Yugoslavian born violinist Sofija Krsteska is currently based in Austria and is engaged in concert work with renowned period instrument baroque ensembles, orchestras and chamber music groups throughout Europe and Asia.
Sofija has worked with a number of world´s leading conductors such as Martin Haselböck, Rubén Dubrovsky, Stefan Gottfried and well known ensembles including the Bach Consort Wien, the Wiener Akademie Orchestra, Neue Hofkapelle Graz, Wiener Kammerorchester, Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais as well as other chamber music groups.
Sofija holds both a Master of Music in Performance for violin and a Master of Music in Performance for baroque violin from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and a Master of Arts from the Music Academy in Belgrade. She has undertaken masterclasses with Erich Höbarth, Enrico Gatti, Odile Edouard, Reiner Honeck, Ernst Kovacic and Itzahk Rashkovsky. Her comprehensive professional and academic experience allows her to perform music spanning the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, on modern and period violin instruments with equal ease and stylistic precision.