Svetlana Savić

Svetlana Savić (1971, Serbia) is an Associate Professor and the Head at the Composition Department of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. From 2011 she is a lecturer at the Interdisciplinary studies at University of Art in Belgrade.
She has collaborated with renowned Serbian and foreign performers, ensembles, and orchestras. Her compositions were commissioned for Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS), International Review of Composers, Cello Fest, and other festivals in Serbia, USA, Austria, Israel, Lithuania, Russia, Greece, Japan, South Africa…
Her major works include The Poor Sad Don Juan’s Daughter for soloists, women’s choir, and electronics, Quincunx for string orchestra, Sustineo for symphonic orchestra, Songs about Stars for women’s choir and chamber orchestra, Re-versions for chamber ensemble, Trapped for women’s choir and electronics, and Sonnets for female vocal, violoncello, piano, and electronics.
Svetlana Savic won “Stevan Mokranjac” prize for 2014. year and Musica Clasica’s “Composer of the Year 2016”.

Piece About Wolves and Trains is a commission from the Ensemble for New Music “Construction Site” and it was premiered at the concert on 19/09/2016 in Students Cultural Center in Belgrade. It was composed on Jelena Marinkov’s lyrics, chosen from her book of poems “Wolves and Trains” (KOV, 1998). 
Poems taken, completely or partially are: My Read Lips, Tomorrow, Universe, Metabolism, Hall No2, Driver, Emotion, Solitaire and Secret Sound. In this sequence they represent exciting dramatic unity, with sights and sounds of music-boxes, vinyl cracks, songs about silence, heartbeat…