The cellist Lana Kostic was born in 1988 in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). After getting her high school diploma, she studied at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, in the cello class of prof. Johannes Krebs and prof. Alexander Baillie, which she graduated in 2014 with honors. As a scholarship holder of the society of Ober-Gerwern, "Fondation Irène Dénéréaz" and the foundation "Rita Zimmerman", she specialised at the University of Arts Bern in the class of prof. Conradin Brotbek and gained a master´s degree in Composition and Theory (with specialisation in classical singing) which she successfully completed in 2016.
She is a laureate of many international and national competitions, e.g. She has received the special prize of the competition "Rudolf Matz".
As a classical cellist, she can be heard as a soloist, with orchestras and in various chamber music ensembles. In contemporary music she has played with the Vertigo and Kloppstock ensembles and performed movements by Rosalba Quindici and Ole Hübner.
She is interested in the interdisciplinary arts and has been involved in various projects, such as in the film "Dvorak who?", in the theatre (Theater am Goetheplatz Bremen, Biennale Munich, Theater Bern etc.), as well as in concept improvisations with dancers (Volksbühne Biel) and in cooperation with electronic music (generaticartensemble - Bremen and Stein & Staub - Bern).
In cooperation with Neurology Biel she performed the performance "The Musical EEG" in 2016 and 2017, where she developed techniques for cello and voice and connected to an EEG device that played her brainwaves. This project resulted in her solo project "Lakiko". More information: Lana Kostic - Lakiko
In 2017 she founded the duo Frida with the pianist Laura Livers, with whom she played more than 30 concerts in BiH, DE and CH (including the Rock The Docks Festival and the Bern Music Festival). Currently the two artists are recording their first studio album in Zurich. More information: Home