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

Snežana Nešić is a composer, accordionist and conductor living in Hannover. She studied at the Academy of Music P.I. Tchaikovsky in Kiev and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (composition with Prof. Johannes Schöllhorn). Since 2011 she has been a docent for new music and composition at the HMTM Hannover and from 2018 to 2020 she was also a lecturer for contemporary music at the HMT Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig. in the academic year 2014-15 she was also guest professor for composition at the St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (Macedonia).

As a composer, she won a number of awards including 1st prizes at the Molinari Quartet Composition Competition and the Weimar Spring Days International Composition Competition. She also won the awards of the Chants Libres Opera Company and the International Bach Composition Prize Eisenach 2019. She received a DAAD and the German Academy Rome Composition Scholarship in Casa Baldi and was Composer in Residence at the Goethe House in Rome, the Wilhelm Kempff House in Positano, the German Study Center in Venice and in Montréal, among others. Also as an accordionist Snežana Nešić won prizes at international competitions (among others the first prizes at the International Accordion Competition Klingenthal and International Accordion Prize of Castelfidardo) and played as a soloist with numerous ensembles and orchestras. Snežana Nešić is also the artistic director and conductor of the ensemble ur.werk. She has worked as a performer with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including, for example, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg and the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover, and realized numerous premieres and performances of the works of many other composers. In 2021-24 she will be the artistic director of the program for young composers within the framework of Musik21Niedersachsen.

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