Snežana Nešić

Smederevska Palanka, Serbia, 1972
  • Composer
  • Performer (accordion)

Biography

Snezana Nesic is a Serbian composer and accordionist based in Germany. She began her musical studies at the P. I. Tchaikovsky Kiev Conservatory and completed her post-graduate studies at the University for Music and Drama, Hannover, where she was mentored by Professor Johannes Schöllhorn in Composition and Professor Elsbeth Moser in Accordion. Since 2005, she is a lecturer in musical composition and interpretation of modern music at the Hannover University of Musik and Drama, where she also directs ensemble “incontri“ and the Forum of Contemporary Music.

She was awarded a DAAD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service) as well as a Composer-Scholarship from the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony in 2007 and 2012 for her opera compositions. Past composition commissions include those from the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Ensemble Megaphon, Opera Company Hannover, Chamber Opera Company Cologne and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Society.

In 2009 she won the Molinari Quartet’s international Composer Competition Prize with her string quartet “running thoughts”. In 2011 she was finalist at the “Weimarer Frühjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik” competition. As an accordion player she has won many international competitions (including the International Accordion Competitions Klingenthal and the Citta-Castelfidardo) and has received frequent invitations to perform as a soloist from prominent orchestras and ensembles including NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg, Staatstheater Hannover, Staatstheater Braunschweig and the Das Neue Ensemble. Upcoming performances with compositions by Snezana Nesic include concerts within the “Salzburg Biennale“ and the “Klangwerkstatt Berlin“. In 2015 Mrs. Nesic will be awarded with the important “Casa Baldi“scholarship, which allows a residency at the German Academy’s Villa Massiom in Rome.

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