Ana Drobac is originally from Belgrade, where she played in Serbian pop-icon Goran Bregovic’s Orchestra for Weddings and Funerals. In 2003, she moved to Canada to pursue her Master’s and Doctorate degree at University of Montréal under Anne Robert.
Ana has studied with members of Amadeus String Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Bartok Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Smetana Quartet. She has participated in Master classes with David Takeno, Pamela Frank, Leon Spierer, Victor Danchenko, Ilya Gringolts, Julian Rachlin. She has attended Heifetz International Music Institute; Schleswig-Holstein Festival playing under Christoph Eschenbach, Ivan Fisher, Christopher Hogwood, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Jaap van Zweden, Eiji Oue, and Yutaka Sado; and Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in the UK.
Ms. Drobac has performed with YOA Orchestra of the Americas since 2006 in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Canada and the United States under Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Carlos Miguel Prieto and Dante Anzolini. In 2010, Ana was concertmaster of YOA Orchestra at a concert presented by Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum at Carnegie Hall under Carlos Miguel Prieto and Valery Gergiev.
Ana has led numerous youth music education programs with Peace Music Festival (Chicago) founded by YOA musician Deborah Wanderley dos Santos, NEOJIBÁ in Bahía Brazil, and Alfredo de Saint-Malo Festival de Música de Panamá, founded by YOA musician Isaac Casal.
Ms. Drobac is currently a member of Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivieres and Orchestre Symphonique de Laval. She teaches 30 students in an external program at Montreal Conservatory of Music. She is an assistant to Anne Robert. And she somehow finds time to play in Aldeburgh Strings, a new ensemble founded in England. Ana is a recipient of a violin by Nicolas Legault-Cavallero and bow by Emmanuel Begin from Jeunesses Musicales de Canada.