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Biography
Svetlana Stojanovic Kutlaca has graduated harpsichord and obtained Master of Arts degree on Faculty of Music Art (FMU) Belgrade, from the class of prof. Olivera Djurdjevic, and Doctor of Arts degree in harpsichord from class of prof. Zorica Cetkovic. She has as well graduated piano on FMU Belgrade, class of prof. Zorica Dimitrijevic Stošic, and graduated on the Belgrade Electrical engineering faculty. She had advanced training in harpsichord playing in Spain (one year specialization, prof. Genoveva Galves), France (prof. Huguette Dreyfus), United Kingdom (prof. Colin Tilney, prof. Paul Simmonds), Germany (prof. Kristine Daxelhofer), and USA (prof. Marc Kroll). Her master’s thesis was “The elements of Spanish folklore in Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas”. Her doctoral thesis is “Approach to interpretation of character harpsichord pieces by French baroque composer Francois Couperin based on Platonic concept of universal harmony”.

Svetlana Stojanovic Kutlaca concert career comprises solo recitals in Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland, many recitals in Belgrade, also other towns in Serbia and Montenegro. As harpsichord duo member she has appeared with Hilary McQueen, Jacques Etienne Rouge, Steven Devine, Agnes Varollyay, Ana Stevanovic and Maja Kutlaca, as accompaniment to many vocal and instrumental soloists: David Dor, Stefan Milenkovic, Dragan Karolic, Predrag Gosta, Vojka Djordjevic, Predrag Djokovic, Vera Zlokovic, Radmila Stevovic, Mirjana Savic, Andjelka Obradovic, Ljubomir Dimitrijevic, Ana Rajkovic, Karolina Baeter. She was associated to Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and RTS orchestra.

She has recorded on her own instrument (copy after Blanchet and Tascin built by Mario Bjelanovic) 7 CDs with solo harpsichord music by Balbastre, Couperin, Rameau, Dufly, Scarlatti, also pieces by W. Byrd and John Bull on clavichord. She has performed Bach’s Goldberg variations, also has performed Bach concertos for 2, 3 and 4 harpsichords. Svetlana Stojanovic Kutlaca is concerned with aesthetical and musicological research that she has presented in concert-lectures series Musica mundana, Musica humana, Musica instrumentalis, lectures “Search for Harmony from Pythagoras to Bach”, “On expressivity in baroque”, “The idea of happiness in Francois Couperin’s pieces”, multimedia project “The Competition between Handel and Scarlatti”, performed in Switzerland, as well as in publications “Search for Harmony” and “Rationality and alchemy of Art”.

She is also the president of "Studio for Early Music" - the first Serbian society for early music, based in Belgrade.
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