About Kristina

Kristina Marusic (2001) is a Serbian violinist born in Belgrade and has been playing violin since she was seven years old. Currently, she is a 3rd-year bachelor violin student at the FHNW/Music Academy Basel in the class of Rainer Schmidt. Before that she studied in the class of Guy Braunstein.

During her studies, she has played numerous concerts as a soloist, with chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout Serbia as well as Europe. She has performed in halls such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmonie, Kolarac Concert hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Stadt Casino Basel, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Stefaniensaal Graz etc.

So far, she has won more than 30 awards at an array of national and international solo and chamber music competitions. For multiple years she has been a scholarship holder of Musik Akademie Basel, Lyra Foundation in Switzerland, Foundation for young talents of Republic of Serbia, Foundation for young talents “Privrednik”. She also won a scholarship from the foundation “Dobar Glas” to participate in a masterclass with Nemanja Radulovic in 2021.

In the summer of 2022 she participated in The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Special Salzburg Project and the Summer tour. With them she played 18 concerts in Austria, Germany, Italy and Netherlands.

She has worked with conductors such as Teodor Currentzis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Tobias Woegerer, Josep Caballé Domenech, etc. From 2015 until 2017 she was a member and the concertmaster of the European Spirit of Youth Orchestra.

Kristina is very active in chamber music as well. She had the chance to perform with many outstanding musicians such as Rainer Schmidt, Nemanja Radulovic, Roman Simovic, Milena Simovic, Jan Vogler, Bogdan Bozovic, Marlin Hartelius, Thomas Zehetmair, Dmitry Smirnov, etc.

She participated in many chamber music festivals such as Festival and Masterclass Orchestra Camera de la Sardegna, Moritzburg Festival Academy, Germany, International Chamber Music Festival in Belgium - Musica Mundi, KotorArt, Montenegro, Boljsoj Festival of Emir Kusturica at Mokra Gora, Serbia, A-Fest in Novi Sad, Serbia etc.

She had chamber music masterclasses and lessons with Steven Isserlis, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Jan Vogler, Antony Marwood, Saiko Sasaki, Rainer Schmidt, Jiri Nemecek, Guy Braunstein, Sergio Azzolini, Anton Kernjak, Anna Gebert, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Mira Wang etc.

Solo masterclasses she had with Nemanja Radulovic, Gordan Nikolich, Roman Simovic, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Stephanie Gonley, Anthony Marwood, Ivry Gitlis, Herbert Greenberg, Igor Tkatchouk, Timur Melnyk, Qian Zhou, etc.

Previously, she has been studying with Robert Lakatos and Marija Kovacevic in Serbia.

Kristina plays on the violin from the 19th century and with the bow made by Vladimir Radosavljevic, both received in 2017 from The Foundation for Young Talents of City of Belgrade.


Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77
Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Haydn Concerto No. 2 in G major
Kabalevsky Concerto in C major, Op. 48
Lalo Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op. 21
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64
Mozart Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 5
Violin and piano
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56
Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in F major (“Spring”), Op. 24
Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Scherzo in C minor ( from FAE Sonata)
Bravnicar Preludio
Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro
Sicilienne and Rigaudon
Leclair Sonata No. 3 in D major, Op. 9
Mozart Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K. 304
Ondricek Scherzo Capriccioso, Op.18
Paganini La Campanella
Sonata No. 6 in A minor, Op. 2
Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a
Rajicic Andante Cantabile
Ravel Tzigane, Op. 76
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Romansa Andaluza No. 1, Op. 22
Saint Saens Havanaise in E major, Op.83
Shchedrin In the style of Albeniz
Vitali Chaconne
Wieniawski Scherzo Tarantelle, Op.16
Solo violin
Bach Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Paganini Caprices, op. 1, various
Chamber music
Bartok 44 duos for two violins, Sz. 98
Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
Piano Quartet, No 3
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1
Piano Trio, Op.8
Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor (“Dumky”), Op. 90
Grieg String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27
Handel - Halvorsen Passacaglia in G minor
Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G major (“Gypsy”), Hob. XV/25
Piano Trio, No 37
Kowalski Music Für Drei Instrument
Leclair Sonata No. 5 in E minor for 2 violins
Mozart Divertimento in D major, Op. 136
String Quartet No. 19 in C major (“Dissonance”), K. 465
Milhard Sonata for 2 violins and piano
Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
5 pieces for two violins and piano
String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110


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