Jasna Veljanović-Ranković

(Fulda, Germany, 13th January, 1980), received her primary and secondary schooling in Kragujevac and graduated in 2003 from the Tchaikovsky Music Academy in Ukraine, department of composition, with Gennady Lapenko. Her examination work, Concert for piano and orchestra, was performed by the Ukraine Radio Symphony Orchestra. She subsequently completed her post-graduate studies in the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Vlastimir Trajković, with Five songs, for mezzo soprano and orchestra, based on a poem by Alexander Blok. She is currently following master courses in music theory in the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, with Sonja Mariknović as her mentor. She has written for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and for symphony orchestra and has recently devoted her time to the composition of chamber music for specific ensembles Duet i Romansa, for flute and orchestra (2009), Prekinuta pasakalja, for flute, oboe, accordion and cello (2007), Nemirne misli u noći, for flute, oboe, saxophone and cello, Dobro je biti živ (2007). She is an assistant in the department of music in the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac.