Born in Serbia, Xenia Jankovic studied with Mstislav Rostropovich, Stefan Kalianov, Pierre Fournier, Guy Fallot, André Navarra, György Sebök and Sándor Végh. She has recorded Bach’s cello suites, and works for cello and piano by Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Jevtic and Shostakovich. She is a member of the Hamlet Piano Trio, playing on modern and period instruments, and has recorded concertos by Haydn, Elgar, Dvořák, Prokofiev, Khachaturian and Shostakovich, and trios by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schubert. She was Artistic Director of the Musikdorf Ernen Festival (2006-2017). In 2018 she founded the Inspirimus project as an expression of her artistic, pedagogical and spiritual goals, inspired by her desire to engage more profoundly with art in general. In chamber music she plays with the Ensemble Inspirimus, which she founded in 2020. Currently she teaches cello at Detmold University (Germany) and gives masterclasses worldwide.
Photo Marco Borggreve