RTS Folk Orchestra

For decades, the RTS Folk Orchestra, founded in 1934, was successfully nurturing Serbian national music and folklore heritage as well as the music of all other Balkan nations.

The RTS Folk Orchestra was founded in 1934, as a small Orchestra which in time grew larger (under the leading hand of D.Obrenovic, V.Pavlovic Carevac and R.Jasarevic) and became the Grand folk orchestra.

During the years the RTS Folk Orchestra won numerous prizes and awards participating in the largest music manifestations in the country and abroad thus becoming an institution for performing of Serbian national music.

For decades the RTS Folk Orchestra was successfully nurturing Serbian national music and folklore heritage as well as the music of all other Balkan nations.

Traditionally focused on real, original music and artistic values, this renowned Orchestra consisting of outstanding soloists and orchestral musicians, under the leading hand of prominent artist, soloist on accordion-Ljubisa Pavkovic, has participated in numerous festivals, reviews, concerts, TV shows…

The Folk Orchestra participated in almost all folk festivals in Serbia: “Belgrade’s spring”, “Festival of the Culture of Youth”- Knjazevac, “Balkan Folk Fest” ( Festival of folk music of Balkan countries), MESAM, “The first accordion of Serbia”-Soko Banja, “Belgrade gathering”, The festival of folk music – Banja Luka…… Additionally, the RTS Folk Orchestra took part in numerous Radio Belgrade programs: “Selo veselo” ( Cheerful village), “Dragovanje” (Sweetness), “Karavan” (Caravan),” Autobus u pola sest” ( The 5:30 Bus), in TV shows: “ Cune i prijatelji” (Cune and friends), “Leti, leti pesmo moja mila” ( Fly, fly my dear song), “U gostima kod orkestra” (Visiting with the Orchestra).

Numerous recordings from a rich tradition of folk songs and dances, representing the core musical treasure of our nation are kept in the Sound Archive of Radio Belgrade.

The repertoire of the Folk Orchestra includes a variety of instrumental and vocal music which is performed by the most prominent soloists.

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