Dr. Sinisa Ciric received his undergraduate degree from the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), masters and doctoral degree in violin and viola performance at University of Georgia in Athens where he studied with world renowned professor Levon Ambartsumian (student of Kogan and Yankelevich) and Dr. Mark Neumann respectively.
Sinisa is concertmaster of Savannah Philharmonic, New Atlanta Philharmonic, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra and Rome Symphony, GA. He appeared as a soloist with New Atlanta Philharmonic, Rome Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Philharmonic as well as Bach Festival Orchestra, GA.
As a member of ARCO Chamber Orchestra Mr. Ciric performed in Carnegie Hall and was featured as soloist on ARCO’s most recent recording of Vivaldi’s concertos for two, three and four violins.
He can also be heard on several CD recordings of New Trinity Baroque as violinist and violist.
Prior to coming to USA his orchestral experience involves Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (Yugoslavia), the Symphonic Orchestra of the Radio-Television of Serbia, the Orchestra of the National Theatre, ensemble Camerata Academica and the Opera Orchestra of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. Sinisa participated on many concerts as a soloist, member of chamber ensemble, member of an orchestra, etc. He attended master classes with William Preucil and Jean-Marc Vajerbedian. While performing with the Symphonic Orchestra of Serbian Radio Television, he cooperated with many national and international conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Christian Mandeal, Gyula Nemet, Milen Nachev, Mikis Teodorakis, Christian Badea and many others.
Prior to his appointment as a concertmaster of the Savannah Philharmonic, Sinisa was Artist Affiliate at Emory University and taught violin, viola and chamber music at Oxford College of Emory University. He also held a position of Violin and Viola Instructor at Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta GA.
Dr. Mirna Ogrizovic, was born in Croatia, but grew up in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, where she received her violin performance degree from School of Music, Belgrade University of Arts. She also received Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Georgia State University in Atlanta and holds a doctorate degree in conducting from the University of Georgia.
Before she moved to United States (in 2001), she was Associate Concertmaster of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Serbian Radio Television in Belgrade, the Associate Artistic Director of the Ensemble of the Studio for Early Music, and a soloist of the Ensemble Renaissance and the Orchestra of the National Theatre.
As a baroque violinist Mirna performed with John Holloway, Evelyn Tubb, Michael Fields, and has participated in masterclasses with late Micaela Comberti, as well as with Julia Bishop. She has received numerous awards in national and international competitions, including the silver medal on the international violin competition in Strezza, Italy. She recorded several CDs and videos. Mirna currently teaches violin, viola and chamber music at Berry College in Rome, GA.
Dr. Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi was born in Croatia where she began her violin studies in 1984. At the age of 11 she joined the Zadar Chamber Orchestra as its youngest member. Her college level studies began in 1993 at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, studying violin performance with Professor Eugenia Tchougaeva. In 1998 she graduated from the Academy and joined the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra that same year. In the 1990s Ms. Zezelj-Gualdi concertized throughout Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, performing in Serbia, Austria, Croatia, Italy, and Montenegro.
Danijela moved to the United States in 1999 to pursue graduate studies in music. In 2001 she graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a Master's degree in music. In 2006 she graduated from the University of Georgia earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Since moving to the U.S., Danijela has performed throughout the country, including two performances in Carnegie Hall. She has proven herself an amazingly adaptable musician, performing as a soloist (both orchestral and recital), chamber musician (with notable ensembles such as the ARCO Chamber Orchestra and Duo Lunaire) and orchestral musician (as violinist and violist). Her musical career is noted for collaborations with remarkable musicians, including Evgeny Rivkin, and contemporary composers Augusta Reed Thomas and James MacMillan.
Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi currently serves on the faculty of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Dr. Martin Gueorguiev holds a doctorate degree from the University of Georgia, studio of David Starkweather. Mr. Gueorguiev has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player throughout Europe and the United States.
As the first prize winner of the National Competition for German and Austrian Music, Mr. Gueorguiev has played Haydn’s two cello concertos with orchestras throughout his native Bulgaria.
Mr. Gueorguiev holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from Lynn University (formerly the Harid Conservatory) in the studio of Johanne Perron and a Master Degree in Music Performance from the University of Southern California in the studio of Ronald Leonard (former cello principal of Los Angeles Philharmonic).
Mr. Gueorguiev has also participated in numerous music festivals such as Sarasota Music Festival, Musicorda Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival and most recent, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop where he worked intensively with Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein and Paul Katz