Ivana Radovanovic was born in 1994 in Valjevo, Serbia (100 km west of Belgrade). At the age of nine she began with musical education in Music school in Valjevo, where she had piano lessons and also attended solfeggio and music theory courses. Ivana graduated from music high school in Valjevo with major subjects in harmony and music theory.
In 2010, she moved to Tyrol and began her composition studies at the Tyrolean Conservatory with prof. Franz Baur, which she graduated in 2015; in the same year she won the prize at the choir competition of the “Tiroler Sänger Bund” in the category for male choir. In 2013 for the first time Ivana attended the Workshop for live electronic music with Prof. Johannes Kretz.
In 2017, Ivana extended her studies with a Master’s program in composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University, with Prof. Erland Maria Freudenthaler and an electronic music composition program with Prof. Andreas Weixler, which she graduated with honors in 2020. The topic of her master’s thesis was: “The interplay of seeing and hearing in contemporary music – How do visual aspects change the perception of music?”.
Her composition “VII Emotions” was awarded by Femina Musica Budapest and performed at the Budapest Music Center in January 2020. Ivana Radovanovic has recently been invited to Japan by the “Mudita” festival to hold workshops and lectures on composition, improvisation and computer music as a means of expression.
In 2021 the composer was awarded with the “Start Grant” for Music by Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Emotional expression plays a central role in her compositions; the composer likes to use elements from the folk music of her homeland. Her work so far includes pieces for piano, orchestra, ensemble, dance and stage works as well as choral works and compositions with live electronics.
In the last few years Ivana Radovanovic has been working on stage works, so she has managed several performances at various festivals with her two works “Shelter” and “Overload”. Through collaboration with dancers Seraphim Schuchter and Ola Krzekotowska, two more stage works were created, “My Skin” and “Sorry I don’t know that one”.
So far, the Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra InnStrumenti has commissioned and premiered three works by the composer: Little Piece for orchestra was premieres in 2015, and as part of an anniversary concert, “2010 – Burj Khalifa” was heard for the first time in 2018, also the recording was released on the “Urknall” CD. The third piece “fast eine antwort…” was inspired and composed in collaboration with Austrian award-winning writer Anja Utler. It was premiered in June 2021 in ORF Tirol.
In addition to music, Ivana Radovanovic also deals intensively with foreign language, she studied Slavic Studies with a major in Russian at the University of Innsbruck.