Mirela Ivičević (Austria - exploring Canada)

Gerhard E. Winklerer Mirela Ivičević (1980, Split, Croatia) graduated composition from the Zagreb Academy of Music where she studied with Željko Brkanović as well as from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she also attended postgraduate course in Media Composition and Applied Music with Klaus-Peter Sattler and Christian Mühlbacher. On various master classes in Croatia, Austria and The Netherlands she also studied with Berislav Šipuš, German Toro Perez, Richard Ayres, Martijn Padding, Julia Wolfe and Louis Andriessen.
Her music has been featured at numerous festivals, including Music Biennale Zagreb, Gaudeamus Music Week, Wien Modern and ISCM World Music Days, and received prizes such as Rector's Prize of the University of Zagreb („Phantom No.3“ for symphony orchestra, 2002) Rudolf Matz Prize of the Croatian Composers´ Society and Theodor Körner Preis 2010 for her latest symphonic piece „Ace of diamonds“.
Her work covers a wide range of sound sources with special focus on interdisciplinary concepts and includes chamber pieces, works for large ensembles, symphony orchestra and big band, electroacoustic and intermedia compositions, sound poetry, music for film and theatre as well as one opera (Za tri lipe / Threefairlady opera, commission of the Music Biennale Zagreb 2007).
Based in Vienna she is also currently pursuing her MA in Culture Management at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and running, together with saxophonist Gordan Tudor a festival of contemporary music Dani Nove Glazbe Split.