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Ivana Peranic

Associate Lecturer/Instrumental Tutor, Cello

Cellist Ivana Peranic enjoys a busy freelance career in performance and teaching in the South East UK. As a soloist and member of various ensembles, Ivana has performed in many notable venues, such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s and St James Piccadilly; and has recorded in Abbey Road and AIR Studios. Her recent recitals have been hailed by independent critics as “glowing”, and her tone “powerful, with a terrific lower register… resonant, suggestive of powerful reserves - sweeping musical argument with uninhibited, consummate technique”. An avid performer, Ivana has given solo and chamber music recitals across the South East, recorded for Classic FM, and premiered pieces by contemporary classical composers. 

Ivana has previously served as Principal cellist for the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bosnia&Herzegovina's top state orchestra. The Sarajevo Philharmonic is based out of the National Theatre in Sarajevo, and in addition to symphonic repertoire, it supports all the opera and ballet performances throughout the season. In addition to her five-year engagement with the Philharmonic, Ivana has lead the Sarajevo Chamber Orchestra, and has been fortunate to perform alongside many prominent artists, such as Riccardo Muti, Denyce Graves, Zeljko Lucic, Akiko Suwanai, and Alena Baeva, among others. In 2009, she was invited to join the Balkan Chamber Orchestra by the ensemble's conductor and leader, Toshio Yanagisawa, and subsequently performed in Vienna's Musikverein, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, and other prestigious venues across Europe and Japan. 

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