Kristina Suklar was born in Serbia in 1983. In 1997 she began her studies at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna in Prof. Werner Hink’s class. Parallel to these studies, she began studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Tibor Varga in 2003. That same year she was awarded the Herbert von Karajan scholarship. In 2009 she completed her master’s degree in Prof. Pavel Vernikov’s class, graduating with distinction.
She has held the position of concertmaster in the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the UBS Chamber Orchestra and, since 2006, has regularly played with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
She was a prizewinner in the Fidelio Competition and the Anton Bruckner Competition of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 she won second prize in the GRADUS AD PARNASSUM competition in Vienna.
In 2009 she became leader of the first violin section in the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and since 2011 has been assistant concertmaster.