I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day
of his birth and learns to play it, it develops sensitivity,
discipline and endurance. It gets a beautiful heart. Shinichi Suzuki
, in the artistic world often called Suzuki,
got his nickname thanks to the famous Suzuki method which helped him make
his first music steps when he was six. He started his musical education
by playing violin and two years later he chooses cello as his permanent
instrument. After finishing his studies in the Faculty of Music Art in
Belgrade, he went to London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where
he got the opportunity to play in some of the most prestigious
orchestras in the world – the London Symphony orchestra, the Royal
Northern Symphony and later The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
Since he met the famous Young-Chang Cho, he decides to continue his
specialization in his class. He moves to Essen and after a few years
receives an honorary diploma. One of Dragan’s priorities was perfecting
his performance by listening and learning from the best cellists in the world:
Mischa Maisky, Boris Pergamenschikow, David Takeno…
On stage he nurtures chamber music with his quartet Rubikon or by
playing in a duo with pianist Vladimir Milosević. He is also a member
of the Double Sens ensemble.
Bearing in mind his wide experience, talent and the noble ideas which he
absorbed from the earliest days, it is no surprise that Dragan is today considered
to be one of the leading and most original cellists of his generation.
Moreover, he has the opportunity to transfer his knowledge to students
at the Faculty of Music Art and in School for music talents.
Start by listening to his interpretation of
Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1.