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Svetlana Bogosavljevic - cello

Svetlana was born in Belgrade, Serbia, into a family of prominent Yugoslavian musicians. She studied at the prestigious Special High School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium of Music, Moscow, the Peabody Conservatorium, Baltimore, and the Cologne Hochschule of Music. In her student years she worked with legendary cellists, Daniil Shafran, Boris Pergamenshikov and Antonio Janigro. Even before she could perform, she was on stage at age six turning pages for her mother in performance with cellist André Navarra.

In her professional years she has toured Europe, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand as a soloist and chamber musician including recent performances at the Belgrade International Cello Festival and the KotorArt festival in Montenegro.

As an orchestral musician she held the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Rheinische Philharmonie and has worked with the North German Radio Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony and Singapore Symphony Orchestras.

She is a founding member of the unique and critically acclaimed trio, Ensemble Liaison. With Ensemble Liaison she performs a three-concert series at the Melbourne Recital Centre along with regular performances for Musica Viva, ABC Classic FM, and appearances at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Port Fairy and Woodend festivals. She has collaborated with many wonderful Australian and International artists including Nemanja Radulovic, Emma Matthews, Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright, Ray Chen, Wilma Smith, Henning Kraggerud, Paul Grabowsky, David Jones and Tony Gould.

Svetlana’s recordings with Ensemble Liaison of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for the Melba Recordings label and Trios of Brahms, Beethoven and Bruch for the Tall Poppies label have won high praise from critics around the world.

Her other passion is for teaching where she teaches cello and chamber music at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University.


The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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