Xenia Jankovic was born in 1958 into a Serbian-Russian family of musicians.
Fascinated by the cello, she started to play at the age of six and gave her debut with
the Belgrade Philharmonic when she was only nine. Two years later she received a
state scholarship to the special school of the Moscow Conservatory and was a pupil
of Stefan Kalianov and Mstislav Rostropovich.
Further studies were with Pierre Fournier in Switzerland and André Navarra in Germany. In 1981, Xenia Jankovic gained international acclaim and recognition as the
first prize winner of the prestigious "Gaspar Cassado” Competition in Florence. Close work with Sandor Vegh and György Sebök was a source of profound musical and
Xenia Jankovic’s solo performances with big orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Budapest Philharmonic, the Radio Orchestras of Berlin, Copen-
hagen and Madrid as well as her recitals in Paris, London, Berlin and Moscow have been described as deeply moving and unforgettable.
As an activ chamber musician she plays with Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Tabea Zimmermann; she is regularly invited to worldwide international festivals.
Xenia Jankovic is one of the most interesting cellists of our time.
From 1990-2003 she has been Professor for cello at the "Musikhochschule” in Würzburg and since 2004 she teaches at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Detmold.