Jovica Mutavdžić (1978, Serbia) attended Stevan Mokranjac Primary School of Music in Raška and Dr Vojislav Vučković Secondary School of Music in Belgrade, where he majored in accordion. He acquired his BA and MA degrees in composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, supervised by Milan Mihajlović. His principal awards include a second prize at Moro d’Oro, an international classic accordion competition in Italy (1995) and Josip Slavenski Award for his final BA project in composition, Selo u podnožju vulkana (A Village at the Foot of a Volcano) for a large symphony orchestra. He lives in Raška, where he teaches at Mokranjac School of Music.
Trio for flute, violin, and piano was inspired by consonant harmonies and some simple solutions that are present in polyphony and other structures. For the most part, the harmony and the melody complement each other. The metre is variable and melodies are extended. The theme in the final section, which appears twice, was borrowed from Mutavdžić’s MA piece.