Ljiljana Jovanović

(Belgrade, 15th June, 1966) started her piano and music theory training at the age of seven. She studied composition in Montenegro and Croatia with Željko Brkanović, where she also gained her B. Ma. In 1989 she moved to Stuttgart to follow courses in musique concrète at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst with Urlich Süße. She continued at the Rheinische Musik Hochschule in Cologne with Mauricio Kagel, and also studied musicology, Slavic philology and philosophy at Cologne University. In 2002, she finished her graduate studies in interdisciplinary theatre at Towson University in Maryland where she received the College Graduate Education and Research Fellowship for 2001 and 2002. Her compositions, new music projects, sound designs and texts have been performed and broadcast in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Germany, Holland, England, Portugal, France, Canada and the United States. She continues to pursue diverse artistic interests as a composer, sound designer, musical director and educator in the Baltimore and Washington area. She received the Meet the Composer Grant for 2004, and has been a member of the Baltimore Composers Forum since 2002. Her best known works are: Two movements, for 19 stings, Etudes, for Three Players and a Wind Septet, Sonata, for the Piano, String quartet Chromatic Impressions, and Wind Quintet Diptych.