Aleksandar Vujić

Aleksandar Vujić (1945, Serbia), composer, conductor, and pianist. Vujić holds degrees in composition (supervised by S. Rajičić, P. Ozgijan, and V. Mokranjac), conducting (supervised by D. Skovran and Ž. Zdravković), and an MA degree in piano (supervised by O. Mihailović), from the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade. He was four times awarded the best student in his year. He won the Zoltán Kodály Award (1983), a US government award, the State Order of Israel award (1988), the first and third prize at the International Robert Schumann Choral Competition in Zwickau (1995), a gold medal for choral composition at Busan, South Korea (2002), and a gold medal at the International Choir Competition in Budapest (2009).

He is the founder, leader, and conductor of the Sinfonietta chamber orchestra and the Madrigal Choir of the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade, and the conductor of many ensembles, including the Djakon Avakum Chamber Choir, the Baruch Brothers Choir, Iuventus cantat. He is full professor at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade and president of the Union of Serbian Choirs at Home and Abroad. His oeuvre in composition comprises choral and chamber works (for solo piano, solo violin, solo violoncello, violin and piano, violoncello and piano, string duo, string trio, and string quartet), as well as chamber and symphonic works. Works by Vujić have been published in the US, Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Serbia. The exclusive publisher of Vujić’s choral works is Synkope-Verlag from Germany.

In my setting of Miloš Crnjanski’s poem Trag (Trace) I sought to capture that state between dreaming and reality.