Sanja Repše started to play cello at the age of 12. Just a few months later she got her first award on national competition. She won Competition of young Musicians in Slovenia in 2000 in category cello solo and in 2002 with Slovenian Piano Trio. Sanja has got awards on International competitions in Italy, Germany, Croatia and Austria.

In September 1999 she has passed entering exams at State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky in Moscow in class of prof. I. Gavrish. After receiving diploma in Moscow she returned to Slovenia to make post-degree at Academy of Music in Ljubljana with prof. C. Skerjanc and got diploma with qualification of cellist specialist. In October 2006 she became student in class of prof. J. Barhte at Ecole Normale De Musique de Paris and in april 2008 she got Diplome de concertiste. The following year she attended post-degree program with prof. Natalia Gutman in Scuola di musica di Fiesole.


She gives concerts around Europe as soloist with orchestra, solo recitals and chamber music concerts, collaborating with young musicians form different European countries.


In 2004 she started to teach at Music studio Tartini in Ljubljana. She leads young but very successful class. Her students are winners of national and international competitions. At the time she is teaching at Conservatory of music and ballet in Ljubljana and Music studio Tartini. In 2010 and 2013 she gave concerts with her students around Portugal and in 2011 in France’s capital Paris.

Cello ensemble

With best students she formed in 2010 cello ensemble, for which she makes her own transcriptions. The ensemble is opportunity for young students to make music together with their professor and to perform as soloists with accompaniment, learning being soloist, accompanying and playing in chamber music ensemble.

Master classes

In 2008 she gave her first master class. Since then she has been constantly teaching on various master classes on festivals and schools.

Pedagogical material

She is co-author of First steps – book for cello beginners. With need of pedagogical material for cellists in their first years of learning, she composed four concertinos which are made with especially chosen technical problems in a process of early development.