Ana Sokolović

(Belgrade, 1968), composer, resident in Canada originally studied with Dusan Radić and Zoran Erić in Belgrade. She completed a Master’s degree at the Université de Montréal with José Evangelista and also attended composition workshops with Tristan Murail and Denys Boulianne. She has written for orchestra and chamber music ensembles presented in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Belgium, Great Britain and Ukraine and has received commissions from leading Canadian ensembles including the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, the Molinari String Quartet, the Orchestre baroque de Montréal, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Ana Sokolović was three times winner in the Competition for Young Composers of SOCAN. She was chosen to represent Canada at UNESCO’s International Rostrum of Composers, in Paris in 1996 with Ambient V and 2009 Vez. In 1999, Géométie sentimentale obtained first prize in the chamber music category and the Grand Prix of the thirteenth CBC Radio National Competition for Young Composers. She won the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in 2005 and the Prix Opus Prize as Composer of the Year in 2008. In 2005 she wrote her first opera, The Midnight Court, for Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Company, performed at the Royal Opera House, London, in June 2006. She lives in Montreal and is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.