The best way to approach this idea was to work on her own, after the studies.
Slovenia – the first job and another neighbouring country. An opera challenge and new things to learn. New musical surrounding fulfilled with the joy of the seaside, skiing, and hiking. The beautiful nature that inspires, new people to meet, Slovenian orchestras and ensembles to work with. Nevertheless, connections with Salzburg and its ensembles are still there. It is like a never-ending circle of experience that is getting bigger and bigger. Filled with some good and some bad moment. Altogether being part of life and creating Sanja as she is now. Like a true Sagittarius, always on the move, a bit unsettled, vivacious. Emotional, fond of people, friends, and smiles.
Life is a miracle and it does bring you things you would never expect…
Some years later, there she is. Back at her home country, becoming a member of the best orchestra in the region, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Highly praising their actions for the classical music in Serbia. An ideology that has filled with her new ideas connected to the traditions of her native country and countries she has lived in, the influence of the people she has been working with, who inspired her. Accomplished projects and more new ones to come. All with the idea of promoting oboe as a little- known instrument in the Balkans, usable in different musical genres and with great expressive possibilities.
With this idea, Sanja was truly born as herself, an oboe player, an artist. There she made her own musical path that she is stepping on. Growing daily in interactions with ensembles and artists she is collaborating with throughout Europe. With the idea of music. Teaching and creating the concept. Handing over her experience to the younger generations of oboists. Helping them make their musical path with oboe less roundabout than hers was.
Action is life. It's what moves her and keeps her alive. And being home. For Sanja, it is not where you live or work. It is not one place. It is »all or nothing«, an endless space within you, a big breath of fresh air, an easiness of movement, and a possibility to express herself and the music that she carries within, wherever she is and wherever she goes.