Maja Lučić Jovanović

(Obrenovac, 24 th February, 1980), finished music theory and piano courses with Mirjana Đorđević in the Slavensk Music High School and studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Zoran Erić with whom she graduated in 2006. She later followed seminars and specialist courses at the Young composers meeting in Apeldoorn in 2004 with Louis Andriessen, Martin Padding, Richard Ayres and Rodney Sherman, the Composers’ Workshop in 2003 in Bayreuth with James Clarke, and the New Music Course in The Hague in 2004. She followed courses in sound design and recording with Đorđe Petrović in Belgrade. For the past few years she has been teaching and since 2007 is the conductor of the children’s choir Vavedenje Presvete Bogorodice in Obrenovac. She writes music for children, and has led her to the rationalization of her musical language and the use of simpler forms and harmonies. Her works include: Nello spazio senza il tempo, per orchestra a tre (2006), Promenada životinja, for nine instruments (2004), If I should die, for high male voice and fourteen instruments to a poem by Benjamin Franklin and commissioned by Dutch ensemble De Ereprijs (2004), Instead of intermezzo, for cello (2003), Sonata, for two pianos (2002), Piano pieces, for children (2007), Miholjsko leto, for female chorus and flute (2002), Trio, for viola, cello and piano (2001).