Jelena Dragnić, first violin

Violinist Jelena Dragnić obtained her Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Dejan Mihailović. She received advanced training through courses with Christiane Hutcap and Igor Ozim.

Also, as a holder of the“Walter Stauffer” Foundation grant, she completed her specialist studies in Cremona, in the class of Salvatore Accardo. Under the artistic leadership of this eminent artist, she performed as member of the Musica da camera Italiana ensemble. Jelena also worked with violinist Liana Isakadze at the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg in 2010.

She is a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, taking the position of first violin tutti, as of 2006. She was concert master and long-standing member of the St. George Strings Chamber Orchestra, and also frequently performed as soloist.

In 2010, Jelena was invited to take part in the opera and symphony tours of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, at festivals and during concert seasons in Baden-Baden, Luxembourg, Dortmund, Essen, Frankfurt and Paris, conducted by Kent Nagano and Daniel Harding.

Jelena is also a second violin section leader in Belgrade Chamber Orchestra.