School of Music Isidora Nojkovic

Adjunct Faculty

Praised for her "great control" (Chicago Classical Review), cellist Isidora Nojkovic is an active soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has a passion for contemporary music and commissioning, having premiered over 50 works, and is one half of the contemporary violin/cello duo Orbit (“the new cross-continental duo to pay attention to.” – Classical Post). As an orchestral musician, she performs regularly with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Symphony, Illinois Symphony, and the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she is the founding cellist of three ensembles: Varo String Quartet, Orbit violin/cello duo, and Aviary bassoon/cello duo. She also performs regularly with Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble, and has completed two tours with Lincoln Center Stage, performing in twenty-two countries as part of a piano quintet.

Isidora has achieved recognition at competitions from a very early age, as a national finalist at the Canadian Music Competition in 2006, 2008, and 2011, and as winner of the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition in New York in 2017. She has also been the recipient of various grants from the British Columbia and Canada Councils for the Arts, SOCAN, and others.
Isidora graduated with a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Philippe Muller. Other former teachers include Paul Marleyn (University of Ottawa) and Audrey Nodwell (Vancouver Academy of Music).

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