Hofman Srđan

(Glina, 1944)

Address: Milana Rakića 6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
E-mail: sxh200842@eunet.rs

Srđan Hofman (Glina 1944) is one of the most respected composers in Serbia, professor of composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, and the head of its Electronic Studio. He has also been the Secretary of the Serbian Section of the International Society for New Music, one of the founders of the International Composers’ Forum, the Dean of the Faculty of Music (1989-1998), the Vice Rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade (2007-2009) and the Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro to the Republic of South Africa (2002-2006).

Hofman has published a number of papers in the field of the contemporary music, and the book The Characteristics of Electronic Music. His oeuvre includes numerous works for orchestra, chamber music, solo pieces, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and compositions for choir and electro-acoustic music. His works have been performed at leading music festivals, such as Music Biennale Zagreb, World Music Days in Germany, Sweden and Romania, Electronic Art Festival in Finland, Electro-acustic Music in Bourges and BEMUS in Belgrade.

Hofman has received many awards, among them the First Prize at the Third International Composers’ Forum in Belgrade in 1994, for his Concerto Music, for piano, 13 strings and electronics, the First Prize at the Fourth International Composers’ Forum in Belgrade in 1995, for his Signs for flute, violoncello, piano and live electronics, Mokranjac prize for the composition “Looking at the Mirrors by Amish Kapur” (2011), the Prize of the Association of the Composers of Serbia and the Medal of the University of Arts in Belgrade.