Glojnarić, Sara

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born in 1991 in Zagreb, she studied composition at the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Davorin Kempf, and later earned her BA and MA degree in composition at the State High School of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart in the class of Martin Schüttler. She has won numerous international prizes, including the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Summer Courses in Darmstadt (2018) as well as the Ivo Vuljević Prize. She is one of three winners of Neue Szenen V opera competition, organised by Berlin’s Deutsche Oper. Since 2019 she has held a scholarship of the Baden–Württemberg Arta Foundation. Her works are published by the Berlin-based publisher Edition Juliane Klein. 

Her artistic practise deals with pop culture, its aesthetic and its sociopolitical consequences, nostalgia and collective memory, and the vast network of pop-culture data and its byproducts arising through their juxtaposition. Her works, which include orchestra and chamber music scores, as well as video works and multimedia & multisensory installations have been performed on in Australia, Europe, South America, and Asia by leading ensembles such as Ensemble Musikfabrik, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Trio Catch, Sarah Maria Sun, Dirk Rothbrust, Ensemble Mimitabu, The Black Page Orchestra, Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and many others, at festivals such as Eclat in Stuttgart, Huddersfield, Ultraschall in Berlin, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Showroom of Contemporary Sound, and Music Biennale in Zagreb. 

In the concert season 2020/21, her works are performed at multiple venues and occasions, including a portrait concert in Berlin’s Elisabethkirche by ensemble mosaik, the premiere of her chamber opera Kein Mythos at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, the premiere of her first large-scale opera Im Stein (based on the ponymous book by Clemens Meyer) at Oper Halle, and sugarcoating #2 at Elbphilharmonie. More information available at saraglojnaric.com. 

Selected works: #popfem, video (2016), Indispensable Ms. Jonesfor ensemble and electronics (2016), Confession Box, smell installation (2016), sugarcoating #2 for piano, clarinet and cello (2017), Žabica kraljica (Frog the Queen), music for puppet theatre (2017), sugarcoating (v2.0) for large ensemble (2018), #popfem 2, video (2018), Artefacts #2 for soprano, percussion and tape (2019), Artefactsfor six singers, electronics and video (2019), Im Stein, opera for voices, actors, choir, orchestra and video, to a libretto by Clemens Meyer (2020–21), Kein Mythos, chamber opera for two singers, vocoder, string quintet, percussion and electronics, to a libretto by Dorian Brunz (2020–21), Latitudesfor prepared piano and video (2020–21).