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Lana Berakovic


Lana Berakovic (violoncello) was born in 1987 in Zagreb, Croatia. At the age of six she was admitted to the class of the renowned cellist Valter Despalj, who remained her teacher until 2008. She then continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Kerstin Feltz. Lana attended numerous master classes by Orfeo Mandozzi, Rudolf Leopold, Mario Brunello and Dimitry Ferschtman. She won several national and international awards, including the first prize at the Croatian National Violoncello Competition, as well as the second prize at the International Music Competition in Gorizia, Italy. She performed as a soloist in Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia and as a member of the ensemble Cellomania in Moscow, Vienna, Paris and Amsterdam, as well as at summer festivals in Croatia and Slovenia.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/21/2018: Target Family Night: Berakovic & Karklina Duo "A journey through classical music"

The cello and piano Duo Lana Berakovic and Maija Karklina will introduce children and their families to the world of classical music through the enchanting melodies of the Stravinsky ballet “Pulcinella”, and thereby tell the story of one of the Italian Carnival’s most famous characters. The musicians belong to the ensemble of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria’s oldest music university.

Presented as a part of Kids Euro Festival.

Lana Berakovic