IMPORTANT

PERFORMANCES

2015
Mei 25 (world première) and 31, June 12, 20 and 25
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier, Grosses Haus
Simon the Foundling, opera with Prologue and three Acts (10 scenes),
Libretto: Borislav Čičovački
Piotr Prochera, baritone; Gudrun Pelker, mezzo-soprano; Dimitra Kalaitzi- Tilikidou, mezzo-soprano; Marie-Helen Joël, mezzo-soprano; Anke Sieloff, mezzo-soprano; Noriko Ogawa-Yatake, mezzo-soprano; Joachim Maass, baritone; Dong-Won Seo, bass; E. Mark Murphy, tenor; William Saetre, tenor; Jacoub Eisa, bass; Philipp Werner, tenor; Michael Dahmen, baritone; Christian Henneberg, bass
Choir of the Musiktheater im Revier, Children Opera Choir of the Chorakademie Dortmund,
Banda: Bogdan Ranković, clarinet/saxofon/folks flutes/bagpipe/ocarina; Borislav Čičovački, oboe/oboe sopile; Aleksandar Stefanović, accordion; Boban Stošić, double bass/ocarina; Aleksandar Radulović, percussion
Neue Filharmonie Westfalen, conductor Valtteri Rauhalammi
Directed by Michiel Dijkema
Production: Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen
Commissioned by Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

2014

Decembar 13
Tel Aviv, Savion, Israel, Schlesinger House, Chamber concerts ‘Erwin Schlesinger’
Tears are O. K, diptych for soprano, cor anglais, accordion and piano
Dark velvet, for piano
Jesus, heal my Wounds, a prayer for soprano and piano (World premiere)
New Songs of Lada, for soprano and accordion
Two Songs of the Bride of the Wind, for soprano, cor anglais, accordion and piano
Isidora Žebeljan, piano
Aneta Ilić, soprano
Borislav Čičovački, cor anglais
Aleksandar Stefanović, accordion

October 12
Wrocław, Poland, ISCM Festival, Oratorium Marianum
The New Songs of Lada, for soprano and string quartet
Agata Zubel, soprano and Lutosławski Quartet

February 27
Jerusalem, Israel, Eilat Festival, Tarshish Hall
When God Created Dubrovnik, Song for Mezzo-soprano and string quartet
Lore Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano and Brodsky Quartet

2013
December16
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Bethaniënklooster, Uilenburger concerten
Simon and Ana, suite for cor anglais and piano (première)
Borislav Čičovački, cor anglais
Miloš Veljković, piano

October 20
Berlin, Germany, Radialsystem
The Horses of Saint Mark, illumination for orchestra
No Borders Orchestra
Premil Petrović, conductor

October 15
Belgrade, Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS)
Two Heads and a Girl (Due teste e una ragazza), Opera (World première)
Libretto: Borislav Čičovački (after an Indian legend)
Directed by Ran Arthur Braun;
Production: Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Settimana Musicale Senese
Commissioned by Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Piotr Prochera, baritone
Ivan Ludlow, baritone
Aneta Ilić, soprano
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Nikola Đuričko, actor
Aleksandar Tasić, solo clarinet
Peeter Gross, acrobate
Žebeljan Orchestra
Premil Petrović, conductor

July 26
Derry-Londonderry, UK, Walled City Music Festival
London, UK, Opening concert of the City of London Festival, Draper’s Hall
When God Created Dubrovnik, Song for Mezzo-soprano and string quartet
Lore Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano and Brodsky Quartet

17. jul
Bregenz, Austria, opening ceremony of the Bregenzer Festspiele, Festspielhaus, Grosses Saal
Hum away, hum away, strings, Methamorphosis to themes from Mozart’s opera ‘Magic Flute’, for symphony orchestra (première)
Wiener Symphoniker
Paul Daniel, conductor
(live broadcasted by ORF)

Jun 24
London, UK, Opening concert of the City of London Festival, Draper’s Hall
When God Created Dubrovnik, Song for Mezzo-soprano and string quartet
(Verses by Milan Milišić) (première)
Lore Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano and Brodsky Quartet
(live broadcasted by BBC3)

March 10
Bari, Italia, Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo
Three Goat’s Ears, suite for oboe, violin and string orchestra
Dominga Damato, oboe
Michele Barile, violin
EurOrchestra
Francesco Lentini, conductor

