As a musician, who grew up in chamber music,
Asja Valcic imbues her jazz with powerful and unusual vitality.
1967 - born in Zagreb/Croatia
1972 – beginning of cello and music theory studies
At age of ten 1st price at youth competition, debut as a soloist with orchestra, radio and TV recordings
1985 - Master at Music Academy of Zagreb, Prof. V.Dešpalj
1986-1988 studies at Tschaikovsky Conservatory Moscow with Prof. Natalja Shahovskaja
1989 LP recording for Jugoton with sonatas of D.Shostakovich & A. Schnittke
1989-1993 Musikhochschule Detmold, Prof. Karine Georgian
1995 winner of "Concours international de jeunes concertistes de Douai in France"
Concerts as a classical soloist with Zubin Mehta and Kazushi Ono, chamber music with members of Alban Berg, Brodsky and Melos Quartett among others.
1999-2000 solo cellist of LSO Maastricht/Netherland
Since 2000 living in Vienna/Austria
The fullness of Valcic's playing sometimes sounds like a complete string quartet
and then again very typically jazz tones emerge when she plucks her cello like a percussion instrument