The Croatian cellist Monika Leskovar studied in Zagreb with Valter Dešpalj, and furthered her studies with David Geringas at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, where she currently holds the position of an assistant. In masterclasses, she has worked with Mstislav Rostropovitch, Bernard Greenhouse and L. Parnas. Between 1992 and 2001 she won several international cello competitions prizes, which repeatedly recognized her artistic excellence. Monika Leskovar holds concerts across Europe, in Israel and in Japan, and performs as soloist with several world’s most prominent orchestras and conductors. She has recorded three CDs with works from the 19th and 20th centuries, and plays on a G. Grancino cello from 1700.