Born in 1981, Croatia. Monika Leskovar started to play the cello at the age of 7 and received international acclaim when at the age of 13 she won the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Japan. Since then she has performed with great orchestras and famous composers worldwide. Coloured by her charisma, professionalism and profound musical understanding combined with her unique technique, Monika Leskovar's rendition of the cello repertoire is truly remarkable.