cello at the age of 12 and spent much of her childhood making music. At the age of fourteen she became a member of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra "Borislav Pascan". Only two years later Mima became the Cello section leader. Had a numerous performances playing with the Orchestra and as soloist in country and abroad.


Her post-secondary educations Mima got at the University of Belgrade and the University of Novi Sad in the class of Professor Istvan Varga .


She is recipient of numerous awards and honours such as Diploma at 33rd Festival of Music Schools (Yugoslavia) Second award, Diploma for contributions in affirmation of music culture... She recorded Cello Suites (Bach) and other musical peaces for everlasting records of Radio Television Belgrade.


Cellist Mima Jovanovic was among the many musicians and choir members who donated their time and talent at a Concert for Africa held by Knox, Calgary, to raise more than $1,500 for Presbyterian World Service and Development's community based orphan care project in Malawi.(people & places)