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Aleksandra Stankovic

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Aleksandra Stankovic

Singer/Soprano

In the 2016/2017 season, the greatest experience Aleksandra had was an opportunity, by Operosa, to attend an workshop in Munich named: ,,What does contemporary mean’’ (in enoa’s organization) which was leaded by already known tenor Topi Lehtipuu. In this project she was especially noticed by performing Ligeti’s “Gepopo” (from ,,Le Grand Macabre’’). Becide this, she was at the vocal workshop Romag in Belgrade under soprano Jasmina Trumbetaš and director Aleksandar Nikolić. Later on she performed Srpske ljubavne pesme by Jug K. Marković (1987) for soprano and string quartet at 13th KOMA festival held at Belgrade Philharmonic, Belgrade. She performed two songs by Edvard Grieg in the 2nd concert named ,,Muzički razgovori u SANU’’ (Musical talks in SANU) in the galery of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, featuring renowned artists: academician Isidora Žebeljan (composer) , Borisav Čičovački (oboist), Daniel Rowland (violinist) ... In March, she participated in ,,Introduction to Nordic Opera and Vocal Music’’ workshop by maestro Jakob Hultberg and accompaniment by Sofia Wilkman. Workshop was done in production of Operosa and in cooperation with European network of opera academies- enoa. Furthermore, she played a role of Pergolesi’s Serpina in ,,La Serva Padrona’’ in production of Operosa Studio with a young group consisting of conductor Natalija Mićić and Operosa Studio Orcestra, stage director and set designer Ilija Višnjić... She finished her master's studies of Opera singing under tutelage of Aneta Ilić, Magister of Arts, Faculty of Musical Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and passed the entrance exam for master studies for opera singing at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG).

In the 2015/2016 season, as one of the best students of University of Belgrade, she was given an honor to perform her BA graduation concert at respectable Gvarnerijus musical center Belgrade, Serbia. Among her many performances, she would like to mention most significant musical hall in Serbia, Zadužbina Ilije M. Kolarca - where she performed Leila’s aria Comme autre fois G. Bizet with conductor I. Marković and Orchestra of Faculty of Music, Belgrade, concert at National Theatre in Podgorica with the Academic choir Collegium musicum and Symphonic orchestra of Montenegro where she performed in Ritus by Nina Perović for her Ph.D exam with conductor G. Krasko. Her musical performances include the cycle of songs called Travel and conversations , composed by Stanislava Gajić, young but brilliant composer, for soprano, tenor, string quintet and flute, as part of her Ph.D. project. Also, participation in the festival of contemporary and improvised music jazzaj in Budapest, Hungary.

In past seasons, among many awards, she would single out first prize at IV International master class competition at Narni, Italia (2014) and special prize Alla migliore voce lirica in the same competition; first prizes at international competitions Bruna Spieler in Herceg Novi, Montenegro (2014), Lazar Jovanović Belgrade, Serbia (2014), Nikola Cvejić in Ruma, Serbia (2013) etc. Aleksandra was a recipient of the Jelena Mihajlović Fund as the most perspective young singer at the Faculty of Musical Arts 2012/2013. Already mentioned very successful master class in Narni was conducted under soprano Anais Lee and director Gianni Santicci who are well known for their professorial and artistic work in Europe. In 2010 she attended master class in Szeged, Hungary, under Andreicsik Istvan – professor and opera singer.

Her repertoire includes works from the Baroque period to modern compositions of the 21st century, and she also participates in many chamber ensembles.