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Ana Drobac was born in Belgrade, Serbia. She came to Canada in 2003 where she finished her Masters and Doctorate degrees at University of Montreal under Anne Robert.
Ana is a member of Orchestre Symponique de Trois-Rivieres and Orchestre Symphonique de Laval. She was a member of ensemle Angele Dubeau & La Pieta. In 2010 Ana was Concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, which gave performances at the World Economic Forum at Carnegii Hall, and toured Columbia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico in the Summer Tours of 2010-2011. In August 2011 she participated in Days and Nights Festival in California. Ana is a member of Aldeburgh Strings, a new ensemble founded in Aldeburgh, England.
Since 2005 Ana has been a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Germany with whom she toured in Japan, Brazil, Russia, Armenia, Lituania and she played under conductores such as Christoph Eschenbach, Ivan Fisher, Christopher Hogwood, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Jaap van Zweden, Eiji Oue, and Yutaka Sado. While playing with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas she also worked with Lorin Maazel and Kent Nagano.
Ana participated in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in 2008 in England. In May 2009 Ana participated in the outreach program of the Peace Music Festival in Chicago teaching children and performing in the Peace Chamber Orchestra under Alex Klein, and performing with Richard Young, Rachel Barton Pine, and many others. In November 2008 Ana participated in the outreach program of the El Sistema program in Brazil. In the summer of 2004, Ana spent six weeks at the Heifetz International Music Institute where she worked with professor Yuri Mazurkevich, Victor Danscenko and Tom Kornacker. She also participated in masterclasses with Pamela Franck, Paul Katz and Ronald Copes.
She was a member of the Serbian pop-icon Goran Bregovic's Orchestra for Weddings and Funerals, a member of the St. George Strings orchestra, with whom she gave over 300 performances and in 2001, the winner of the Serbian national chamber music competition with her string quartet Elegant. The quartet stayed in Austria for 21 days in August 2001 where they played several concerts. During that period they worked with professors N. Brainin and S. Nissel of the Amadeus String Quartet, T. Kakuska and G. Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet, Laslo Mezzo and Sandor Devich of the Bartok quartet, Professor Smejkal of the Janacek Quartet, and Professor M. Skampa of the Smetana Quartet.
Ana is a recipient of a violin by Nicolas Legault-Cavallero and bow by Emmanuel Begin from Jeunesses Musicales de Canada (2008-2010). Ana is teaching in an external programme of Montreal Conservatory of Music as well as an assistent of Anne Robert.