SONEMUS Fest 2023
October 30 I 19:00
Academy of Music – University of Sarajevo
Lecture: Hommage à Ligeti
Composer, professor at the Department of Composition and dean of the Academy of Music – University of Sarajevo, founder and artistic director of SONEMUS
ALIŠER SIJARIĆ (b. 1969, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a composer, professor, and the dean of the Academy of Music – University of Sarajevo. He studied composition and musicology at the Academy of Music Sarajevo (class of Prof. Josip Magdić) and philosophy and sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. In 1994, he received a scholarship from the Austrian Ministry for Science and Art. He continued his composition study at the Music University in Vienna in the class of Prof. Michael Jarrell, where he also completed his post-graduate studies. He also attended a composition course with Prof. Beat Furrer and Prof. Hans-Peter Kyburz in Graz, Austria.
His compositions have been performed at many international festivals such as Copenhagen – Europe’s Culture Capital, Wien Modern, Salzburger Festspiele, Music Biennale Zagreb, Musikprotokoll Graz, Culturscapes Basel, etc.
The success of his compositions is also demonstrated by numerous commissions from internationally renowned music institutions such as Konzerthaus Gesellschaft Wien, Konzerthaus Berlin, Ensemble Collegium Novum Zürich, Kammarensemblen Stockholm, Forum Alpbach Austria, PreArt Ensemble Zurich, Cantus Ensemble Zagreb, Manhattan String Quartet, etc. The compositions of Sijarić have been performed on multiple occasions in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA. His music has been published on several CDs under different labels.