2012
September 17
Negotin, Festival Mokranjac’ Days, Brodsky Quartet&Isidora Žebeljan
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
A Yawl on Danube, Scene for soprano, piano, percussion and string quartet
Pep it up, Fantasy for soprano voice, piano, percussion and string quintet
Polomka quartet
The New Songs of Lada, for soprano and string quartet
Brodsky Quartet
Isidora Žebeljan, piano
Aneta Ilić, soprano
Aleksandar Tasić, clarinet
Miroslav Karlović, percussion
Boban Stošić, double bass
Premil Petrović, conductor

July 12
Sienna, Italy, Teatro dei Rozzi, Settimana Musicale Senese
Two Heads and a Girl (Due teste e una ragazza), Opera (World première)
Libretto: Borislav Čičovački (after an Indian legend)
Directed by Ran Arthur Braun;
Production: Accademia Musicale Chigiana; Settimana Musicale Senese
Commissioned by Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Piotr Prochera, baritone
Ivan Ludlow, baritone
Aneta Ilić, soprano
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Nikola Đuričko, actor
Alessandro Carbonare, solo clarinet
Peeter Gross, acrobate;
Žebeljan Orchestra
Premil Petrović, conductor

2011
September 21
Beograd, Kolarac Hall, Brodsky kvartet&Isidora Žebeljan
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
A Yawl on Danube, Scene for soprano, piano, percussion and string quartet
Pep it up, Fantasy for soprano voice, piano, percussion and string quintet
Polomka quartet
Sarabanda, for piano
The New Songs of Lada, for soprano and string quartet (first performance of the version with string quartet)
Dance of Wooden Sticks, for horn and string quintet (first performance of the version with string quintet)
Brodsky kvartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Stefan Dohr, horn
Isidora Žebeljan, piano
Aneta Ilić, soprano
Miroslav Karlović, percussion
Boban Stošić, double bass
Premil Petrović, conductor

May 11 & 13
Gothenburg, Sweden, Konserthuset
The Horses of Saint Mark, Illumination for Orchestra
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre-André Valade

April 4
Amsterdam, Netherlands, De Kring
The Miracle in Shargan, Duo for oboe and violin
Three Goat’s Ears, Suite for oboe, violin and piano
Oh, Die, My Love, for violin and piano (World première)
Julija Hartig, violin
Borislav Čičovački, oboe
Miloš Veljković, piano

2010
September 24
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
Latum lalo, for mixed choir
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Conductor: Kaspars Putņinš
Recorded for Nederland Radio 4

September 17
Oslo, Norway, Ultima Festival, Grønland kyrke
Latum lalo, for mixed choir (World première)
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Conductor: Kaspars Putņinš

June 4
Bolzano, Italy, Duomo
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra
Haydn Orchestra
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni

June 3
Trento, Italy, Chiesa Seminiario Minore
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra
Haydn Orchestra
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni

May 13
Valencia, Spain, ENSEMS Contemporary Music Festival, Theatre Talia
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Brodsky Quartet

2009
October 31
Novi Sad, Synagogue
Dance of Wooden Sticks, for horn and string orchestra (World première)
Boštjan Lipovšek, horn
Camerata academica
Conductor: Aleksandar Kojić
Commissioned by International Horn Players Society

October 1
Gothenburg, Sweden, Konserthuset
ISCM Festival
The Horses of Saint Mark, Illumination for Orchestra
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre-André Valade
Recorded for Swedish Radio

June 24, 26, 27, 28 and July 1, 2, 3, 4
Essen, Eichbaum (Germany)
Simon, the Chosen (Simon, der Erwählte), opera (World première)
Libretto: Borislav Čičovački, based on a novel The Holly Sinner by Tomas Mann and serbian folk poem Simon, the Foundling
Commissioned by Musiktheater im Revier (Gelsenkirchen, Germany)
Director: Cordula Däuper
Production: Musiktheater im Revier, Schauspiel Essen, Ringlokschuppen (Müllheim) and Raumlabor (Berlin)
Piotr Prochera, baritone
Anna Agathonos, mezzo-soprano
Dong-Won Seo, bass
Hyun-Seung Oh, baritone
Noriko Ogawa-Yatake, soprano
Rezo Čhikvishvili, actor
Gelsenkirhen Opera Choir
Neue Filharmonie Westfalen
Conductor: Bernhard Stengel
Recorded for WDR

