Ivana Biliskov

Ivana Biliskov

cello

Croatian cellist Ivana Biliskov received her Bachelor of Music in Performance at the University
of North Texas, and a Master of Music in El Paso TX, where she served as a teaching assistant to
Zuill Bailey. Her path in the US has led her from Texas to Oregon to now Michigan, where she
is the current Principal Cellist of Detroit Opera, and is actively involved with Adrian Symphony,
Jackson Symphony, and Orchestra Sono. Ivana has participated in masterclasses with acclaimed
musicians such as Melissa Kraut, Lynn Harrell, Heidi Litschauer, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Dora
Schwarzberg, and is a three-time recipient of the Gloria Miner Fellowship at the Sitka
International Cello Festival in Alaska. She is an avid chamber musician and has won the Grand
Prize in the chamber competition Salzburg=Mozart in Tokyo, Japan as part of a piano trio. Ivana
is an active freelancer in Metro Detroit and maintains a private teaching studio in Ann Arbor,
Michigan.