Faculty of Music

Aneta Ilić, MMus

Vice-dean for artistic work | Professor in the artistic field of Singing
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Aneta Ilić rightfully belongs among the leading vocal interpreters of Serbian musical scene, and has performed extensively during the past number of years, with highly acclaimed professional appearances both in Serbia and abroad.
She is a graduate of  Faculty of Music in Belgrade, from the class of prof. Biserka Cvejić, with a dual major in Music theory and pedagogy. She has also completed her Masters in music, as a vocalist, with prof. Irina Arsikin at the same university, Department of Vocal performance. Since 2000 Aneta Ilić is teaching vocal performance at Vocal Studies Department in the capacity of Associate Professor.
She is a recipient of several of the highest prizes on national competitions and most notably was awarded a prestigious award from the Association UMUS, a Serbian Association of music artists, for “The best concert” in 2005, and City of Belgrade Annual Award 2010 for music and music performance art.
Her wide repertoire ranges from the Early Baroque to the music of 21st Century. A special part of her artistic activity lies in promoting and performing a wide range of Serbian Music, both classical heritage and contemporary pieces.
Aneta is a soloist with the Ensemble “Renesans” and a member of “Ensemble for new music”, as well as a trio “Donne di Belgrado”, an ensemble that promotes contemporary music and has many Serbian composers written music for it, with all of whom she has performed in the country as well as internationally.
Aneta has given numerous vocal recitals with acclaimed pianists Dejan Sinadinović and Vladimir Stojnić performing various repertoires from musical epochs of Baroque, Romanticism, Impressionism and 20th Century music.
As a soloist, she has performed the most notable parts of grandiose musical pieces such as cantatas, requiems and masses.
As an opera singer, Aneta Ilić has performed the title role in Carl Orff’s opera “Die Kluge”, Despina in W.A. Mozart’s “Cossi fan tutte”, and Sostrata in “Mandragola” by Ivan Jevtic, all staged and produced by the Chamber Opera ”Madlenianum” in Belgrade. She also appeared in the role of “Mrs. T” in Michael Hyman’s chamber opera “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat”, an opera that was staged within Belgrade Theatre Festival, 2001. Aneta played the role of Eurydice in “Orphee et Eurydice” by C.W. Gluck at the most prominent music festival in Serbia – BEMUS, 2005. At the National Theatre stage, she performed Susane in “Le nozze di Figaro” by Mozart 2010. In summer of 2012, she created the role of Padme, for the world premiere of the opera “Two heads and a girl” by Isidora Zebeljan at the Settimana Musicale Senese Festival in Siena, Italy.
Produced by Swedish Theatre “Confidancen”, Aneta was a featured soloist for three consecutive seasons (2005-2007) in a Baroque theatre play “Divertimenti di Confidance”.
Notable appearances have been made by Aneta on the stage of renowned Muziekgebouwaan’ Tij performing works of Marius Flothuis, Isidora Žebeljan and Ljubica Marić.
Collaborations with notable conductors include such names as Leopold Hager, David Porcelijn, Uroš Lajovic, Vladimir Kranjčević, Bojan Suđić… Aneta has performed as a soloist with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio-Television Belgrade Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Soloists Ensemble, “Dušan Skovran” chamber orchestra, the “St. George String Orchestra” and made numerous recordings for radio and television, including a CD of Isidora Žebeljan’s music with Brodski Quartet 2011, and “Little Box” CD with Donne di Belgrado trio in 2012. Aneta has performed in Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Croatia and Slovenia.

The critiques have said about Aneta Ilić ‘s interpretations:

“…We underline the fact that existence of Aneta Ilić on our musical scene represents a real gem. With flawless intonation and precise execution, intelligent and imaginative, Aneta Ilić not only has a voice of a unique and recognizable color, but intellectual and spiritual strength as well, that is manifested in its full potential and devoted to that “musical NOW”…”
9 December 2003, Katarina Tomašević, Radio Belgrade II

“… Aneta Ilić… has truly followed all of the emotional subtleties in balanced registers of great interpretative power, in an absolutely precise intonation, and endless rows of intricately crafted passages transcending genuine musicality…”
25 April 2008, Gordana Krajačić, Borba