Vladimir Mandic (1965) was born in Kragujevac,Serbia,where he attended Elementary Music School and made first steps in accordion playing. In High Music School, he became a student of Mr.Radomir Tomic,probbably the most significant accordion teacher in that time and key man to bring serbian accordion school so many success.Durring the High school years,Vladimir took part in many accordion competitions in former Yugoslavia,both as soloist and as a member of chamber groups and won many prizes.
Next step in his education was Kiev Conservatory”Tchaikovsky”,where he studied in a class of docent Valery Sergeyevitch Pankov.That educational period was a turning point for him as a accordionist and musician,so after five years of studying, Vladimir finished
Conservatory accordion performing and teaching course with a special “Red Diploma with honours”merit which was given only for superb students.
Next,teaching period,he begin in 1991,when he started his work in city of Pancevo Music School, but after two years, free vacance in his “Alma mater”, Elementary and High Music School in Kragujevac,took him to his hometown. Very soon, his work with students was broadly recognized,for distinct playing and musical approach,so after a short time,Vladimir became one of the most successful accordion teachers in Serbia.
His students took part in countless competitions in Serbia and abroad and won many prizes.Especially valuable are prizes won in most significant international concourses,such as Trophee Mondiale,Coup Mondiale,Kligenthal,etc.
Vladimir Mandic is often a member of jury ,not only in accordion competitions, but, also in chamber music competitions.
Today,his point of interests,besides accordion pedagogy,are transcription of classical music for accordion and chamber music for accordion and other instruments.