Oboist Nadica Ristić Simović (2012-18) was born in Skopje. She studied music there in the class of Gordana Josifova Nedelkovska at the Ilija Nikolovski-Luj Music School and at the Faculty of Musical Arts, from which she received her diploma and her master’s degree in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Her oboe playing has been recognized at national and international competitions with numerous first prizes and special awards. Nadica has worked closely and actively with contemporary composers from Macedonia, including performances at the Days of Macedonian Music held in Skopje. She was a soloist and member of the F.A.M.E. Symphony Orchestra, which specializes in the recording of film music; she has also performed as member and soloist with the all-female Ženski Orkestar since 2011. Other orchestras with which he has collaborated include the ensembles Alea and Sonoris, as well as the State Faculty of Music Arts (FMU) Symphony Orchestra in Skopje.

From 2001 to 2005 she played as an honorary member of the Macedonian Philharmonic, and later served as principal oboe of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet. Since 2007 she has been Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music at the Ilija Nikolovski-Luj Music School in Skopje. To her musical activities in Skopje, she added pedagogic appointments in Montenegro starting in 2013 — as a teacher of oboe in Podgorica’s Vasa Pavić Music School and in the music school of the city of Tivat. Her students have won competitions. Starting this year she began appearing regularly with the Montenegro Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the trio Triangulum along with her husband, the violinist Marko Simović, and the pianist Davor Novak.