Head of the Department

Svetlana Savić, DMA

Associate professor of Composition

Phone: + 381 62 250 371
E-mail: svetlana.ceca.savic@gmail.com
Biography

Светлана Савић (1971, Београд) дипломирала је 1998. године на Одсеку за композицију Факултета музичке уметности у Београду у класи редовног професора Срђана Хофмана, магистрирала 2006. године у класи редовног професора Зорана Ерића, а докторски уметнички пројекат под називом „Сонети, за женски глас, виолончело, клавир и електронику“, под менторством ред. проф. Срђана Хофмана, одбранила је 2014. године.

На Катедри за композицију и оркестрацију Факултета музичке уметности ради од 1999. године, а као ванредни професор од 2015. године. Од 2011. године године предаје на Интердисциплинарним студијама Универзитета Уметности у Београду.

Светлана Савић је добитница Мокрањчеве награде за 2014. годину, за композицију ”Заробљена” за женски хор и електронику. Током студија је освојила две награде на Међународној трибини композитора и награду из фонда „Василије Мокрањац” 2001. године. Добитница је стипендије Владе Републике Србије 2002. године. За успешан рад у настави на Катедри за композицију и оркестрацију добила је захвалницу Факултета музичке уметности 2004. године.

Њене композиције су извођене на фестивалима и концертима у Србији, Републици Српској, Израелу, Аустрији, Литванији, Русији, САД, Јапану, Јужној Африци и Намибији. Сарађивала је са реномираним извођачима, ансамблима и оркестрима као што су Београдска Филхармонија, Симфонијски оркестар РТС, Академски хор „Collegium musicum”, БГО „Душан Сковран“, Гудачи Светог Ђорђа, Ансамбл за нову музику, Ансамбл „Градилиште”, Ансамбл ”Metamorphosis”, трио „Покрет”, „Fujita trio“ и други.

Значајније композиције Светлане Савић су Сирота тужна Дон Хуанова кћи за солисте, женски хор и електронику, Quincunx за гудачки оркестар, Sustineo за симфонијски оркестар, Песме о звездама за женски хор и камерни оркестар, Ре-верзије за камерни ансамбл, Заробљена, за женски хор и електронику и Сонети, за женски глас, виолончело, клавир и електронику.

Аутор је више чланака објављених у часописима „Нови Звук” и „Трећи програм”. Била је члан Управног одбора Удружења композитора Србије, Савета аутора Сокој-а и уметнички директор 13. Међународне трибине композитора

Zoran Erić, Mmus

Full professor of Composition

Rector of University of Arts in Belgrade

Biography

Zoran Erić studied composition with Stanojlo Rajčić at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. His works have been performed in virtually all European countries, United States, China and Australia, by prominent ensembles such as the Belgrade Strings, Guildhall Strings, St. George Strings, Kreisler London Strings, Zagreb Soloists, 12 cellist der Berliner Philharmoniker, Kremlin String Orchestra, Camerata Serbica, Banatul Philharmonia, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and others. He has worked with distinguished national and international artists including Aleksandar Pavlović, Kenneth Jean, James Judd, Bojan Suđić, Darinka Matić Marović, Ksenija Janković, David Takeno, Bernard Lansky, So-Ock Kim, Malachy Robinson, Marija Špengler, Dejan Mlađenović, Aleksandar Madžar, Arisa Fujita, Emanuel Pahud, Ljubiša Jovanović and others. A noticeable part of Erić’s opus are his theater and film music. He has worked with the most prominent national film and theater artists. Zoran Erić has been a laureate of many awards for his opus, the most important being October Prize of the City of Belgrade, YUSTAT Grand Prix for Theater Music, two Golden Mimosa awards for film music, two Sterija awards for theater music, Great Gold Medal of the University of Arts in Belgrade; Erić has also won the Mokranjac award – the most prestigious award in the field of music in Serbia – three times. He is a full professor at the Department of Composition and the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where he served as Vice Dean (1992-1998) and as Vice Rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade (2000-2004). Erić was Chairman of the Board of Serbian music copyright collection society, SOKOJ. He also chaired the Department of Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (2007-2015) and acted as the Artistic Director of the BEMUS festival. Since 2015, he is holding the office of the Rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade.

