Internationally acclaimed cellist, Igor Cetkovic, is from Belgrade, Serbia. Igor has served with orchestras across Europe and the Mid-western United States, including the Bergen Philharmonic, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic, and as principal cellist of the Serbian chamber orchestra, the St. George Strings. His principal teachers include his father Relja Cetkovic, Sandra Belic, Liv Opdal, and James Fiste, and he has performed in numerous
masterclasses, including those with Robert DeMaine, Martin Lohr and Gary Hoffman.
A winner of many national and regional performance awards, Igor finished his doctoral studies at Michigan State University, studying under the renowned Suren Bagratuni. He also holds degrees from Stavanger University, Belgrade University, and Central Michigan University. Currently, Mr. Cetkovic plays principal cello and is an artist-in-residence with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal cello of the West Michigan Symphony, and principal cellist of the Saginaw Bay Symphony. He regularly performs with several other orchestras across Michigan and with chamber groups ION trio and the OctOpus Octet. Recently, Igor has given masterclasses at the Flint Institute of Music, and has served as guest Principal Cellist for Midland Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Cetkovic is a former cello professor at Albion College, and he currently manages a private cello studio in Lansing. Igor’s students have won regional and state awards.