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

Dragan Djordjević, 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.