Young and perspective musician, Ana Torbica started her musical education by playing a violin and singing in the children’s choir of Radio-Television of Serbia when she was just seven years old. After finishing her secondary music education at “Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic” Music School in Belgrade, she continued her studies at the department of solo singing at the Faculty of Arts in Nis, where she received her undergraduate degree. During her studies, she has performed in many concerts, festivals and competitions, where she won numerous prizes, especially in the categories of chamber music and singing. She has attended master classes and workshops in singing and baroque viola with eminent music experts and artists such as Thomas Hampson, Marijana Mijanovic, Evelyn Tubb, Darina Takova, Ottaviano Tenerani, Renata Pokupic, Ljudmila Gros-Popovic, Predrag Gosta, Ilia Korol, Florian Deuter, Bojan Cicic, Dragan Radosavljevic, William Bauer, Katarina Djordjevic, Roberta Mameli, Christian Hiltz and Marina Bartolli-Compostella. Her interests, especially in the field of the historical performance practice, she developed through the work of the Baroque Academy in Belgrade and Austria. While growing up with two parents who were both musicians (her mother is the concertmaster of the National Theatre in Belgrade and her father is the first trombonist in the same orchestra), Ana had a rare privilege to be constantly surrounded by art and music, so her interests also include dance and other theatrical branches. She has performed as a soprano soloist and on baroque viola with New Trinity Baroque ensemble in USA and Europe (dir. Predrag Gosta), with the Savaria Baroque Orchestra (dir. Pál Németh), as the member of the Baroque Orchestra of the New Belgrade Opera and the Belgrade Early Music Festival, and on a modern viola in the Makris Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre in Atlanta. She is also passionate about sport and especially like swimming and riding a bicycle..
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