Josip Petrac, baroque
cello, was born in Zagreb, Croatia. He received
his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance
at the Academy of Music of Zagreb University, and
was straight away very active as a cello professor,
chamber musician and soloist. He won the first prize
in the Cello Performance State Competition in Croatia
in 1992. He performed in Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina,
Slovenia, Germany, France, Hungary, Norway and Austria.
He played with the Diogenes String Quartet, Sarajevo
Philharmonic, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Zagreb,
Narvik Peace Symphony Orchestra (Norway), etc. Recently
he moved to the United States where he received
the assistantship for graduate studies at Georgia
State University in Atlanta.