Andrea Ratliff Creative Page

Born on  2.07.1990.g., Serbia.
 During 2003. by way of advanced advancement she completed both elementary school  and the First year Music High School Isidor Bajic in the class of professor Zeljka Sponza (during the school year 2003/2004 she attended three regular grades and prepared herself for five harp competitions). Simultaneously, she was a student of Center for Talents at Department for Literature, University of Novi Sad.
 During the school year 2004/2005, at the age od 14, she started Faculty of Music arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, in the class od full professor Milica Baric. She graduated at the age of 18, in the class of professor Ljiljana Nestorovska with highest grades, as the youngest student of her generation.

She plays harp since she was eight. She opted for that instrument because, according to her own words, it is extremely difficult to learn how to play it, and she adores challenges.
During International Harp festival in Belgrade in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 she attended masterclass with world-known harpists and teachers: Elisabeth Fontan – Binoche, Patrizia Tassini, Catrin Finch, Leyla Urmanova, Ion Ivan Roncea, Monika Stadler, Karola Pinder, Jana Bouskova, Susanna Mildonian, Ana Levina, Ann Yang and others. In 2004 she attended harp course in school «BRAVALLE» in Fossano, Italy, with Elisabeth Fontan Binoche and Anna Loro. In 2007 she attended masterclass with Huguete Geliot.
 In October 2008 she started specialist studies at Faculty of Music in Belgrade, being their bast candidate, she won the highest score at their entering exam.
Being only 18 (eighteen) years old, while other talented children sit for their entering exams, she alreday finished this faculty with high marks and numerous awards started previously. 
She was sponsored by Republic foundation for scientific and artistic achievements of young people.

   While going through the schooling process, she attended many international competitions and so far won 21 different prizes, 12 of them 1st.

   She was also chosen to represent her country on the X world's harp congress in Amsterdam, in june 2008.

 She was hired by “Windsor hotel, resort and spa” in Toya, Hokkaido(Japan)to perform as a professional harpist from December-march 2010/2011.                                                                                                         Due to great references gotten after working in Japan, she receives business offer to perform for elite prestigious  hotels in Doha, Dubai and Turkey. In spite of those offers, she moves to United States, Texas in April where she gets married and continues to pursue her career.                                                              She was hired to perform at the cocktail dinner organized by women’s council of the Hamilton City, where she receives offer to hold a solo concert.                                                                                                   The concert was held on October 22nd in Hamilton, Texas, with all the tickets sold out. The concert caused positive critics, and was followed with numerous articles in the Hamilton newspaper.                    While living in Hamilton, she performed on several different weddings, church services, dinner parties and cocktails in Austin, Dallas and Hamilton area, all within a period of 4 months.                                                Beginning of november she releases a CD, produced by Peter Blackwell, recorded at the Presbyterian Hamilton church and engineered in the Blackwell’s studio in Austin. 


-In October she moved to Dallas area  with her husband.

-Was hired to perform for the Royal Asscher Diamonds company in the Hilton Anatole hotel,  on January the 20st.

She had over 150 public appearances, on television, radios, and as a part of many elite, political and important events.

Updated:  February 10, 2012

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