Radmila Rakin Martinović

Radmila Rakin-Martinovic graduated from the Novi Sad Academy of Arts in 1984, and obtained her MA in Flute at the same institution in 1987, with Professor Marijan Egic. Her performance was perfected with Bruno Cavallo. As one of the best students, she participated in numerous competitions and won many awards and prizes, including a total of 16 first prizes. She performed as a soloist and chamber musician (in Duo and with Flute Trio Density). She took part in the most significant music events in former Yugoslavia and performed as a soloist with a great number of orchestras. She has made recordings for numerous radio and TV stations and recorded a CD produced by “EOS” from Graz (Austria). Her engagement in teaching commenced at the second year of her university studies, in 1981, when she became a flute teacher with the Isidor Bajic Music School in Novi Sad. She is a member of all national flute juries, as well as a member of the international jury at the Petar Konjovic Competition in Belgrade. She has worked as a part-time professor at the Novi Sad Academy of Arts for the subjects Flute Teaching Methods and Wind Instrument Teaching Methods since October 1999. Since 2001, she has been teaching at the Cetinje Academy of Music, too.  For the subjects she teaches, Radmila has the title of Assistant Professor. Mr Radmila Rakin-Martinovic has been the Principal of the Isidor Bajic Music School in Novi Sad since 1996. Excellent results of the School at every relevant competition (the best music school in Serbia five times in a sequence) were accompanied by celebration of three jubilees: 120th anniversary of Isidor Bajic’s birthday, 90th and 95th anniversaries of founding of the School. Radmila was the executive producer of two CDs published by the School in cooperation with Radio Novi Sad. Isidor Bajic Music School was awarded the most prestigious award in the area of culture and art –  “Vuk Award”, in 1999, as well as the international award for the best image in 2004 New Millennium Award – International Award for the Best Trade Name (Madrid, Spain). Vojvodina Cultural and Educational Association has awarded her with “Cultural Spark Award” for the year 1999. Radmila is co-author of the flute curriculum in music schools in Serbia. She is the Vice-President of the Music Schools Association of Serbia. She was awarded the Global Quality Management Golden Badge for the best manager in 2004 (Madrid, Spain). The Annual Award by the Music and Ballet Schools Association in Serbia was given to Radmila Rakin-Martinovic in 2004, and Novi Sad City Assembly awarded her the “Novembarska povelja Grada Novog Sada” in 2005, for outstanding results. In January 2006, Mr Radmila Rakin-Martinovic has been awarded “Svetosavska nagrada” by the Ministry of Education and Sport of Serbia. She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial.

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