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Ana Sokolović

Ana Sokolović was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1968. She studied composition with Dusan Radic and with Zoran Eric. She completed a master’s degree at Université de Montréal under the direction of José Evangelista. She also attended a composition workshop with Tristan Murail and Denys Bouliane in the summer of 1997.

Her repertoire consists of works for soloists, for voice, for orchestra and several pieces of chamber music. Several works have been performed in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Belgium, Great Britain, Ukraine, the U.S.A.,India, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia.

She has received commissions from the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano), the Esprit Orchestra, Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, the dance companies Brune and Cas Public, the Molinari String Quartet, the Bozzini String Quartet, the Orchestre baroque de Montréal, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Co., Bradyworks, Jeunesses musicales du Canada, Soundstreams, the Adaskin String Trio, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Fibonacci trio, the Phoenix Trio, Arraymusic, the Evergreen Gamelan, Banff Centre and many soloists.

In 1995 and 1998, Ana Sokolović was three times winner in the Competition for Young Composers of SOCAN. In 1996, Ambient V was chosen to represent Canada at UNESCO’s International Rostrum of Composers in Paris. In 1999, Géométie sentimentale obtained a first prize in chamber music category and Grand Prix of 13th CBC Radio National Competition for Young Composers.

In 2005 she wrote her first opera, The Midnight Court, for Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Co,, which was performed at the Royal Opera House, London, England in June 2006. That same year, Ana Sokolović won the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in recognition of her exceptional talent and achievement in composition. In 2007, she won the Prix Opus Prize, presented by Quebec Music Council, for composer of the year, and in 2008, she won Jan Matejcek SOCAN’S Prize for concert music.

Ana Sokolović is currently composing an imposed piece for the Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) and an opera for six female voices for The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.

Ana Sokolovic lives in Montreal and teaches as a guest composition professor at Université de Montreal.