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My name is Katarina Đorđević

I am a violinist from Belgrade, Serbia. 

In 2013 I graduated with a Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music in London where I specialised in historical performance and baroque violin playing. 

Prior to that, I studied violin at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Music where I was the youngest student of my class and I graduated with a Master of Music in 2010. 

I also play baroque viola and viola d'amore and would be happy to teach those as well. 

I have been teaching violin since 2010 and have experience with both children and adults who may be complete beginners or more advanced students. 

If you would like a free trial lesson, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact form on this website. It would be nice if you could write a bit about yourself, any playing experience you might have and/or repertoire you would like to explore.

Music

Testimonials

My daughter Sofia (a little over two years old) and I (having midlife crisis and being pregnant with a second baby) are New Yorkers, who absolutely needed to learn violin since we left our piano behind in NYC when the whole family temporary moved to London. Our individual lessons with Katarina have been a source of immense pleasure, fun and satisfaction. I admire Katarina's teaching expertise and I appreciate her patience with myself and my daughter (yes, a two year old can actually learn how to hold the violin and the applicable vocabulary … with Katarina). Katarina was able to open my eyes to the details of theory and violin playing. She is a wonderfully detailed teacher, and provided my daughter and myself with the confidence and encouragement in pursuing the mother-daughter hobby. Thank you for all this wonderful time, Katarina!” - Margo & Sofia NYC/London
I'm an adult beginner, and have so far had five lessons with Katarina who has embraced the unenviable challenge of tutoring me from scratch. I cannot recommend Katarina highly enough, for her lessons are fun, flexible and productive. She has a fine sense of humour - which is good since I want the technical discipline but also want to enjoy my new hobby. I appreciate that much is down to personal practice, but my time with Katarina is improving my technique, expanding my musical literacy and keeping me motivated.” - Daniel
Katarina is an enthusiastic teacher and she has helped me a lot in learning how to play violin. She has motivated me to do better and I think I am better at violin since I have her as a teacher.” - Leon, aged 11
Katarina is a very helpful teacher. She is always close by to make sure you are doing everything correctly. She creates a mixture between slow and fast songs, so they do not get too boring.” - Leah, aged 9

Ensembles

 

Professional Orchestral Experience

Florilegium 

Ballo Baroque

Oxford Baroque 

Norwich Baroque 

The Amadè Players 

London Lyric Opera 

The Van Swieten Band 

The 18th Century Sinfonia

Thomas Tallis Society Orchestra

The Brandenburg Baroque Soloists 

English Haydn Festival tutti 1st violin

Concertmaster of New Belgrade Opera, Serbia

Concertmaster of Makris Symphony Orchestra, Serbia

Radio Television Serbia Symphony Orchestra tutti 1st violin

National Theatre Opera Orchestra tutti 1st violin (Serbia)

New Generation Festival tutti 1st violin and 2nd violin chamber ensemble

Eboracum Baroque - Leader including Grimeborn Opera Festival performances

Exmoor Singers of London - Leader of the orchestra including Tallis Festival 2014 

Royal Academy of Music Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series - Sub leader, 2nd violin leader 2011-2014

Royal Academy of Music Historical Performance ensemble - Leader including Spitalfields Gresham College recitals

 

Orchestral Training

Allegro Vivo Festival, Austria 2007-2011 – Leader including Festival Camerata

RAM Period Instruments Baroque Orchestra – Leader including Bach Unwrapped series

RAM Historical Performance Ensemble – Leader including London Handel Festival

RAM Baroque Ensemble – Leader including Cobbe Collection recital

RAM Becket Ensemble – Sub leader including Haydn Symphonies Series

Brecon Baroque Festival Orchestra

Linden Baroque Orchestra

Consort of Twelve

 

Radio and TV Broadcasts

Channel 4 2014 Random Acts, London Lyric Opera 

BBC Radio 3 2013 In Tune, Royal Academy of Music 

ÖRF Radio 2011 Allegro Vivo Festival Camerata 

 

Chamber Music   

Concertmaster of New Trinity Baroque 

London Bach Society BACHFEST 

London Bach Society Singers Prize 2013 winner 

Bowron Quartet classical period instruments 

KozArt International Music Festival performances 

 

Solo

Kolarac Concert Hall, Belgrade, Serbia - workshops for children, matinee and evening concerts

Belgrade Cultural Centre - solo concerts with piano and harpsichord alike

Allegro Vivo Festival, Horn, Austria - masterclasses & solo performances 

Kloster Schöntal, Germany - masterclasses & solo performances 

KozArt International Music Festival, Aleksandrovac, Serbia - masterclasses & solo performances

 

Education Work 

Royal Academy of Music, 2013-2015 Graduate Entrepreneur for Breakthrough Baroque educational project 

Gresham College lecture recitals with Professor Christopher Hogwood & RAM ensemble at Christ Church Spitalfields, London

Goldsmiths University lecture on ornamentation and improvisation in 17th Century music

Cambridge University, Faculty of Music, Collegium Musicum member

Violin and Basic Piano Skills Teacher for The Music School www.the-music-school.co.uk Wanstead, London 

London Music Centre violin and music theory tutor www.londonmusiccentre.co.uk

Brampton Manor Academy GCSE Music workshops

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