May 27
Canterbury, UK, Gulbenkian Theatre of University of Kent
Polomka Quartet, for string quartet (World première)
Brodsky Quartet
Commissioned by University of Kent

March 23-25, 2009
Belgrade, Kolarac Hall, International Jeunesse Musicales Competition
Il circo, Sketch for piano, obligatory piece
all candidates in the first round
May 2
Glasgow, UK
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Brodsky Quartet

2008
October 22, 24 and 25
Wien, Austria, Museumquartier, Halle E
Maratonci (Eine Marathon Familie), opera
Libretto: Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play and film „The Marathon Family“ by Dušan Kovačević
Commissioned by Bregenz Festival
Director: Nikola Raab
Production: Bregenzer Festspiele and Neue Oper Wien
Marco di Sapia, baritone
Marcel Beekman, tenor
Robert Pertl, baritone
Walter Raffeiner, tenor
Jowita Sip, soprano
Karin Goltz, alto
Žebeljan Orchestra
Conductor: Premil Petrović

October 14 & 16
Belgrade, Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS)
Maratonci (Eine Marathon Familie), opera
Libretto: Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play and film „The Marathon Family“ by Dušan Kovačević
Commissioned by Bregenz Festival
Director: Nikola Raab
Production: Bregenzer Festspiele and Neue Oper Wien
Marco di Sapia, baritone
Marcel Beekman, tenor
Robert Pertl, baritone
Walter Raffeiner, tenor
Jowita Sip, soprano
Karin Goltz, alto
Žebeljan Orchestra
Conductor: Premil Petrović

September 23
Milano, Italy, Festival MITO Settembre musica, Spazio Mil, Sesto San Giovanni
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Ensemble Sentieri selvaggi, Milano

August 20, 22 and 23
Bregenzer Festspiele, Bregenz, Austria, Werkstattbühne
Maratonci (Eine Marathon Familie), opera, (World première)
Libretto: Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play and film „The Marathon Family“ by Dušan Kovačević
Commissioned by Bregenz Festival
Director: Nikola Raab
Production: Bregenzer Festspiele and Neue Oper Wien
Marco di Sapia, baritone
Marcel Beekman, tenor
Martin Winkler, baritone
Walter Raffeiner, tenor
Jowita Sip, soprano
Karin Goltz, alto
Žebeljan Orchestra
Conductor: Premil Petrović
Recorded for ORF

April 26
Duisburg, Germany, WDR Musikfest 2008, Gebläsehalle
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Brodsky Quartet
Recorded for WDR

2007
Nov. 24
Helsinki, Finland, Balder Hall
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Zagros Ensemble, Helsinki

November 15
Ostrava, Czech Republic, Art Palace Festival Hall
Composer in focus: Isidora Žebeljan
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra
The New Songs of Lada, for soprano and string orchestra
Escenas picaras – sinfonia in tre movimenti, for symphony orchestra
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Janaček Philharmonic
Conductor: David Porcelijn

August 3
Tallin, Estland, Old City Hall
Tallin Summer Music Festival
Rukoveti, five songs for soprano and piano
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Helena Kapten, piano

July 24
Galaway, Ireland
30th Galaway Arts Festival
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Brodsky Quartet

June 16
The Hague, Netherlands, Nieuwe kerk
Festival Classique
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Brodsky Quartet

May 22
Timisoara, Romania, Capitol Hall
32. Festivalul internaţional Timişoara Musicalǎ
Il circo, Sketch for piano
Nada Kolundžija

April 24
Rijeka, Croatia, Croatian national theatre “Ivan pl. Zajc”
Zora D, opera
Libretto by Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play by Dušan Ristić
Production: Opera Studio Nederland, Wiener Kammeroper, BEMUS and Zagreb Music Biennale
Directors: David Pountney and Nicola Raab
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Goran Krneta, baritone
Rachel Ann Morgan, mezzo-soprano
Antonela Malis Hodžić, soprano
Belgrade Soloists
Conductor: Premil Petrović

April 22
Zagreb, Croatia, Music Biennale
Zora D, opera
Libretto by Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play by Dušan Ristić
Production: Opera Studio Nederland, Wiener Kammeroper, BEMUS and Zagreb Music Biennale
Directors: David Pountney and Nicola Raab
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Goran Krneta, baritone
Rachel Ann Morgan, mezzo-soprano
Antonela Malis Hodžić, soprano
Belgrade Soloists
Conductor: Premil Petrović

