B i o g r a p h y
After obtaining a Master degree in harp and piano in Belgrade, Ana Brateljević continued studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under prof. Jana Bouskova, where she finished Ph.D. studies in Interpretation and Theory of Interpretation - specialization in harp (2016).
Ana is a principal harpist of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, playing in several chamber music ensembles and also active in teaching (chamber music professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and harp and piano teacher at Ilji Hurnika Music School in Prague).
Chamber music makes an important part of her musical expression, besides solo recitals on harp and piano, as well as recitals on which she plays both.
With Czech harpist Bronislava Klablenová, they started a harp duo (2016). Their repertoire consists of original pieces written for this ensemble and transcription which they mostly do by themselves. One of the interesting projects was performing Bach Concerto for two harpsichords (harps) with the Symphonic Orchestra of Carlsbad (2016).
Since the year 2000 she collaborates with violinist Milan Berginc (Great Britain). In the year 2009 they formed a violin-harp and violin-piano duo, named Féerie.
She also achieves great success and acknowledgment on concerts with flutist Lucia Košumberská (Slovakia) on which they present diverse repertoire intended for this ensemble.
At last but not the least, a unique duo lever harp-flute with Iva Ugrčić (Serbia) introduces to the audience a new instrument and a repertoire. Ana alters most of the arrangements for the lever harp by herself.
She released a CD From Bach to jazz, on which she presents herself as a soloist on harp and piano and was a guest musician on a recording session of the Italian Sétamùr band. With her lever harp-flute duo Ana is currently recording a CD Voyage.
Ana Brateljević collaborated on many crossover projects on electroacoustic harp.
She performs on concert stages all over Europe – Great Britain, Netherlands, Serbia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, and Spain.