Katarina Stanković, assistant principal
Orchestra member since 2002
I take special pride in being a part of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, in the chamber music concerts, seminars, my instrument…
Privately, I enjoy myself most when I go for walks with my dog Bea, a Rhodesian ridgeback! Those who are familiar with this race will know what I am talking about…
Born in 1976, Katarina Stanković gained primary and secondary music education at the Josip Slavenski Music School in Belgrade, in the class of I. Poparić and B. Petrović. She then graduated at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, where she studied with Prof. Sandra Belić. Katarina also completed her specialist cello studies at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, in the class of Docent Dragan Djordjević.
While a student, she undertook professional development in masterclasses with cellists Milos Mlejnik, Laszlo Mezo and Xenia Janković. She is the recipient of several awards at national and federal competitions as a solo performer and as a member of a string quartet. Between 2000 and 2002, Katarina was a member of the St. George Strings chamber ensemble, with which she went on concert tours in Slovenia, Hungary, Montenegro etc. As a member of the piano trio Azzuro, she also won a prize at the Petar Konjović International Competition and pursued further musical training in masterclasses in Slovenia and Austria. She was a member of the Balkan Chamber Academy under the artistic management of clarinettist Ognjen Popović. Since 2002, Katarina has been a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s cello group and, since 2012, assistant principal of the group.