March 10
Barcelona, Spain, Concert Hall Oriol Martorell
Festival Nous Sons
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Brodsky Quartet

2006
December 3
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ
The New Songs of Lada, for soprano and string orchestra
The Minstrel’s Dance, for chamber orchestra
Aneta Ilić, soprano
Belgrade Strings
Conductor: Isidora Žebeljan
Recorded for Concertzender Radio Nederland

October 7
Nice, France, Thêatre Lino Ventura
Mileva Einstein, Suite for clarinet, piano and string quintet
Compagnie humaine, Nice (ballet)

June 19
Zaragoza, Spain, Auditorio Eduardo del Pueyo
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Brodsky Quartet

April 26
Milano, Italy, Teatro dal Verne
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Ensemble Sentierei selvaggi, Milano

April 1
Belgrade, Kolarac Hall
The Minstrel’s Dance, for chamber orchestra
The New Songs of Lada, for soprano and string orchestra (first performance)
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Belgrade Strings
Conductor: Isidora Žebeljan

March 17
Rijeka, Croatia, Croatian national theatre “Ivan pl. Zajc”
Incidental music for the play „Amadeus“ by Peter Schaffer, for soprano and harpsichord
(first performance)
Directed by Tomi Janežič
Antonela Malis Hodžić, soprano
Roberto Haller, harpsichord

March 13
Torino, Italy, Auditorium RAI
Festival RAI Nuova Musica
The Minstrel’s Dance, for chamber orchestra
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Torino
Conductor: Lorrain Vaillancourt
Recorded for RAI

March 1
London, UK, Royal College of Music Concert Hall
The Ghost from the Pumpkin, for brass quintet (first performance)
London Brass

2005
July 7, 9 and 10
Piteå, Varberg, Nyhamnsläge, Sweden
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra
St. George Strings
Conductor: Petar Ivanović

July 2
Stockholm, Sweden, Kungl. Slottet, Rikssalen
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra
St. George Strings
Conductor: Petar Ivanović

June 30
Halmstad, Sweden, St Nikolai kyrka
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra
St. George Strings
Conductor: Petar Ivanović

June 29
Stenungsund, Sweden, Kulturhuset Fregatten
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra
St. George Strings
Conductor: Petar Ivanović

February 3
London, UK, Wigmore Hall
The Minstrel’s Dance, for chamber orchestra (first performance)
Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields
Conductor: Isidora Žebeljan

2004
October 22
Venice, Italy, Teatro piccolo Arsenale
Venice Biennale
The Horses of Saint Mark, Illumination for Orchestra (first performance)
Commissioned by Venice Biennale
Orchestra Sinfonica del Friuli Venezia Giulia
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Recorded for RAI

October 2 and 3
Belgrade, Yugoslav Drama Theatre
Opening of the 36th Belgrade Music Festival-BEMUS
Zora D, opera
Libretto by Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play by Dušan Ristić
Production: Opera Studio Nederland and Wiener Kammeroper and BEMUS
Directors: David Pountney and Nicola Raab
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Martijn Sanders, baritone
Rachel Ann Morgan, mezzo-soprano
Margriet van Reisen, mezzo-soprano
Belgrade Soloists
Conductor: Premil Petrović

October 1
Paris, France, Cultural Centre of Serbia and Montenegro
Il circo, Sketch for piano
Lidija Bizjak, piano

May 19
The Hague, The Netherlands, Gemeente Museum
The opening of the exhibition of paintings from the National Museum in Beograde
The Miracle in Shargan, for oboe and violin
Borislav Čičovački, oboe
Julija Hartig, violin

April 27
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Muziekcentrum De Ijsbreker
Sarabande, for flute, soprano and piano
Eleonore Pameijer, flute
Irene Maessen, soprano
Roger Braun, piano
Recorded for Concertzender Radio Nederland

2003
November 16
The Hague, The Netherlands, Grote kerk
Crossing Border Festival
The Miracle in Shargan, Duo for oboe and violin (first performance)
Borislav Čičovački, oboe
Peđa Milosavljević, viola

