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Isidora Žebeljan (* 27. September 1967 in Belgrad, Jugoslawien; † 29. September 2020) war eine serbische Komponistin.

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Isidora Žebeljan studierte Komposition bei Vlastimir Trajković an der Musikakademie Belgrad. Seit dem Jahr 2002 unterrichtete sie dort.

Žebeljan schrieb über dreißig Bühnenmusiken für Theaterinszenierungen in Serbien, Kroatien und Montenegro. Sie komponierte eine Filmmusik für Miloš Radivojević und orchestrierte für ihren Kollegen Goran Bregović dessen Musiken für die Filme Die Zeit der Zigeuner, Arizona Dream und Underground des Regisseurs Emir Kusturica, Der Schlangenkuss von Philippe Rousselot und Die Bartholomäusnacht von Patrice Chéreau.

Ihre Oper Zora D. wurde 2003 von David Pountney und Nicola Raab in Amsterdam und in der Wiener Kammeroper uraufgeführt. Sie hat danach drei weitere Musiktheaterstücke komponiert, so das Auftragswerk Eine Marathon-Familie für die Bregenzer Festspiele. Michiel Dijkema inszenierte 2015 am Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen die Oper Nahod Simon, ein Teil daraus wurde bereits 2009 vom MIR in der Eichbaumoper in Mülheim an der Ruhr realisiert.

2006 wurde sie in die Serbische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste gewählt und war dort seit 2012 Vollmitglied. 2012 wurde sie in die World Academy of Arts and Sciences (WAAS) gewählt. Žebeljan erhielt verschiedene Auszeichnungen, im Jahr 2014 wurde sie mit einem Preis der Parlamentarischen Versammlung der Mittelmeerregion geehrt.

Isidora Žebeljan war Unterzeichnerin der 2017 veröffentlichten Deklaration zur gemeinsamen Sprache der Kroaten, Serben, Bosniaken und Montenegriner.

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Isidora Žebeljan (* 27 September 1967 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; † 29 September 2020) was a Serbian composer.

Life

Isidora Žebeljan studied Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Vlastimir Trajković (a student of Olivier Messiaen). She was Professor of Composition at the same Faculty from 2002. Her work as a composer earned her several significant awards in her country, including the Mokranjac Award in 2004. She won the New York Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship for 2005. In 2006 she was elected to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (becoming a full member in 2012) and in 2012 she was elected to the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS). In 2014 she received a Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Award for her achievement in art.

She attracted international attention with her opera Zora D. which was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation from London. The opera was premiered in Amsterdam in 2003 directed by David Pountney and Nicola Raab. The same production opened the 50th season of the Vienna Chamber Opera in 2003.

Isidora Žebeljan got commissions from important institutions and festivals, such as:

the Venice Biennale (The Horses of Saint Mark, illumination for orchestra, 2004),
Bregenz Festival (opera The Marathon; Hum away, hum away, for String orchestra),
Genesis Foundation, London (for the opening of Bill Viola’s exhibition ‘The Passion’ at the National Gallery in London in 2003),
University of Kent,
Muziektheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen (opera Simon the Chosen),
International Horn Society,
Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Sienna (opera Two Heads and a Girl),
City of London Festival
She composed works for musical ensembles of high standing, such as the Wiener Symphoniker, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Brodsky Quartet, Berlin Philharmonic Octet, Dutch Chamber Choir and London Brass. Her compositions were regularly performed throughout Europe, Israel, USA and Asia including the Venice Biennale, Bregenz Festival, Festival RAI Nuova Musica, City of London Festival, ISCM Festivals (Gothenburg, Wrocław), Festival Classique The Hague, Galway Arts Festival, Tallinn Summer Music Festival, WDR-Musikfest, Settembre musica Milano-Torino, Ultima Festival (Oslo), Swaledale Festival, Walled City Music Festival, Dulwich Music Festival (UK), Eilat Festival (Jerusalem), Festival Nous Sons (Barcelona), Festival L’ Est (Milano), Crossing Border Festival (The Netherlands), Settimana Musicale Senese, Musical Biennale Zagreb, BEMUS (Belgrade), etc. Among the ensembles and musicians who performed music of Isidora Žebeljan are the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of RAI Torino, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, No Borders Orchestra, Lutosławski Quartet, Nieuw Ensemble (Amsterdam), Zagros Ensemble (Helsinki), ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi (Milan), conductors Paul Daniel, Claudio Scimone, David Porcelijn, Christoph Poppen, Pierre-André Valade, pianists Kyoko Hashimoto and Aleksandar Madžar, hornist Stefan Dohr, clarinetists Joan Enric Lluna and Alessandro Carbonare, violinist Daniel Rowland and others.

Isidora Žebeljan was also one of the most prominent Serbian contemporary composers of theatre and film music. She has composed music for more than thirty theatre productions in all significant theatres in Serbia, Norway, Croatia and Montenegro. For her work in the field of theatre music she was awarded the Sterija Award three times. She was also awarded the Yustat Biennial of Stage Design Award for best theatre music four times. In addition, Isidora Žebeljan worked on a number of film scores, including the orchestration of Goran Bregović’s music for the films Time of the Gypsies, Arizona Dream and Underground (directed by Emir Kusturica), La Reine Margot (directed by Patrice Chéreau) and The Serpent’s Kiss (directed by Philippe Rousselot). She composed the music for Miloš Radivojević’s film How I was Stolen by the Germans. For this score she was awarded the Prize of the Film Festival in Sopot in 2011 (Serbia) and the FIPRESCI Prize of the Serbian Film Association in 2012.

Isidora Žebeljan also regularly appeared as a performer (conductor and pianist) of her own works and of the works by other, mainly Serbian composers. She conducted concerts in London (with The Academy of St Martin in the Fields) and in Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ), and performed as a pianist with the Brodsky Quartet.

In 2017, Isidora Žebeljan signed the Declaration on the Common Language of the Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks and Montenegrins.

She died on 29 September 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Source Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isidora_Žebeljan

Discography