Jelena Janković

(born in Leskovac, Serbia, 31st January 1975), musicologist, cultural manager, keyboard player, composer. She graduated in Musicology from the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade in 1999. In 2006 she finished her MA in Cultural Management and Policy in the Balkans at University of Arts in Belgrade and Universite Lumiere Lyon 2, and in 2010 she got a Master’s Degree in Gestion des entreprises culturelles at Universite Paris Dauphine. She works as programme editor  in the biggest Serbian concert agency Jugokoncert and actively organizes concerts for concert seasons in Belgrade and for prestigious festivals as BEMUS, Cello fest etc. She has participated in many international conferences on the issue of cultural policy and management in classical music. She is a member (keyboard player) of the Belgrade rock band Senzacionalni teget teatar which has performed many times in popular Belgrade night clubs. She has composed and arranged songs for Senzacionalni teget teatar and together with her sister Ivana Medić she composed several works of different genres.

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Kerstin Jeppsson

(born 1948 in Nyköping, Sweden) contemporary composer - studied at State Academy of Music - today the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1968-73 and she graduated 1973 as a music teacher. At the same time she studied composition with Maurice Karkoff. An exchange fellowship enabled her to continue her studies at the Cracow Conservatory 1974 and 1977, where she studied composition with Krzysztof Meyer and Krzysztof Penderecki, conducting with Józef Radwan and violin with Ariadna Lwowicz. In 1977 she took a B.A. degree at the University of Stockholm. She graduated as a Master of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, in 1979. Kerstin Jeppsson’s interest in poetry is reflected by her numerous vocal compositions to words by such Swedish writers as Edith Södergran Kvinnosånger, Lars Forssell  To you, Göran Sonnevi  Impossible, Karin Boye Fem koraler, Jag vill möta, Pär Lagerkvist Tre sånger om livet i romantisk stil, Ulla Olins, Embrio. A great deal of her output, however, is purely instrumental music, e.g. the highly personalized Crisis for strings and percussion. Chamber music is also included in her primary interests, as witness String quartet no. 1, no. 2,  Vocazione  and  Prometheus - a piece for percussion, fraught of contrasts in dynamics.  In the piano piece Fantasia appassionata she captures both rhythmic, dance-like characteristics and moods of tranquil introspection.
Selected works: Fyra små stycken, 1972, for pf; Notturno, 1979, for str; En dröm, 1980, for pf; Canta cromàtico, 2003, for 2 vl; Hindemith in memoriam, 1974 for bcl, pf, Tendenze, 1986, for vl,vla,vlc,pf; Dans, 1989, for 1-5 vlc, pf, 5 batt; Saknad – en monolog för orgel, 2005 for org; Arabesque, 1989, for 2 vlc; Tre petitesser, 1972, for 2 fl.
Publications directions: Available at Svensk Musik Swedmic AB
Awards: She was elected to the Society of Swedish Composers 1977. The same year she was awarded the Roayl Academy of Music Travel Grant. 1978 Swedish America Foundation cash grant as well as Arts Grants Committee travel grant.

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Lina Järnegard

(born in Borkhult, 1979, resident Gothenburg/Sweden), is Swedish composer mainly in the EAM, music dramatic and chamber music fields. She studied composition at The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg and graduated with a Masters Degree in 2011. Järnegard studied with Ole Lützow-Holm and Ming Tsao. She also studied at Gotland school of Music Composition in 2003-2005 with Per Mårtensson and Henrik Strindberg and in 2011 at The Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Dram in Glasgow with composer David Fennessy. In 2012 Järnegard was selected to joinTzlil Meudcan in Israel, a festival and course for contemporary music led by the composers Chaya Chernowin and Steven Takasugi. In 2010 Järnegard founded the Ensemble Dråpera together with mezzosoprano Anna-Sara Åberg and writer Signe Hammar. The ensemble writes and performs new music theatre. Their music theatre Flight, has been performed around Sweden. Järnegård has worked with ensembles such as Curios Chamber Players, Gaggego! and the German/Polish duo Frank Wörner and Malgortzata Walentynowicz. Her music has been performed in Sound of Stockholm 2013. She was elected a member in FST (Society of Swedish Composers) in 2009 and is also a member of KVAST (Female Amassment of Swedish Composers).
Selected works: Efterljuset finns, 2008, for str; Vågorna: identitet, 2011, for fl, cl-b, cor, perc, pf, vla, vlc; Identitet: ett drama, 2011, for 3 V female; White water: barcarole, 2012, for S, vl and sho; Encapsulated; embodied, 2012, for Br and prepared pf; Dråparna finns, 2009, music theatre for Mzs and electronics; Bortom sluter, 2007, music theatre scen for 7V and 7 instruments; String Quartet, 2006; Vakna, 2005 for fiati ensemble; Inom tid, 2005 for fl,vl, vlc, pf.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: 2010, STIM (The Swedish Performing Rights Society), 2011 Roayl Academy of Music; 2012, Swedish Arts Council; 2010, Fredrika Bremer award; 2009 Gunnar Hoffsten music award.

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