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Doctor of Musical Arts, Violin Performance, minor in Viola Performance, University of Georgia
Master of Music in Violin Performance, Carnegie Mellon University
Undergraduate Diploma, Academy of Music at the University of Novi Sad
Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi was born in Croatia where she began to study violin in 1984. Her higher-level education began at The Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, when she began her studies with Professor Eugenia Tchougaeva and became a member of the chamber orchestra Camerata Academica, and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
A year later, she was awarded a full scholarship to study at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a Masters Degree in 2001. In 2006, Dr. Zezelj-Gualdi graduated with the doctoral degree in Violin Performance at the University of Georgia, studying violin with Dr. Michael Heald and viola with Dr. Mark Neumann.
As an active performer she played both the violin and viola extensively in solo recitals throughout the U.S and Eastern Europe. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Tennesee and the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Zezelj-Gualdi is also a passionate interpreter of contemporary music. In 2004 she was a featured soloist in the Composer in Residence concerts at Hodgson Hall, Athens (with renowned contemporary composers Augusta Reed Thomas and James MacMillan).
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