Ana Topalovic

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Ana Topalovic is establishing herself as a cellist without frontiers. Her repertory ranges from solo pieces and chamber music to New Music and crossover with electronic sounds. Inspired by the diversity of her instrument she continues to develop as a composer of original works, exploring undiscovered musical interfaces, alternative ways of thinking and new art forms. These new ideas are embodied in her own festival ‘Treffpunkt: KUNST//Österreich und Serbien’ in Vienna’s BRICK 5.

In a short time Ana Topalovic has made a name for herself as an ‘all-rounder’ and is injecting new impulse into Vienna’s music scene. She currently performs with Erwin Schrott & Rojotango, Janoska Ensemble, Duo Zadory-Topalovic, Green Thing Ensemble, ARCORD and Cello&Piano. She has also collaborated with renowned composers such as Friedrich Cerha, Johanna Doderer, René Clemencic und Georg Friedrich Haas, and has performed alongside Daniel Barenboim, Yakov Kreizberg, Julian Rachlin und Maxim Vengerov.

Since 1999 Belgrade-born Topalovic has lived in Vienna, where she manages a cello studio. She is also the co-founder of the online music school ‘VIOMUS’. In 2012 she won the IBLA Grand Prize Competition, and was also awarded the special prize for her interpretation of Pēteris Vasks Das Buch. Her first US tour and debut in Carnegie Hall followed shortly after. A New York magazine described her playing as "...exceptional and ... beautiful“.