Composer

Ana Sokolović was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1968. She studied composition with Dušan Radić and with Zoran Erić. She completed a master’s degree at the Université de Montréal under the direction of José Evangelista. Her repertoire consists of works from soloists to large orchestra, from concert music to incidental music. In 1995 and 1998 Ana Sokolović was three times winner in the Competition for Young Composers of SOCAN. In 1996 and 2009 Ana Sokolović represented 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, 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. In 2008 she won Jan Matejcek SOCAN’S Prize for concert music. 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. Ana has been unanimously chosen by the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec for its 2011-12 season Homage Series.

 

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