Born and raised in Belgrade (Serbia) in 1982 in an Indian-Serbian family. The multi ethnic diversity within the family created the first of many encounters that shaped him musically, personally, and initially inspired his interests and search for the unknown.
After graduating at Belgrade musical school, with the age of 20 years he left to study classical music at Mozarteum University in
Salzburg - Austria where he lived and worked for eight years. Being the epicentre of old German and Austrian classical and romantic school, and a baroque city after-all, Salzburg left a clear mark on his musical education as something very different but complementary to Serbian and Indian heritage.
After some years of studying classical music and meanwhile maintaining the touch with other musical genres he was very fortunate to enter the Verbier UBS Orchestra and Verbier festival chamber orchestra, and have the opportunity to perform with such artists as Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mikhaïl Pletnev, Sir Andrew Davis, Manfred Honeck, Dennis Russell Davies, Gábor Takács-Nagy Marta Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Evgeny Kissin, sisters Labèque and many others. The season was concluded with a tour through USA and Europe with Marta Argerich and Charles Dutoit (Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center - New York, Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, Harris Theater - Chicago, Jones Hall - Houston, Teatro Carlo Felice - Genova, Tonhalle - Zúrich, Konserthuset - Stockholm , Tonhalle - Düsseldorf, Lyon Opera, Mozarteum Hall - Salzburg, Schlos Elmau, Luxembourg, etc).
After this unique experience as a next significant influence came a collaboration with Salzburg Experimental School of Dance (SEAD), focusing on improvisation, composition and movement resulting with two tours through India (2009 and 2010). He graduated at Mozarteum University in the year 2010 in the class of Alois Brandhofer receiving the highest marks. After graduating, he moved to Barcelona and started to enrich his experience with different musical genres but still performing regularly as a classical musician (chamber music and solo recitals), and occasionally performing with the OBC (Orquesta Sinfonica de Barcelona y Nacional de Catalunya) and other orchestras in the country.
His stay in Barcelona and more recently Italy resulted with creating such projects as Ars Vulgaris, Estación del Este, Balkan Madness Orchestra, Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra (BGKO), Eastern Chamber, Architerraneo, Transit Trío, Nomad Quartet and many different collaborations in Spain and Italy.
Occasionally performing as an orchestra musician which includes several concerts with Salzburg Chamber Soloists, OJC (Orquesta sinfonica Julia Carbonell de les terres de Lleida), and OBC (Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona y Nacional de Catalunya), Orquesta di Roma.
Since 2015 continuing studies of clarinet repertoire with Calogero Palermo (Opera di Roma).
His repertoire includes jazz, mediterranean and middle-eastern music, indian music, klezmer, east-european music, ancient music and above all classical and contemporary music.
clarinet and chamber music teachers:
Calogero Palermo, Josep Fuster, Larry Pasin, Vicente Alberola, Wenzel Fuchs, Jim Ognibene, Joan Enric Lluna, Lorenzo Copola, Mate Bekavac, Pascal Moragues, Irena Grafenauer, Rainer Schmidt, Alfons Kontarsky, Thomas Riebl, Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch and others.
Continues performing regularly in Spain and around Europe doing more than 100 concerts a year.