Sanja Drakulic

(born in 1963, in Zagreb) pianist and composer. She graduated in piano (P. Gvozdic) from the Music Academy and specialized in piano in Nice, Weimar, Paris and Moscow (R. Kehrer). She studied composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique A. Cortot in Paris, the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, the Academy of Music in Zagreb (S. Horvart) and from 1987 at the P.I Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow (A. Pirumov, Y. Boutsko), winning the Master of Fine Arts (1992) and the Doctor of Musical Arts (1994) degrees and studied musicology and organ. She was a teaching assistant in composition at the same conservatory for two years. Her works have been performed by famous soloists, ensembles and orchestras in, for example Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the USA. She also performs her piano works. She is a member of the Croatian Composers Society, the Russian Composers Association and the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. She works as an Associate Professor at the Art Academy/ Department of Music, J.J Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia. She teaches composition and music theory at international master classes and seminars. She is the programme director of the International Music Festival in Pula, Croatia.
Selected works: Five Intermezzos for piano solo
Awards: 1st prize at the All Russian Young Composers in Moscow (1993), Yeltsin Presidential Scolarship for composers. She has won numerous prizes for composition in Croatia.