About

(b. 1968, Serbia)

Ana Sokolović was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Her repertoire consists of works from soloists to large orchestra, from concert music to incidental music.

She studied composition with Dusan Radic and with Zoran Eric. She completed a master’s degree at the Université de Montréal under the direction of José Evangelista.

In 1996 and 2009 Ana Sokolović represented Canada at UNESCO’s International Rostrum of Composers, in Paris. In 1999, her work Géométrie sentimentale obtained a first prize in chamber music category and Grand Prix of 13th CBC National Competition for Young Composers. In 2005, Sokolović won the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts.

 In 2005 she wrote her first opera, The Midnight Court, for Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Co, which was performed at the Royal Opera House, London (England) in June 2006.

Ana Sokolović teaches composition at the Université de Montréal.

Artist Compositions

 

Premiere Title of Commission Listen
11/11/2012 ASAP 4 SATB Listen Close

This choir piece is inspired by text messaging or texting, which we use very often. The piece is written in three sections, each one inspired in a different way by these ‘texts’.

11/29/2011 Serbian Tango Listen Close

The intention behing this commission was to create new approaches to a familiar form by seeing it afresh through a contemporary lens. Sokolović’s contribution is inspired both by jazz and by the traditional Serbian dance known as kolo.

10/20/2010 Dring, Dring Listen Close

Sokolović describes 'Dring, Dring' as a “little musical theatre piece inspired by the telephone and the actions we take around that common object.” Divided into four sections (“dialling,” “answering,” “lullaby,” and “bye-bye”), the piece explores both the sounds emitted by the telephone and our human interactions with it.

05/08/2001 Nonet Listen Close

The characteristic playfulness of Sokolović’s music is prominently represented in this short piece, which the composer has dedicated to her son Gustave. Her aim in Nonet was to create a progression from static, non-evolving material to material that is faster and more directional, and then to repeat this process several times to achieve a humorous effect.