Department of Stringed Instruments


It is one of the fundamental departments of Academy, with a large number of students, teachers and teaching assistants, and certainly with a large concert production. Over Academy’s history, classes were taught by Aleksandar Szegedi, Milan Tarbuk, Kurt Hauser, Stjepan Sinjeri, Božidar Nikolić, Ivan Poljanšek, Vladimir Antolek Orešek, Vinko Kepnik, Ivo Đino Sagrestano, Branimir Huterer, Velko Todevski, David Kamhi, Osman Faruk Sijarić, Dževad Šabanagić, Radoslava Medle.

At present, classes are taught by Violeta Smailović-Huart, YeonJu Jeong, Emina Smolović, Pavel Kondrušević, Yevgeny Xaverieff, Belma Alić, Slobodan Gerić, with Ilma Hodović as a teaching assistant at the concentration in violin.

Dženana Hadžić and Adela Šabić are artistic assistants at the Department. Over the last decade, Department has also been receiving help by many professors from abroad, particularly by prof. Zoran Krajišnik of the Art Academy in Novi Sad, Darko Karajić of the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade and Maroje Brcić, a guitar player from Zagreb.

In 2005, concentration in Guitar was opened, with classes delivered by the renowned Austrian guitar player and professor at Hochschule für Musik und darstelende Kunst in Vienna Alexander Swete and Đani Šehu, a graduate with prof. Swete, presently an assistant teacher for the guitar. Over the past five years, Department students have received seven prizes at international competitions in the countries of the region.

Doc. dr. Belma Alić is Head of Department.



Concert Season includes festivals May Music Festivities, Sonemus Fest, Sarajevo International Guitar Festival. May Music Festivities Sarajevo International Guitar Festival Sonemus Fest


Through various forms of concerts (ensemble concerts, all-evening recitals, concerts of mixed character), all Academy departments are presented as well as their rich artistic and concert activity. Concert season