About performer
Dragan Đorđević Suzuki

Dragan Đorđević started his musical education as a violinist (Suzuki method) at the age of six at the School for Musically Gifted Children in Ćuprija, but two years later he switched to the cello (under Prof. Relja Ćetković).

He graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (under Prof. Sandra Belić), after that he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (under Prof. Stefan Popov) and the Folkwang Hochschule für Musik in Essen (under Prof. Young Chang Cho). He attended master classes given by Mischa Maisky, Boris Pergamenschikow, David Grigorian, David Takeno as well as chamber music classes of the Velinger, Takács, Melos and Alban Berg Quartets.

As a result of his never-ending pursuit of perfection and distinctive style, he became the laureate of the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade and Special Prize winner at numerous international competitions, including the Antonio Janigro International Competition (Croatia) and the Markneukirchen International Cello Competition (Germany).

Dragan Đorđević was honoured to receive an invitation from Maestro Valery Gergiev to play on several tours as a guest principal cellist with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra in 2011.

There have been many festivals he has participated in, including the City of London Festival, the BBC Proms, the Festival d'Auvers-sur-Oise, the George Enescu Festival, the Festival International de Musique Sion Valais (Switzerland), the Ohrid Summer Festival, the International Cello Festival "Cellissimo" (Bulgaria), the CellEAST Festival (Romania) and many more.

As a soloist, Dragan Đorđević has performed with the Bergische Symphoniker, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, the RTS Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Chamber Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras from the region.

He has collaborated with Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan, Julian Rachlin, Emil Tabakov, Denis Shapovalov, Clemens Schuldt, Olga Sitkovetsky, Mincho Minchev, Leslie Howard and many others.

Dragan Đorđević is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and has served as the Artistic Director of the Ravanelius Music Festival since 2019.

He performs on a 1797 James & Henry Banks cello.

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