The Renaissance Ensemble from Belgrade began its life in the autumn of 1968, when
they played early music scores on historical instruments that Dragan Mladjenovic
Shakespeare had brought from Prague and Vienna. The founders of the Ensemble, Miomir
Ristic, Ljubomir Dimitrijevic, and Dragan Mladjenovic Shakespeare (supported by two
ladies Dusica Obradovic and Iskra Uzelac) gave their first concert on January 14,
1970 in the Gallery of Frescoes in Belgrade.