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Aleksandra Vrebalov (1970-     )

Aleksandra Vrebalov, composerAleksandra Vrebalov, native of Ex-Yugoslavia, left Serbia in 1995 and continued education in the US. She holds a doctorate from University of Michigan where she studied with Evan Chambers and Michael Daugherty, and a master’s degree from San Francisco Conservatory where her teacher was Elinor Armer. She participated in master classes and workshops that include New York University Summer Composition Workshop, Music Courses in Darmstadt (Germany), Szombathely (Hungary) and Kazimierz Dolny (Poland) in collaboration with IRCAM, and Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA. Vrebalov’s works have been performed by the Kronos Quartet, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Vladimir Valjarevic, Jorge Caballero, Sausalito Quartet, Dusan Tynek Dance Company, Ijsbreker, and Moravian Philharmonic, among others. Recent residencies and festivals include Southwest Virginia Festival of the Arts and Mannes College of Music Bach Festival in New York City in 2006, RIPFest in New York City and Nomus (Novi Sad, Yugoslavia) in 2005, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Memphis, Festival Ballet Providence, and New York’s New Dramatists in 2004, MacDowell Colony and American Opera Projects in 2003, June in Buffalo in 2002, OM Festival in San Francisco in 2001, Rockefeller Bellagio Center in 2000, and Tanglewood in 1999. In 2006 Vrebalov was commissioned to write a piano concerto based on Balkan themes for Vladimir Valjarevic and Knoxville Symphony, and a piano trio for Bach and Baroque Legacy Festival at the Mannes College of Music in NYC. Three of her string quartets were performed by TAJJ String Quartet at the 2006 Interzone Festival in Serbia. The premiere of the orchestral work Orbits opened the 30th Novi Sad Music Festivities and was broadcast live on Serbian National Television NS Channel. The same channel produced a 30-minute television biography of Vrebalov. In 2004, Vrebalov received awards from ASCAP, American Music Center, Meet the Composer, The Douglas Moore Fund, and Friends and Enemies of New Music. Her full length ballet The Widow’s Broom, based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg and choreographed by Boston Ballet’s Viktor Plotnikov opened the 27th season of the Festival Ballet in Providence, RI in October 2004. Vrebalov teaches at the City College/CUNY.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Vrebalov Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Vrebalov on Vrebalov
Preludium, violin and piano (1987?)
Rodjenje Hristovo, [chorus?] (????)
Birth of Christ - The Prayer of the Blind, chorus (1988)
My Hunger is Eternal, baritone, flute and piano (1989?)
Night on the Reef, tenor and piano (1989?)
Neizvest, oboe and piano (1990?)
Four Riders (Cetiri jahaca), chorus (1990?)
Tale, cello and piano (1991?)
Fairy’s Song, string ensemble (????)
Kaleidoscope, orchestra (????)
Larry Is Not With Us Any More, brass quintet (1994?)
Times, orchestra (1995)
String Quartet No. 1 (1995)
Air and Fugue, percussion, harp and harpsichord (1996)
Elegy for N.N., soprano and chamber ensemble (1996)
Duo Uran, clarinet and viola (1996)
Vladimir Trio, flute, violin and viola (1997)
String Quartet No. 2 (1997)
Pannonia Boundless, string quartet (1998)
Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998)
C6,  guitar (1999)
Op. 29, soprano and string quartet (1999)
Orders, 2 flutes, guitar, piano, violin and cello (2000)
The Song of Lilies, countertenor, 2 tenors and baritone (2000; rev. 2007)
Blake Songs, soprano and piano (2001)
Minoans, orchestra (2001)
Krete Suite, string quintet (2002)
Forgotten Anthems, orchestra (2002)
Orbits, orchestra (2002)
AOP Songbook, a set of five art songs, for different solo voices and piano (2003)
A Dream of Mrs. Pilat, a Singspiel scene, 3 singers and piano (2003)
Along With Youth, soprano and 2 violins (2003)
Lava, mezzo-soprano and piano (2004)
Canta Claro, 2 female voices and piano (2004)
The Widow’s Broom, ballet (2004) [story: Chris Van Allsburg; choreography: Victor Plotnikov; sets: Eugene Lee]
Lila, violin (2004)
Seeing Beauty, film score (2005)
Passion Revisited, piano trio (violin, cello and piano) (2005)
Forgotten Anthems II, piano and orchestra (2006)
Stations, soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra (2007)
Two Bagatelles, piano (2007)
Transparent Walls, 10 winds, percussion, celesta and cello (2007)
Altezura, [opera?], soprano, baritone and piano (2007) [libretto: Deborah Brevoort]
…hold me, neighbor, in this storm…, string quartet, gusle, tapan and tape (2008)
The Spell II, 2 two pianos (2008)
The Spell III, violin and live electronics (2008)
The Spell, piano and vibraphone (2009)
spell no. 4, for a changing world, string quartet, tibetan bowl, chimes and prerecorded sounds (2009)
Eastern Chapel Meditations, violin, piano and prerecorded sounds (2010)
Clarinet Quintet, clarinet and string quartet (2011)
Harding Suite, cello (2011)
Mileva, opera in 2 acts (2011)
    - Der Sonnenuhr, soprano & string quartet (2010) [excerpt from Mileva, opera in progress] [text: Goethe]


