Jasna Veljanović-Ranković (1980, Serbia) received her primary and secondary schooling at the Music School “Dr Miloje Milojević“ in Kragujevac. She graduated in 2003 from the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, Department of Composition, in the class of Genadiy Lyashenko. Her graduation work Concerto for Piano and Orchestra was performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Ukrain Broadcasting Company. She took her master’s degree in 2007 from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Vlastimir Trajković, with a composition Five Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra on the Verses of Aleksander Blok. She currently attends specialist academic studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (Music Theory), under the supervision of Professor Sonja Marinković.
Her oeuvre consists of chamber and symphonic works. Lately, she is particularly occupied with chamber compositions for specific ensembles: Duel and Romance for flute and accordion, Interrupted Passacaglia for flute, oboe, accordion and cello, A Dream Within A Dream for soprano and flute, Restless Thoughts in a Night for flute, oboe, saxophone and cello.
She is a teaching assistant at the Musical Department of the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac.
A Dream Within a Dream, for soprano and flute
The composition is written especially for the 18th International Review of Composers, and it glorifies the jubilees of two great artists: Ljubica Marić and Edgar Allan Poe. The ensemble, taken from Ljubica Marić, was particularly inspirative fоr the composer, and it is appropriate for dialogue of two melodical “instruments”– flute and voice – which complement each other and create an atmosphere of a piece-fantasy that is necessary to be in accordance with the text of Edgar Allan Poe.