Nastasja Vojinović

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Nastasja Vojinović
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Born (1995-03-09) March 9, 1995 (age 26)
Berane, Montenegro
NationalityMontenegrin
Alma mater
  • Faculty of Music Belgrade
  • Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • Mannes School of Music
Known forPhiladelphia String Quartet
StyleClassical Musician
Websitevojinovna.com

Nastasja Vojinović is a classical violinist, soloist, and chamber musician.[1] She is known for her work with the Philadelphia String Quartet and performances with numerous tango ensembles and chamber groups. She has studied with Gordana Matijević-Nedeljković, Eduard Schmieder, and Wen Qian.[2] She has appeared at the KotorArt Festival in her solo recital in 2019.[3] In 2020, she performed with musicians from Santa Barbara for the Santa Barbara-Kotor Sister Cities program [4], between Kotor and Santa Barbara.[5][6] She is currently working on multiple projects. Recently, one of the projects she has been a part of, Broadcast from Home, has recently been featured by the BBC Radio[7], Washington Post[8], and Guggenheim Museum in New York[9].

Early life

Nastasja Vojinović was born in 1995 in Berane, Montenegro. She grew up in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro. At the age of 7 she began playing violin at the music school in Berane. At the age of 12, she moved to Belgrade, Serbia and continued her music education at the Kosta Manojlović Music School in Zemun. In 2016 she moved to the United States to study with Eduard Schmieder. Currently she lives in Philadelphia, and studies with Wen Qian at the Mannes School of Music.[10]

Career

Notable Solo and Chamber Recitals

  • “Beethoven in a New Key” at the Mannes Sounds Festival [11]
  • Cultural Center “Budo Tomović” in Podgorica, Montenegro (2019) [12] [13]
  • KotorArt Festival in Kotor, Montenegro (2019) [14] [15] [16]
  • Philadelphia Tango Festival 2019 [17]
  • Nastasja & Friends at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School (2019) [18]
  • La Mariposa Milonga (2019) [19]
  • Master's Recital at Temple University (2018) [20]
  • Cultural Center Bijelo Polje in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro (2018) [21] [22]
  • Vae soli String Quartet at the Risto Ratković Memorial House, Bijelo Polje, Montenegro (2018) [23]

Notable performances as soloist with orchestras

  • Kolarac Concert Hall with Belgrade strings Dusan Skovran (2013) [26]
  • Main Stage of the National Theatre in Belgrade and Kolarac Concert Hall with the Youth Philharmonic Borislav Pascan (2011/2012 season) [27]

Awards

Notable Awards and Honors:

  • International online competition Constantine the Great in Nis, Serbia (2020) – 1st prize [28] [29]
  • Helen Kwalwasser Prize for excellence in the study of a stringed instrument at Temple University (2017/2018) [30]
  • Young Talents World Festival of Performing Arts (2018) - Special WWFM Award [31]
  • Nelly Berman Competition in Philadelphia (2017) [32]
  • International Competition “Petar Konjović” (2015) [33]
  • International Competition Donne in musica in Kragujevac (2014) [34]
  • International competition Jaroslav Kocian in Czech Republic (2010) – honorary mention of the 1st degree [35]
  • International Competition Alexander Glazunov in Paris, France (2007) [36]

Philadelphia string quartet

Nastasja has been a part of Philadelphia String Quartet since 2017. Since then, the band has been performing across the United States and abroad. The PSQ writes string quartet arrangements of the latest pop hits, such as Sucker by Jonas Brothers, New Rules by Dua Lipa, Finesse by Bruno Mars, as well as original songs [37].

Albums

  • Killiam Shakespeare feat. Aloe Blacc – I’ll Take You Home (2017)[38]
  • Ljubičice&Co by Ljubičice (2014) [39]

In the media

              

References

  1. http://www.gov.me/ResourceManager/FileDownload.aspx?rid=339789&rType=2&file=StrategyMneWebEN.pdf#page=33
  2. https://www.music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1998
  3. https://www.kotorart.me/en/program-2/2019/kotorart-talenti-1
  4. sbkotorsistercity.com
  5. https://issuu.com/casamagazine/docs/2.7.2020.voice_24_pg/17
  6. https://www.independent.com/2020/01/29/kotor-art-concert/
  7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k83h
  8. https://www.jensenartists.com/single-post/2020/04/16/Composer-Lisa-Bielawa-Announces-New-Project-Broadcast-from-Home
  9. https://www.lisabielawa.net/calendar
  10. https://www.music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1998
  11. https://www.germany.info/us-en/embassy-consulates/newyork/-/2293616
  12. https://www.vijesti.me/zabava/muzika/393552/zelim-da-svoju-mladalacku-energiju-usmjerim-na-nastupe
  13. http://www.rtcg.me/kultura/kulturna-galaksija/246800/koncert-violinistkinje-nastasje-vojinovic.html
  14. https://www.total-montenegro-news.com/lifestyle/3728-kotorart
  15. https://kotorart.me/en/program-2/2019/kotorart-talenti-1
  16. https://www.antenam.net/kultura/127102-kotoru-se-predstavile-nastasja-vojinovic-i-sonja-markovic
  17. https://www.danceus.org/argentine-tango/review-of-philly-tango-fest-and-interview-with-meredith-klein/
  18. https://www.facebook.com/events/philadelphia-argentine-tango-school/fishtown-salon-presents-violinist-nastasja-vojnovic-friends/789908994699782/
  19. https://www.philadelphiatangoschool.com/la-mariposa-milonga-at-greensgrow-august-24
  20. https://events.temple.edu/masters-recital-nastasja-vojinovic-violin
  21. https://www.dan.co.me/?nivo=3&rubrika=Kultura&clanak=655391&datum=2018-07-20
  22. http://www.radiobijelopolje.me/index.php/bijelo-polje/5912-nastasja-vojinovic-svirala-veceras-u-bijelom-polju
  23. Ćetković, Jadranka (July 10, 2018). "Taktovi klasike za Bjelopoljce". Kultura/Zabava (in Montenegrin/Serbian). Podgorica, Montenegro. Vijesti. p. 20.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  24. http://guarnerius.rs/en/programi/fmu-guarnerius-nagraduju-nastasja-vojinovic-violina/
  25. https://www.mjuznews.com/klasika/violinstkinja-nastasja-vojnovi-sutra-u-guarneriusu
  26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpoaJYepe84
  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNcVKgKbwxU
  28. http://constantinethegreat.artf.ni.ac.rs/blog/takmicenje/kamerna-muzika/
  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxNOd5NbnqI
  30. https://www.vijesti.me/vijesti/4007/genije-na-violini-nastasja-vojinovic-najbolji-student-na-templu
  31. http://www.globalmusicp.com/gmp-prize--awards-winners.html
  32. https://www.antenam.net/kultura/126468-koncert-violinistkinje-nastasje-vojinovic-u-utorak-u-kic-u
  33. http://www.konjovic-competition.rs/english/association.html
  34. https://kicpodgorica.me/koncert-violinistkinje-nastasje-vojinovic/
  35. http://archiv.kocianovo-usti.com/en/houslova-soutez/vysledky-khs/vysledky-2010.html
  36. https://montenegrina.net/fokus/kic-budo-tomovic-koncert-violinistkinje-nastasje-vojinovic/
  37. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrCmjT7zNgs
  38. https://medium.com/@_M_M_/take-you-home-a-conversation-with-killiam-shakespeare-c458a39933e9
  39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbFXNA-mUl8

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