Ana Sokolovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1968. She studied composition with Dusan Radic and with Zoran Eric. She completed a master’s degree at Université de Montréal under the direction of José Evangelista.
Her repertoire consists of works from soloists to large orchestra, from concert music to incidental music. Several works have been performed in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Belgium, Great Britain, Ukraine, USA, India, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia and at the Festivals Présence (Paris), Nordic Music Days (Rejkavik), Biennale (Venice), Biennale (Zagreb), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), MNM (Montreal), Cervantino (Mexico) and many others.
She has received commissions from the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Co., the Esprit Orchestra, Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, the dance companys Brune and Cas Public, the Molinari String Quartet, the Bozzini String Quartet, the Orchestre baroque de Montréal, the Bradyworks, the Jeunesses musicales du Canada, the Soundstreams , the Adaskin String Trio, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Fibonacci trio, the Phœnix Trio, the Arraymusic, the Evergreen Gamelan , Banff Center and many soloists.
In 1995 and 1998 Ana Sokolovic was three times winner in the Competition for Young Composers of SOCAN. In 1996 and 2009 Ana Sokolovic represented Canada at UNESCO’s International Rostrum of Composers, in Paris. In 1999, Géométie sentimentale obtained a first prize in chamber music category and Grand Prix of 13th CBC Radio National Competition for Young Composers. In 2005, Ana Sokolovic won the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in recognition of her exceptional talent and achievement in composition. In 2007 she won the Prix Opus Prize, presented by Quebec Music Council, for composer of the year. In 2008 she won Jan Matejcek SOCAN’S Prize for concert music.
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.
In 2009, Ana Sokolovic received the National Art Centre Award, commissions and residencies for the NAC Orchestra for the next five years.
Ana Sokolovic is currently composing an opera for six female voices for The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, the piece for string quartet and a dancer, and a piece for violin and ensemble for Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà. Ana Sokolovic lives in Montreal and teaches composition at the Montreal University.