Isidora Žebeljan, Mmus

Full professor of Composition

E-mail: izebeljan@gmail.com
Biography

Isidora Žebeljan (Belgrade, 1967) drew international attention with her opera Zora D, commissioned by the Genesis Foundation from London. It was premiered in Amsterdam in 2003, directed by David Pountney and Nicola Raab. Isidora Žebeljan got commissions from important institutions and festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Bregenz Festival, Berlin Philharmonic Foundation, University of Kent, Muziektheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Accademia Musicale Chigiana Sienna, City of London Festival, Dutch Chamber Choir, Eduard van Beinum Foundation, etc. She composed works for excellent musical ensembles such as Wiener Symphoniker, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Brodsky Quartet, Berlin Philharmonic Octet and London Brass. Her compositions were regularly performed in the whole world, including at the festivals Venice Biennale, Bregenz Festival, Festival RAI Nuova Musica, City of London Festival, etc. Her music were also performed by Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Symphony Orchestra of RAI Torino, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, conductors Paul Daniel, Claudio Scimone, David Porcelijn, Christoph Poppen, and by the international aclaimed soloists Stefan Dohr, Joan Enric Lluna, Alessandro Carbonare, etc. Isidora Žebeljan also regularly appears as a conductor and pianist. Her exclusive publisher is Ricordi-Universal Milan. CD-label CPO from Germany released in 2011 a CD with her orchestral music and in 2015 a CD with her chamber music, played by the Brodsky Quartet. CD-label Oboe Classics from London released in 2013 a CD ‘Balkan Bolero’ with her chamber music. Isidora Žebeljan is also one of the most prominent Serbian contemporary composers of theatre and film music. She studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Vlastimir Trajković. She is a Professor of composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. She is a member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts and a member of the World Academy of Art and Sciences (WAAS).

Srđan Hofman

Emeritus

Biography

SRĐAN HOFMAN (1944) is one of the most respected composers in Serbia, professor emeritus of composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, and the head of its Electronic Studio. He has also been the Secretary of the Serbian Section of the International Society for New Music, one of the founders of the International Composers’ Forum, the Dean of the Faculty of Music and the Vice Rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade.

Hofman has published a number of papers in the field of the contemporary music, and the book The Characteristics of Electronic Music. His oeuvre includes numerous works for orchestra, chamber music, solo pieces, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and compositions for choir and electro-acoustic music. His works have been performed at leading music festivals, both at home and abroad, e.g. Belgrade Music Festival, International Composers’ Forum in Belgrade, Ohrid Summer Festival, The Biennial of Music in Zagreb, International Competition in Electro-Acoustic Music in Bourges, Symposium of Electronic Music ISEA in Helsinki, ISCM World Music Days in Germany, Sweden and Romania.

Hofman has received many awards, among them the First Prize at the Third International Composers’ Forum in Belgrade in 1994, for his Concerto Music, for piano, 13 strings and electronics, the First Prize at the Fourth International Composers’ Forum in Belgrade in 1995, for his Signs for flute, violoncello, piano and live electronics, Mokranjac Prize in 2010 for his Looking at the ‘Mirrors’ by Anish Kapoor, for two amplified harps and Logic Pro software Plug‐ins, the Prize of the Association of the Composers of Serbia and the Medal of the University of Arts in Belgrade.