November 12
London, UK, National Gallery
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet
Members of Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields

from October 25 till November 22
Vienna, Austria, Wiener Kammeroper
Opening of the 50th season
Zora D, opera
Libretto by Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play by Dušan Ristić
Commissioned by Genesis Foundation, London
Production: Opera Studio Nederland and Wiener Kammeroper
Directors: David Pountney and Nicola Raab (Germany)
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Martijn Sanders, baritone
Rachel Ann Morgan, mezzo-soprano
Margriet van Reisen, mezzo-soprano
Wiener Kammeroper Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza (Austria)

October 22
London, UK, National Gallery
The opening of Bill Viola’s exhibition ‘The Passions’
Song of a Traveller in the Night, for clarinet and string quartet (first performance)
Commissioned by Genesis Foundation, London
Members of Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields

June 15, 16 & 17
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Theater Frascati
Zora D, opera (World première)
Libretto by Isidora Žebeljan, Milica Žebeljan and Borislav Čičovački
Based on the play by Dušan Ristić
Commissioned by Genesis Foundation, London
Production: Opera Studio Nederland and Wiener Kammeroper
Directors: David Pountney and Nicola Raab
Aile Asszonyi, soprano
Martijn Sanders, baritone
Rachel Ann Morgan, mezzo-soprano
Margriet van Reisen, mezzo-soprano
Nieuw Ensemble, Amsterdam
Conductor: Winfried Maczewski
Recorded for Concertzender Radio Nederland

June 14
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Muziekcentrum De Ijsbreker
Composer in focus: Isidora Žebeljan
Rukoveti, five songs for soprano and piano
A Yawl on the Danube, Scene for soprano, piano, percussion and string quartet
Il circo, Sketch for piano
Pep it up, Fantasy for soprano, piano, percussion and string quintet
Girotondo, for oboe, piano, double bass and percussion (first performance)
Snežana Savičić, soprano
Aleksandar Šandorov, piano
Isidora Žebeljan, piano
Miroslav Karlović, percussion
Borislav Čičovački, oboe
Nebojša Ignjatović, double bass
Ensemble Arte, Belgrade
Conductor: Biljana Radovanović
Recorded for Concertzender Radio Nederland

March 24
Milano, Italy, Teatro dell’ Elfo
Festival L’ Est
A Yawl on the Danube, Scene for soprano and chamber ensemble
Ensemble Sentierei selvaggi, Milano
Recorded for RAI

2002
December 19
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Muziekcentrum De IJsbreker
Sarabande, for English horn, violin and piano
Three Goat’s Ears, Suite for oboe, violin and piano
Borislav Čičovački, oboe and English horn
Peđa Milosavljević, violin
Kyoko Hashimoto, piano
Recorded for Concertzender Radio Nederland

2001
September 30
Iowa, USA, University of Iowa, Center for New Music, Clapp Recital Hall
Rukoveti, five songs for soprano and piano
Lisa Relaford Coston, mezzo-soprano
Andrey Kasparov, piano

June
Rome, Italy, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Festival Donne in Musica
Rukoveti, five songs for soprano and piano
Sarabande, for flute, soprano and piano (first performance)
Donne da Belgrado
Recorded for RAI

April 16
Iowa, SAD, Old Dominon University, Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall
Girotondo, for two saxophones, piano, double bass and percussion
Rukoveti, five songs for soprano and piano
Nathaniel Kinnisont i Chris Bellami, saxophone
Anthony Geluso, percussion
Stephen Jones, double bass
Arnel Senson i Andrey Kasparov, piano
Lisa Relaford Coston, mezzosoprano

2000
London, Barbican Center
Four Old Serbian Songs, for soprano and string orchestra (first performance)
Katarina Jovanović, soprano
Chamber Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Conductor: Damian Cranmer

1998
Belgrade, Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS)
Three Pieces for Guitar (first performance)
Srđan Tošić, guitar

1993
Belgrade, Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS)
Escenas picaras – sinfonia in tre movimenti, for symphony orchestra (first performance)
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Aleksandar Rudin

1989
Opatija, Annual Review of Yugoslav Composers
Pep it up, A fantasy for Soprano Voice, Piano, Percussion and String Quintet (first performance)
Belgrade Chamber Ansamble
Conductor: Isidora Žebeljan

Belgrade, Kolarac Hall
Deserted Village, An Elegy for String Orchestra (first performance)
Belgrade Strings
Conductor: Aleksandar Pavlović

1988
Opatija, Annual Review of Yugoslav Composers
Glory, for 42 female vocals (first performance)
Academic Choir „Collegium Musicum“
Conductor: Darinka Matić-Marović