Marina Nenadović, principal
Orchestra member since 1990
I take special pride in having been the principal flute of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra for 23 years. I am happy to have had the opportunity to learn from, cooperate and play with acclaimed musicians and conductors, including Vladimir Jurowski, Zubin Mehta, Julian Rachlin, Maxim Vengerov, Sreten Krstić, Aleksandar Madžar and many others. I have had many solo performances, chamber music is a great love of mine and, lately, I feel true bliss working with flautists from younger generations.
Privately, I like piece and turmoil, good company, the sun, the Danube, travelling, walking, mountains (mountain tops!), the sea (any aspect of it), a good conversation, music at all times, children, books, books, books, a really good coffee, silence, noise, people, museums and good wine.
Marina Nenadović began playing the flute with Prof. Maria Grasselli in Belgrade. Later, she went to New York, where she completed a graduate and post-graduate course at the Mannes College of Music, in the class of Thomas Nyfenger. She pursued further musical training at seminars with eminent music teachers, including Nicolet, Adorjan, Lardé, Bennett and others. While a student, she performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the USA and Canada. From 1989, she worked as the principal flute of the Belgrade Opera and Ballet, whereas since 1995, she has been a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. She appears as a soloist and performs a repertoire for solo flute from all periods with the Belgrade Philharmonic, Niš Symphony Orchestra, Stanislav Binički Army Orchestra, Ljubica Marić Chamber Orchestra, St. George Strings and Simfonietta Belgrade.
Marina is also a founding member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Wind Quintet and the trio Timbre (a trio of flute, viola and harp), with which she has given numerous concerts and has participated in many festivals at home and abroad (most notably, Fête de la Musique in Paris), and also organises successful chamber music seminars. She has appeared with the Madlenianum Opera and is also a member of the ensemble Construction Site, which plays and promotes contemporary music. She has participated in major music festivals in Serbia, including NOMUS, BEMUS, NIMUS, International Review of Composers and KoMA Festival. Marina is committed to teaching and currently works in the Josif Marinković Secondary Music School in Belgrade.