Tatjana Milošević Mijanović, DMA

Associate professor of Compositionbr>

E-mail: tatjanamm@fmu.bg.ac.rs
Biography

Tatjana Milošević Mijanović obtained the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor’s degrees in composition from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Zoran Eric. She has lectured at the Department of Composition at the Belgrade Faculty of Music and at the Academy of Arts in Banjaluka. She has composed music for diverse media including chamber, solo instruments, electro-acoustic, vocal, symphonic, music for theater and collaborated with renowned artists such as Het Trio (Holland), De Ereprijs (Holland), Creo (USA), Zagreb String Trio (Croatia), Symphony Orchestra of Serbian Broadcasting Company, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, St. George Strings, New music ensemble Gradilište, Trio Pokret, Trio Singidunum, Collegium musicum female choir, Andrzej Rzymkowski, Steffen Schleiermacher, Laurent Cuniot, David Gompper, Bojan Suđić, Nebojša Ignjatović, Nada Kolundžija…

Her compositions have been performed at festivals and concerts of contemporary music in almost every country in Europe, USA, South Korea and Serbia. Her piece The Lights of Betelgeuse or The Secret of A Red Giant for Piano, Harpsichord and Four Violoncellos was performed during the ISCM's World Music Days 1998 in Seoul. In 2001. she stayed at the Department of composition at The Old Dominion University in Norfolk as a visiting professor. The same year she participated in a multimedia project “Waterproof” by Fort Asperen organization and UNESCO, where her electronic composition Tribute for Fort Honswijk was performed and recorded on CD. She was commissioned a ballet CoinciDance from Dansacademie Arnhem, which was performed at the Groeten uit Arnhem festival by the ensemble De Ereprijs. In 2009, she was a lecturer and a member of the jury at the “15th Young Composers Meeting” in Apeldorn. Her chamber opera Who killed princess Mond was premiered at Bitef Theatre in Belgrade and recorded by Radio Television of Serbia.

She has received a number of national and international awards for her work.

Đorđe Petrović

Associate professor of Sound recording and Sound directing

Biography

Head of the Department Council

Branka Popović, DMA

Assistant professor of Composition

E-mail: bpopovic@fmu.bg.ac.rs
Biography

Branka Popović (1977, Belgrade) graduated from both Musicology and Composition departments (composition studies with Zoran Erić) of the Belgrade Faculty of Music. She obtained her Master of Music Degree in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (composition studies with Judith Bingham). She stayed for another year at the Guildhall as the Composition Fellow. She finished her doctorate studies in composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (composition studies with Zoran Erić).

Her pieces were performed by many prominent performers and ensembles, to name just a few – Austrian Ensemble for New Music, ARTéfacts Ensemble (Greece), Ansamblul devotio Moderna.
(Romania), Stephen Gutman, Ellen Ugelvik, Ensemble Metamorphosis, Studio 6, St. George Strings, LP Duo and have been presented at events such as the Reims Scènes d'Europe 2016, World New Music Days 2013, International Spring Orchestra Festival (Valletta, 2016), Festivalul International Meridian 2014, 4th International Biennial of Contemporary Music in Koper 2014, International Review of Composers, City of London Festival, Sir Harrison Birtwistle Festival and International Rostrum of Composers.

Her first chamber opera Petersburg was premiered in June 2012. She won a prize for trio Dream (I. S. o. F) at the Summer Music Academy Budapest-Prague-Vienna 2002 and was awarded the Best Music in Film accolade for her work in The Breaking Point (directed by Igor M. Toholj) at the 56th Belgrade Short and Documentary Film Festival in 2009. Her piece Lines & circles... for recorder, trumpet, harp and accordion was elected among ten recommended works at the International Rostrum of Composers 2015 in Tallinn. She is one of selected composers participating in the project CEEC Composers Fieldtrip to China 2016/2017.
She has been appointed artistic director of International Review of Composers

