MEET THE MEMBERS
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Jovana Damnjanović is a Graduate Assistant at Georgia State University in the department of Georgia State Bands. A native of Serbia, she graduated in Flute Performance at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and received a Master of Musical Arts with Honours. Ms. Damnjanović studied with Professor Laura Levai Aksin for the duration of her studies at AUNS.
Jovana was a Scholarship winner for the International Summer Academy by the Universität für Musik and darstellende Kunst, Vienna. In collaboration with pianist Dunja Crnjanski at SANU (Serbian Academy of Science and Arts), she has performed for many notable events such as Privrednik, ‘A’ Fest, and Shumann Fest. As a very active chamber musician, Ms. Damnjanović is a member of the Serbian-based flute trio “Flora”, one of the founders of award winning trio “Vivaldi”, and a member of the Atlanta-based “International Counterpoint” woodwind trio (with whom she recently performed at the US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium in Washington, D.C.) She recently was a prize-winning performer at the Great Composers Competiton with pianist Daniel Padovan.
She has performed for masterclasses with some of Europe’s most distinguished flutists, such as: Kersten McKall, Felix Renggli, Dejan Gavrić, Norbert Girlinger, Lior Eitan, Nataša Marić. Outside of classical music, Jovana’s interest in Eastern Balkan native/folk music has led to her performing with Serbian prize-winning native music and dance performing groups in Austria, Switzerland and most of the Balkan countries.
Jovana Damnjanović performs on a Platinum plated Muramatsu flute.
Lidiya Selikhov is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) where she received a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance with Dr. Tadeu Coelho. In the summer of 2013, Lidiya attended Eastern Music Festival for a second year and was invited by Sir James and Lady Galway to the Galway Flute Festival in Weggis, Switzerland, where she was both an active participant in the Masterclass and assistant to Sir James Galway.
Lidiya has attended New England Music Camp, Interlochen Arts Camp, and won 1st place in the Raleigh Area Flute Association Competition in 2011. Previous teachers include Greig Shearer of The Hartt School. Lidiya currently works in fundraising at Emory University - College of Arts and Sciences and is excited to be back playing the flute after a yearlong hiatus.
Aleksandra Tevdoska is a professional flutist and teacher currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a Master of Music degree at Georgia State University in Music Performance, where she was a student of Sarah Kruser Ambrose. Originally from Tetovo, Macedonia, Ms. Tevdoska received a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the Cyril and Methodius State University of Skopje, Macedonia in 2012. Her primary teacher was Straso Temkov.
Aleksandra has won competitions for solo flute and chamber music in the United States of America, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Macedonia. She has also participated in Master classes with Emmanuel Pahud, Mario Caroli, Michel Belavance, Emily Beynon, Bulent Evcil, Nicole Esposito, Luigi Bisanti, Norbert Girlinger and Moshe Aron Epstain. Aleksandra currently serves as flute and piano instructor for a talented group of students at Community Music Centers of Atlanta. She was principal flute of the Cyril and Methodius State University and Macedonian radio television (MRT). Presently, she plays with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra.