Born into a family of Serbian and Russian musicians, Xenia studied with Rostropovich, Fournier, Navara, Sebök and Végh. She made her debut at age nine with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed as a soloist with the London Philharmonic, Budapest Philharmonic, Ljubljana Philharmonic, Madrid Radio, RSO Berlin and Copenhagen Radio orchestras. She has recorded for the PGP, CPO and Saphir labels, and most recently the Bach Cello Suites for ‘Melism’ (France). Her CD recordings of the Haydn Cello Concertos and the Brahms Sonatas were released on Calliope Records. Several composers have written works for her, and she has premiered many works by Serbian composers. She is a member of the Hamlet Piano Trio which has recorded Beethoven and Mendelssohn piano trios on the Channel Classics label, and is also cellist of the Uriel Quartet. Since 2004 she has been Professor at the Detmold Hochschule für Music.
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