Diana Grubišić - Čiković - harp
Diana Grubisic Cikovic has completed her elementary and middle school piano education in Rjeka, Croatia, by Prof Sonja Pavletic and her harp education in Ljubljana, Slovenia, by Prof Marija Gvozdic Horvat. She finished her harp studies in 1994 at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana by Prof Ruda Ravnik Kosi. Her further education included international master classes for harp by Prof Catherine Michel (France) and Prof Patrizie Tassini (Italy). She completed her postgraduate studies for harp at the Music Academy "Ino Markovich" in Lovran, Croatia, in the class of Prof Irina Petrovna Pasinskaja (Moscow, Russia).

She has performed as a soloist at various full length concerts and accompanied by the Opera Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre Ivana pl. Zajca, the Slovenian Philharmonics, Dubrovnik symphonic orchestra, Symphonic orchestra of the Croatian Radio Television, Varazdin chamber orchestra, Rjeka chamber orchestra, Zadar chamber orchestra and the Hungarian symphonic orchestra “Danubia”. Next to soloist performances she has also had performances in chamber ensembles (Rjeka piano trio, duet violin-harp with her sister the violinist Tea Grubisic, duet flute-harp with the flutist Tamara Coha and duet horn-harp with the horn-player Bostjan Lipovsek).

She also records for the Croatian Radio music record library and has recorded a CD with the Rjeka piano trio containing works from Croatian authors (Pejacevic, Bjelinski, Grzinic) with the record label GIS Records. In April 2007 the record label Croatia Records has published her first solo album “Harfosfera” with works of Handel, Paradisi, C. Ph. E. Bach, Spohr, Hindemith, Tournier, Hasselman and two Croatian composers – Ivana Lang and Dalibor Bernatovic. In December 2008 she has, together with the flutist Tamara Coha Mandic, released the CD “Slow motion” (Croatia Records).

For over 20 years she was a member of the Opera Orchestra HNK Ivana pl. Zajca in Rjeka. From 1994 until 2006 she has been teaching harp at the Music Academy Ivana Matitica Ronjgova in Rjeka and since 2002 she is an assistant professor for harp of the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia.