Docent Andrija Mincic – saxophone and clarinet player graduated in the class of prof. Ante Grgin, then specialized at Department of Chamber Music, and is currently a PHD student at Department of chamber music Faculty of Arts Nis. As a concert soloist, he has played at over 100 concerts in the country and abroad – Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Switzerland, England, Holland, France, Turkey, Qatar, Portugal… He performed at the most prominent concert halls in Europe, such as the Concert Gebow’s, Amsterdam, the Palau de la Musica, Grand Teatro de Liceu, L’Audotorio, Barcelona, L’Auditorio, Madrid, Victoria Hall, Geneva, Tonhalle, Zurich, St. Paul,s, Covent Garden, London, Grand Hall, York.
He was a holder of the scholarship by the city of Nis several times; he was the winner the highest award of the city of Nis 11th January as the best graduate student of the Faculty of Arts in Nis in 2009, the Silver badge of the University of Nis, as well as the Grand Prix of the Serbian Chamber of Crafts. In March 2013 he has began with his pedagogical activity as a Docent at Department of Wind instruments of the Faculty of Arts in Nis, at the subjects Orchestral sections, Literature and Performing Arts and Clarinet.
As a saxophone player he is intensely playing in various genres, from Big Band formation (lead alto saxophone and soloist in Nis Big Band), to contemporary, jazz, funk, pop, electronic, and fusion bands. He toured and played with DJ’S in Dubai, Palma de Mayorca, Tuscany. He shared stage on Nisville jazz Festival with Candy Dulfer, Mike Stern Kenny Garret t, Mike Stern… He recorded for various TV Stations and did many collaborate recordings on for other musicians.