Živorad studied accordion in Kragujevac, Serbia before coming to London and graduating at Royal Academy of Music in 2009. Being from Serbia, the Balkan traditional music has always been present in his life: In Serbia if you play accordion and you can’t play a traditional piece of music they don’t take you seriously.
His recent musical experiences include performing in Prophet & Loss Comunity Opera written by Julian Grant as well as live performance for the BBC Radio 2 programme Friday Night Is Music Night. He is a member of Fugata Quintet, Accordduo and Paprika with whom Živorad has toured extensively across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, performing regularly at the WOMAD Festivals in UK, Spain, Canary Islands, Abu Dhabi and WOMADelaide.