Dragan Latinčić, DMA

Assistant professor of Composition

E-mail: dragan8206@gmail.com
Biography

Dragan Latinčić (Belgrade, 1982) studied composition at the Belgrade Faculty of Music (class of Prof. Academician Vlastimir Trajković). At the same university he works as assistant professor. He earned his PhD degree in 2014 with the composition Batal, preludes for string orchestra and theoretical study of Application of microtonal music (a) the instrumentalist Middle-East and Balkan music of folk provenance, and (b) in the instrumental, chamber and orchestral music in contemporary acoustic type western art music (attempt of establishing an autonomous creative - composer concept), completed under the mentorship of professor academician Vlastimir Trajkovic. He attended several summer and winter courses of composition (among others, he worked with Nigel Osborne—Summer Academy Prague-Wien-Budapest ISA06 [Mürzzuschlag, Austria, August 2006], also with Louis Andriessen—Young composers meeting [Apel¬doorn, Netherlands, March 2007], and with Salvatore Sciarrino—Master-class of composition – Acanthes [Metz, France, July 2008]). His compositions have been performed in several European countries (e.g. Apel¬doorn, Vertigo, for instrumental ensemble, also played in Amsterdam in Ga¬¬u¬¬de¬a¬mus Music Week in 2007; Metz, Un astre traversa le ciel azuré... for orchestra, performed by Orchestre National de Lorraine; Dubrovnik, Carnival for string trio, performed by ensemble Sonanza; Le torri di San Gimigniano for instrumental ensemble in the 15th International Composers' Rostrum in Belgrade, 2006; ). He is the winner of Spe¬cial award of the Summer Academy Prague-Wien-Budapest ISA06 for composition Duet for two vi¬o¬lins, and the City of Belgrade Award for Young Artists for composition Whispering for two violas (2007). His art songs Hladno Šišmiš Huji on signalist po¬etry were published in the international magazine “The Signal” (Belgrade, 2006). He is the author of the monograph Microintervals in spectral geometry (2015) published by Andrejević Foundation.

Secretary of the Department

Draško Adžić

Lecturer of Composition

E-mail: draskoadzic@fmu.bg.ac.rs
Biography

Draško Adžić graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Department for Orchestration and Composition, under the supervision of Prof. Isidora Žebeljan. He is currently a PhD candidate at the same faculty and is employed as a teaching assistant as well.

His pieces have been performed in Serbia, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Armenia, Malta, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. He participated at significant European festivals such as Gaudeamus Music Week, ISA PragWienBudapest, Music Biennale Zagreb and BEMUS.

He often composes for theatre, television and film. His applied music has been presented at festivals such as Berlinale, Fest, Bitef, Sterijino Pozorje, MESS, Cinema City and Maifestspiele Wiesbaden. In 2012, he was awarded the Sterija Prize for the original theatre music. Furthermore, he was one of the artists selected to represent Serbia at the 13th Prague Quadrennial in 2015.

Draško Adžić acts as a pianist, singer and conductor, performing his pieces as well as those of other composers. In addition, he occasionally organizes contemporary music concerts.

Vladimir Korac

Lecturer of Composition

тел: +381 63 70 22 306
E-mail: vladimirkorac@fmu.bg.ac.rs
Biography

Владимир Кораћ (1986). Студије композиције (основне и мастер) завршио је на ФМУ у Београду, у класи проф. Срђана Хофмана. Тренутно је студент докторских студија композиције на истом факултету у класи проф. Зорана Ерића.
Био је полазник мајсторских курсева: КомпАрт, International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest, Sarajevo Sonic Studio, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Internationale Ferienkurse Für Neue Musik Darmstadt. Где се усавршавао радећи са професорима: Најџелом Озборном, Филипом Мануријем, Рафаелом Сендом, Марк Андреом, Пијерлуиђијем Билонеом, Георгом Апергисом.

Био је професор Средње музичке школе Јосиф Маринковић у Зрењанину (2015-2016), као и сарадник у настави на Катедри за композицију ФМУ (од 2014).
У досадашњем опусу компоновао је за соло инструменте, различите камерне ансамбле, симфонијски оркестар, електронику и електро-акустичке композиције.
Композиције су му извођена у Србији, Босни и Херцеговини, Хрватској и Аустрији, на фестивалима КоМА, Фестум, КомпАрт, ISA, Sarajevo Sonic Studio, Die jüngste Musik unserer Zeit, Izlog suvremenog zvuka, Vienna International Saxfest.
Добитник је прве награде на конкурсу за савремену композицију Рудолф Бручи у Новом Саду (2015) за композицију Fragments of Green.
Композиција Lasciatemi morire забележена је на диску Fast Forward, гудачког квартета Concertone.