Ksenija Komljenović

Dr. Ksenija Komljenović (Belgrade, Serbia) is an award-winning percussionist, composer, and cofounder of the Balkan Percussion Duo and PNEUMA. Throughout her versatile career, she has studied, performed, and taught across Europe, the United States, and Asia. Ksenija is the first woman from Serbia with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Degree. She holds the Assistant Professor of Percussion position at Texas A&M University-Corpus ChristiKsenija serves as a host on the At Percussion Podcast.


(2020) Interview - Pete's Percussion Podcast Part 1 and Part 2

(2020) Intervju - Music Storyline

(2020) Intervju - Priče iz dijaspore

(2020) Interview - New Beginnings Podcast
(2019) Round Table Discussion - @Percussion Podcast
(2019) Interview - Cameron Leach Podcast
(2019) Intervju - Novi magazin
(2019) Intervju - Danas
(2018) Interview - @Percussion Podcast
(2018) Intervju - Via Academica
(2017) Intervju - Kaleidoskop
(2017) Intervju - VICE
(2017) Intervju - Susretanja (RTS)

(2015) Intervju - City Magazine
(2015) Intervju - iSerbia
(2015) Intervju - Multivalensa
(2015) Intervju - Danas​


• Stuart Saunders Smith - Songs I-IX for Actor-Percussionist 

• J. S. Bach - Chaconne from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
• J.S. Bach - Adagio from Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001


• J. S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
• My composition 4 SALE for two marimbas
• Tango n. 2 from Astor Piazzolla's Tango Suite


Cie Kahlua - Ceci n'est pas une balle



• John Psathas - Kyoto
• Alejandro Viñao - Water


Meet The Studio


• New Artist Facebook Page


• Balkan Percussion Duo Facebook Page

• PNEUMA Facebook Page

Balkan Percussion duo was featured on Classic FM. Our video has had over 700K views!


4 SALE for marimba duet with bongos is finally published, and can be purchased on Bachovich Music Publications website! Check out the video here.

My transcription for Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 for marimba duet has been published! You can check it out on Bachovich Music Publications website.


• 2020 - Became the Artistic Director of Pneuma

• 2019 - Became a Marimba One Artist

• 2019 - Joined the At Percussion Podcast as a co-host

• 2019 - Joined the distinguished faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as Assistant Professor of Percussion

• 2019 - Won the co-principal position for the World Percussion Group and toured around England, Spain, and Portugal in the spring

• 2018 - Balkan Percussion Duo won Second Prize at the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg


October 1-5, 2020 - Sound Waves Festival 

Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX

October 9, 2020 - Virtual Masterclass

Florida International University, Miami, FL

October 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM - Dr. Carrie Pierce Faculty Recital

Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX

October 20, 2020 - Virtual Masterclass

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

November 11, 2020 - Roots & Rhizomes Mentorship Project

Virtual event

November 16, 2020 - Virtual Masterclass

McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

December 21, 2020 - Balkan Percussion Duo recital - postponed

St. Petersburg, Russia

February 5, 2021 - Virtual Masterclass

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

February 21, 2021 - Faculty Recital with Liana Paliodze Harron, piano

Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX

March 9, 2021 - Virtual Masterclass

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


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©2020 by Ksenija Komljenović