Aleksandar Latković, principal
Orchestra member since 1 December 2003.
I admire the team work and atmosphere in the cello section of the BPO and I am proud of the Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet.
I am a great admirer of single espresso, mountain air, Mozart’s operas, sharp carving turns in skiing, Beethoven’s quartets, Belgrade rivers and quays, Mahler’s symphonies and the mood before every BPO concert. I especially enjoy silence.
Aleksandar Latković is the first cellist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. He played as soloist in his parent orchestra and performs as a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet.
As a visiting member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, BandArt Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, he performed throughout Europe under the leadership of artists such as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Harding, Gordan Nikolić and Heinz Holliger. He gave recitals and chamber music concerts in concert halls such as the Salle Cortot and the Grand Amphitheatre de la Sorbonne in Paris, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Studiu France 3 in Strasbourgh, in Fontainebleau, Val d’Isère, at the BEMUS and Cello Fest.
He obtained his Master’s Degree in Belgrade, received advanced training in Paris, Brescia and Siena, where his mentors were Ivan Poparić, Sandra Belić, Manfred Stilz and Mario Brunello, as well as violinists Walter Levin and Rainer Schmidt.
Aleksandar is cello professor at the Music Academy of Cetinje. He plays on the François Caussin cello, property of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.