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Vrebalov Links    ~ ~ ~    Vrebalov on Vrebalov     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
A Dream of Mrs. Pilat, a Singspiel scene, 3 singers and piano (2003)
The Widow’s Broom, ballet (2004) [story: Chris Van Allsburg; choreography: Victor Plotnikov; sets: Eugene Lee]
Altezura, [opera?], soprano, baritone and piano (2007) [libretto: Deborah Brevoort]
Transparent Walls, 10 winds, percussion, celesta and cello (2007) [choreographed in 2010 by Dusan Tynek]
Mileva, opera in 2 acts (2011)

Orchestra
Fairy’s Song, string ensemble (????)
Kaleidoscope, orchestra (????)
Times, orchestra (1995)
Minoans, orchestra (2001)
Forgotten Anthems, orchestra (2002)
Orbits, orchestra (2002)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998)
Forgotten Anthems II, piano and orchestra (2006)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Stations, soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra (2007)

Choral
Rodjenje Hristovo, [chorus?] (????)
Birth of Christ - The Prayer of the Blind, chorus (1988)
Four Riders (Cetiri jahaca), chorus (1990?)

Chamber
Fairy’s Song, string ensemble (????)
Larry Is Not With Us Any More, brass quintet (1994?)
String Quartet No. 1 (1995)
Air and Fugue, percussion, harp and harpsichord (1996)
Duo Uran, clarinet and viola (1996)
Vladimir Trio, flute, violin and viola (1997)
String Quartet No. 2 (1997)
Pannonia Boundless, string quartet (1998)
Orders, 2 flutes, guitar, piano, violin and cello (2000)
Krete Suite, string quintet (2002)
Passion Revisited, piano trio (violin, cello and piano) (2005)
Transparent Walls, 10 winds, percussion, celesta and cello (2007) [choreographed in 2010 by Dusan Tynek]
…hold me, neighbor, in this storm…, string quartet, gusle, tapan and tape (2008)
The Spell, piano and vibraphone (2009)
Spell no. 4, for a changing world, string quartet, tibetan bowl, chimes and prerecorded sounds (2009)
Eastern Chapel Meditations, violin, piano and prerecorded sounds (2010)
Clarinet Quintet, clarinet and string quartet (2011)

Instrument and Piano
Preludium, violin and piano (1987?)
Neizvest, oboe and piano (1990?)
Tale, cello and piano (1991?)

Solo Instrument
C6,  guitar (1999)
Lila, violin (2004)
The Spell III, violin and live electronics (2008)
Harding Suite, cello (2011)

Piano
Two Bagatelles, piano (2007)
The Spell II, 2 pianos (2008)

Vocal
My Hunger is Eternal, baritone, flute and piano (1989?)
Night on the Reef, tenor and piano (1989?)
Elegy for N.N., soprano and chamber ensemble (1996)
Op. 29, soprano and string quartet (1999)
The Song of Lilies, countertenor, 2 tenors and baritone (2000; rev. 2007)
Blake Songs, soprano and piano (2001)
AOP Songbook, a set of five art songs, for different solo voices and piano (2003)
Along With Youth, soprano and 2 violins (2003)
Lava, mezzo-soprano and piano (2004)
Canta Claro, 2 female voices and piano (2004)
Der Sonnenuhr, soprano & string quartet (2010) [excerpt from Mileva, opera in progress] [text: Goethe]

Incidental/Film
Seeing Beauty, film score (2005)

Electronic
…hold me, neighbor, in this storm…, string quartet, gusle, tapan and tape (2008)
The Spell III, violin and live electronics (2008)
spell no. 4, for a changing world, string quartet, tibetan bowl, chimes and prerecorded sounds (2009)
Eastern Chapel Meditations, violin, piano and prerecorded sounds (2010)


VREBALOV  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Vrebalov on Vrebalov      ~ top of page ~
Aleksandra Vrebalov - Finding Your Roots by Replanting Them (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox)
Aleksandra Vrebalov: Stanice na putu (Adrian Kranjčević, Mirko Sebić, Nova Misao) (in Serbian; translated by google  here)
Opera on Mileva Einstein (Vicky Premate, politika.rs) (in Serbian; translated by google  here)

Composer's website    . . .   contact Aleksandra Vrebalov:  here

Vrebalov @ Wikipedia
Vrebalov @ American Opera Projects
Vrebalov @ Carnegie Hall Commissions
Vrebalov @ Center for the Performing Arts
Vrebalov @ Classical Archives
Vrebalov @ Cultural Centre of Novi Sad (in Serbian)
Vrebalov @ Facebook
Vrebalov @ InstantEncore
Vrebalov @ MusicWeb International
Vrebalov @ The New York Times
Vrebalov @ Other Minds
Vrebalov @ South Oxford Six
Vrebalov @ WSO New Music Festival

Publisher
Vrebalov @ Composer's website
Vrebalov @ Boosey & Hawkes

Streaming Audio
Vrebalov @ Composer's website
Vrebalov @ Carnegie Hall Commissions
Vrebalov @ Classical Archives
Vrebalov @ last.fm
Vrebalov @ Other Minds

Recordings
Vrebalov @ Composer's website
Vrebalov @ ArkivMusic
Vrebalov @ ClassicsOnline
Vrebalov @ Discogs

Video
Vrebalov @ YouTube
Vrebalov @ Google Video
Vrebalov @ Vimeo
Vrebalov @ NewMusicBox

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Vrebalov on Vrebalov: Finding Your Roots by Replanting Them/NewMusicBox (VIDEO)
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