Gojko Damjanic has extensive experience with the educational market. As a member of the Board of Admissions and as an Assistant Director at Berklee College of Music, Mr. Damjanic was a great asset to international recruitment efforts. In addition, he also made good collaboration with Berklee College of Music International partners in Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Serbia. He studied Software Engineering at Harvard University-Extension School, Music (Composition and Conducting) at Berklee College of Music and Mathematics at the University of Belgrade,Serbia.
His professional memberships include: New England Association of College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), Association of International Educators (NAFSA), Berklee College of Music Board of Admissions.
Gojko Damjanic has a rich knowledge of trends in American music industry. As longtime representative of Berkeley College of Music he developed relationships with universities around the world and got familiar with educational system of most famous music academies and colleges both in America and in Europe and Asia, where he is often a guest lecturer. Currently, he successfully provides consulting services in the field of education in USA.
Rada Spasojevic Vujinovic was born on August 24th in 1975 in Prnjavor, near Banja Luka. Since the age of ten Rada lives in Switzerland where she graduated in Economics and in 2000 started working in a Swiss bank Credit Suisse AG. After years of working experience in this bank Rada opts for Banking Advisor for region of Eastern Europe as she wanted to implement her mother tongue, mentality, relationships with people and backgrounds. Today Rada is Independent Financial and Property Consultant specialized in finding the best solutions for each client, including experts and partners in all areas of business.
Keeping in mind her own uneasy way in childhood Rada invests lot of time, energy and effort engaging her personal and professional contacts to support talented children and young people to make their dreams come true.
Amikam Kimelman, saxophonist, arranger and producer. Graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music at the Tel Aviv University, and Berklee College of Music. Co-leader of the legendary jazz group 'Overdraft' and leader of The 'Hard Jazz Knights' and 'The Human Factory' jazz quintets.
Amikam performed in festivals throughout the world, such as Grahamstown (SA), Pretoria (SA), Almati (Kazakhstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), EU Jazz Express (Budapest), Essen (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain) as well as numerous performances around Israel. Played with Joanne Brackeen, Lew Soloff, Jeff Berlin, Franck Amsallem, Jean Loup Longnon, Sheila Jordan, Mike del Ferro, Inaki Sandoval, Billy Cobham, Ari Hoenig and Lou Marini, arranged and composed for The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, The Israel Simfonietta – Beer Sheva, for top Israeli jazz, pop and rock stars such as Rami Kleinstein, Shalom Hanoch, Nurit Galron, Marina Maximilian Blumin, Alon Olearchik, Yehoram Gaon, and Gidi Gov, for prime time television shows and for major musical events in Israel.
Amikam was the general and academic director of Israel's largest music college; the Rimon School of Music (www.rimonschool.co.il) between the years 1990 and 2014 and at present directs the external studies program of Rimon and the music department of Nofei Habesor high school at Eshkol Regional County in the Negev. He is the musical director of The Tel Aviv Jazz Orchestra and artistic director of the Israeli label Jazz 972.
Multiple award-winning pianist Bojan Zulfikarpasic was born in former Yugoslavia in 1968 and grew up in an environment where music was a widespread, daily activity. Starting classical piano lessons at the age of 5, he found himself in the Belgrade rock scene as a youngster, obtained a scholarship at the age of 18 to study jazz with Clare Fischer in the US, to be awarded ‘Best Young Jazz Musician of Yugoslavia’ a few years later.
At the age of 20 he left his hometown and settled in Paris, where he established himself as an inevitable element of the French jazz scene.
More than two decades later, he has an impressive record to his name and counts as one of the most remarkably individual talents of European jazz. Bojan Zulfikarpasic won a number of awards including: Artist of the Year, Victoires du Jazz (2012), Album of the Year for Xenophonia, Victoires du Jazz (2007), Best European Jazz Musician, European Jazz Prize (Hans Koller Preis) (2005), Musician of the Year, Django Reinhardt Award/Académie du Jazz (2002), ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’, French Ministry of Culture (2002).
Bojan Zulfikarpasic also teaches at Jazz Department within Music Academy in Belgrade.