HRVOJE TISLER, violin
Hrvoje Tisler began his music career at an early age as both a teacher and performer. He obtained a bachelor degree in violin instruction and performance with distinction from the Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina in 1973. He began teaching violin at the Mladen Posaic School in 1972, and from 1984 to 1992 he taught conservatory level violin in Sarajevo. From 1976 to 1992 he appeared in over one hundred performances as a member of the Sarajevo Philharmonic, and from 1979 to 1986 performed in over thirty performances as a member of the Sarajevo Chamber Orchestra. In 1992 Hrvoje became a member of the Sarajevo String Quartet, where he performed until his departure for Canada. In Canada Hrvojehas performed as a member of Symphony New Brunswick (1996 – 2001), and is currently teaching and performing in New Brunswick. Among other accomplishments, he has performed in some 200 concerts with Symphony NB and 30 with the Fredericton Chamber Players. In addition to having taught privately more than 100 students from beginning to advanced levels, he has instructed numerous students and coached and directed award-winning junior and youth string orchestras at the NB Conservatory.