Ivana Radovanovic was born in 1994 in Valjevo, Serbia, located 100km west of Belgrade. At the age of nine she began with musical education in Music School in Valjevo, where she received piano lessons and also attended solfeggio and music theory courses. Ivana graduated from Music High School in Valjevo with a focus on harmony and music theory.
In 2010, she moved to Tyrol to study composition at the Tyrolean Conservatory with prof. Franz Baur, which she graduated in 2015; in the same year she won the first 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 continued her studies with a Master’s program in composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University, under guidance of Prof. Erland Maria Freudenthaler and a program in electronic music composition with Prof. Andreas Weixler. 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?”.
In January 2020, Ivana’s composition “VII Emotions” was awarded by Femina Musica Budapest and performed at the Budapest Music Center. She was recently 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 the “Start Grant for Music” by the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Emotional expression plays a central role in her compositions; She incorporates elements of folk music from 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 recent years, Ivana has focused on stage works and has managed several performances at festivals with her works “Shelter”, “Overload” and “Duality”. Through collaborations with dancers Seraphim Schuchter and Ola Krzekotowska, two additional stage works were created, “My Skin” and “Sorry I don’t know that one”.
The Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra InnStrumenti has commissioned and premiered three works by the composer: “Little Piece for Orchestra” premiered in 2015, “2010 – Burj Khalifa” was premiered as part of an anniversary concert in 2018 and was released on the “Urknall CD”, and “fast eine antwort…” was inspired by 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 also has a passion for foreign language and studied Slavic Studies with a focus on Russian at the University of Innsbruck.