Snezana Nesic

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Snežana Nešić is a Serbian composer, conductor and accordionist based in Germany. After studying at P. I. Tschaikowsky University in Kiev and the University of Music and Drama in Hannover, where she then became a professor of composition and modern music.. Since 2018, she has also been teaching at Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music in Leipzig. In 2015, she was a guest professor of composition at the University of Skopje.

Notably, she won the Molinari Quartet's international composition competition, and also received the prestigious scholarship of the German Academy in Rome, the DAAD scholarship and was composer in residence at the Wilhelm-Kempff House in Positano, the Goethe House in Rome, the German Academic Center in Venice and also, in 2017, (with the support of the Goethe Institute and Groupe le Vivier) in Montreal.

Past composition commissions include those from the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Hanover State Opera, the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the Cologne Chamber Opera. Hr compositions have been performed at the Salzburg Biennale, the Klangwerkstadt in Berlin and at Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart. Her most recent commissions are from the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and Quasar.

As an accordionist, she has won numerous international competitions and received numerous invitations, as a soloist with both orchestras and ensembles, including the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg.

She also directs the "Incontri" and "ur.werk" ensembles, which specialize in contemporary music.