Smiljana Vlajić

(Belgrade, 17th August, 1971) began her studies in the Stanković Music High School in Belgrade and completed them at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 1998, with Dušan Radić, for whom she prepared the symphonic poem Igra utrnule stvarnosti. She acquired her Masters degree in composition in Rajko Maksimović’s class with Opus Alchemicum, and later followed master courses at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. She is currently assistant professor in the department of composition and music theory in the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, and also assistant professor at the Music Academy in Cetinje, Montenegro. Smiljana Vlajić composes and undertakes music theory research with a special interest in music perception and psychology. She is one of the composers working with the Alchemy of Music ensemble. Her music has been performed in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Podgorica, Ljubljana and Vienna and her most significant chamber works include: Trio, for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1993), Varijacije, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1993), String quartet (1995), String Octet (2009). Her orchestral works include: Igra utrnule stvarnosti (Dance of the numbed reality) (1995), Opus Alchemicum (2004), Uspomene iz podsvesti (Memories from subconsciousness) (1994), Perun je samo na kratko zaspao (2007), Kuća odbeglih ideja (House of run-away ideas) (2009). She has also written electro-acoustic, electronic and multi-medial works including Fantastikon, for chamber orchestra and electronics (1998).