Duo Appassionato

Ljiljana Lukic (Lilly),


born in Belgrade (Yugoslavia), is a professional flautist, performing and recording artist and teacher.

Studied flute at the Music School “Stanislav Binicki” and “Josip Slavenski” Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Ljubomir Dimitrijevic where she was honored with the Most Outstanding Young Musician award “Orpheus’ Laureate” in 1991 under patronage of “Junesses Musicales” in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She continued her studies at the Academy of Music in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Tahir Kulenovic majoring in flute performance. In 1993 she moved to USA. There she studied at the Southern California Conservatory of Music in the class of Prof. Toby Caplan-Stonefield where she graduated in the year 2001.


-Four times 1st prize winner of State Competitions for flautists  (Serbia-Yugoslavia) in 1985, 1988, 1990 and 1991

-Three times 1st prize winner of National Competitions for flautist  (Herceg Novi-Montenegro in 1988, Ljubljana-Slovenia in 1990 and  Belgrade-Yugoslavia in 1991).

-CAPMT California State Competition (Collegiate Division),  1st prize winner in 1998.

-Numerous honorary awards from local and international competitions.


As a soloist and a member of various chamber groups and orchestras, she performed in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and all over Ex-Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia). Her credits also include many performances, interviews and recordings for Yugoslavian National Radio and Television Stations.


Masterclasses include: Julius Baker, Alain Marion, Patrick Gallois, Anne Diener Zentner, Carol Wincenc, Tadeu Coelho, Brad Garner, Gary Schocker, Sandra Church, Susan Hoeppner, Nobutaka Shimizu, Peter Lloyd, Miodrag Azanjac, Ljubisa Jovanovic, etc.


Ljiljana is currently the principal flautist of the Valley Symphony Orchestra, works as a flute teacher, freelance performer, and is a member of several chamber groups in Los Angeles.


Tel: (310) 402-9494 or (818) 500-0339

E-mail: ljisha@areaillusions.com