Aleksandra Kindjic, principal

Member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra since January 2024.


I take pride in being the first oboist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, speaking five languages and having friends from all over the world.


Born in 2002, Aleksandra Kindjic completed her oboe studies under the guidance of Professor Alexei Ogrintchouk at the Haute école de musique de Genève in Switzerland, where she continued her education. She received her elementary and secondary music education in Pančevo, Serbia, and spent her first year of studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade under the guidance of Professor Dragan Lazic. As part of an intercultural student exchange program, she completed a part of her studies in Italy and France.


Although her musical development was profoundly influenced by Alexei Ogrintchouk, she also benefited significantly from masterclasses with other prominent oboists: Maurice Bourgue, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Jean-Louis Capezzali, Jérôme Guichard, Francesco Di Rosa, and Christoph Hartmann. She also attended the International Oboe Academy in Italy under the artistic direction of oboist Domenico Orlando.


As a soloist, Aleksandra has performed with the RTS Symphony Orchestra, Stanislav Binicki Orchestra, Virtuosi Orchestra, and Camerata Serbica Orchestra. In Switzerland, she appeared as a soloist in Geneva and Rolle with the Sinfonietta de Genève. Her most notable solo performance was with violinist Nigel Kennedy at the 55th Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS).


She is a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and has performed with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonietta de Genève, Orchestre International de Genève, Orchestre des Nations, Mozart Orchestra Geneva, Operami Orchestra, Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, and others. She served as an oboe coach in the youth orchestra Orchestre du Collège de Genève.


Aleksandra was named laureate at all domestic and international music competitions in Serbia. She has also won first prizes and laureate titles at international competitions in Italy, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Russia. The Oboe Fest awarded her the Ljubiša Petrusevski Prize for the most promising oboist in Serbia.


For her outstanding achievements, Aleksandra has been awarded by the Serbian Young Talents Fund. She is a recipient of the Dobar Glas Foundation scholarship. She is also a scholar of the Swiss Lyra Foundation, which supports young music talents.