Margareta Jeric

(born in 1982, in Zagreb, Croatia, resident in Montreal), composer. She first began her musical training at the age of five at the Zagreb School of Music in her native Croatia. After having moved to Canada, she started off with piano lessons at the McGill Music Conservatory. Various prizes and grants were awarded to her throughout her studies at Pierre Laporte and Vincent d'Indy, which led ultimately to a degree in music theory at the University of Montreal. Pursuing her training as a pianist under Gilles Manny, she discovered the world of contemporary music and is now fully dedicated to it. She has a Master's degree in composition under Alan Belkin with the first Prize in the OUM Competition with her piano concerto. She was also commissioned to compose a work for orchestra. Upload is dedicated to her mentor and friend, Michel Longtin. It was performed, during the 2007-2008 MNM homage to Vivier series, under the direction of Jean–François Rivest. During the summer of 2008, she obtained a composition residency at the Banff Center for the Arts where she had the opportunity to work with masters Jonathan Berger and Giorgio Magnanensi. In November 2008 the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica invited Margareta to the premiere of her piece Bailo performed by the trio Fibonacci in Rome. Over time, she also received several bursaries for graduate studies from the University of Montreal.
Selected works: Bailo; Upload 2008; Chanson a boir;M Yellow boots(le bottes jaunes).
Award: the first prize for the composition for alphorn and brass instruments by the Swiss Embassy in Canada (competition 2009-2010), composition prize to create a chamber opera by the University of Montreal (competition 2010-2011).