Helena Skljarov: Bugs

Helena Skljarov

Helena Skljarov (b. 1993 in Zagreb) graduated in musicology from the Music Academy, University of Zagreb in 2017. In 2014, she began the study of composition at the same university in the class of Prof. Berislav Šipuš. In 2018, she received the Rector’s Award for her composition Pulsar which was premiered in Zagreb by a student orchestra…

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Berislav Šipuš: Three Short Tales from Blind Forest

Berislav Šipuš

Berislav Šipuš (Zagreb, 1958) is one of the most active composers of the Croatian middle generation. Parallel with studying Art History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, he had studied and graduated incomposition from the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Stanko Horvat in 1987. He pursued his education…

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Margareta Ferek Petrić: Fire Walk With(out) Me

Margareta Ferek Petrić

(Submitted by ISCM – CROATIAN SECTION) Margareta Ferek Petrić (b. 1982 in Zagreb), composer and artistic director of the Music Biennale Zagreb 2021/23, lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Zagreb, Croatia. She studied composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where her teachers included Ivan Eröd, Klaus Peter Sattler, and…

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Mladen Tarbuk: Twist

Mladen Tarbuk

(Submitted by ISCM – CROATIAN SECTION) Mladen Tarbuk (b. 1962), one of the most versatile composers and conductors of his generation, developed his music career in many directions. He has composed 90 works, ranging from chamber music to large symphonic forms, or pieces for music theatre. Their performances gained a wide international resonance and enthusiasm…

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Sanda Majurec: Contrattempo

Sanda Majurec

(Submitted by ISCM – CROATIAN SECTION) Composer and harpsichordist Sanda Majurec (b. 1971, Croatia) graduated with a degree in composition at the Music Academy in Zagreb with prof. Stanko Horvat and harpsichord under Višnja Mažuran. She furthered her studies in Semmering with Erich Urbanner, in Szombately with Michael Jarrell, and in the Darmstadt Summer Courses. She…

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