Biography

Dr Ivana Medić is a Research Associate with the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is Head of the international project Quantum Music funded by the EACEA within its programme Cultural Europe and Head of the Belgrade team of the trilateral project City Sonic Ecology – Urban Soundscapes of Bern, Ljubljana and Belgrade, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within its SCOPES programme. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow with the Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, and a convener of the REEM Study group for Russian and East European Music with the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES). In 2012 she was elected a member of the Governing Board of Serbian Musicological Society. She is a member of RMA, ICTM, ESEM, IASPM and other professional associations for traditional and contemporary music.

Ivana Medić has enjoyed a varied career as a researcher, lecturer, broadcaster and performer. She graduated and obtained an MPhil Musicology from the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, funded by the Serbian Ministry of Science. Having started her teaching career at the Department for Music Theory at the Belgrade Faculty of Music in 1999, she went on to work in the media and prior to moving to the UK she held the position of a Music Editor and Coordinator of the International Exchange with the European Broadcasting Union at Radio Belgrade 3, Serbian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2010 she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Manchester, funded by the Overseas Research Award, Graduate Teaching Assistantship and School of Arts, Histories and Cultures Award. Her doctoral thesis, supervised by Prof. David Fanning, focused on Alfred Schnittke’s symphonies nos. 1-3 in the context of late Soviet music. Whilst in the UK, she also worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.

Ivana Medić has written two books and over 40 studies, edited two collections of essays, and participated in numerous conferences. In 2017 she was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Musicology. Her research interests include Russian and Soviet music after World War II, contemporary Serbian and Balkan music, Darmstadt avant-garde, Stockhausen, Schnittke, Prokofiev, piano music and popular music.

She is also a multi-instrumentalist, specialising in contemporary music.

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Dr Ivana Medić je naučni saradnik Muzikološkog instituta Srpske akademije nauka i umetnosti. Od avgusta 2015. rukovodi međunarodnim projektom Kvantna muzika finansiranim od strane Evropske komisije u okviru programa Kreativna Evropa, a od septembra 2014. je na čelu beogradskog tima na trilateralnom projektu Zvučna ekologija grada – urbani zvučni pejzaži Berna, Ljubljana i Beograda, koji finansira Švajcarska nacionalna fondacija za nauku (SNSF) u okviru programa SCOPES. Koordinatorka je REEM Studijske grupe za rusku i istočnoevropsku muziku pri Britanskoj asocijaciji za slavističke i istočnoevropske studije (BASEES) i spoljna saradnica Centra za rusku muziku koledža Goldsmiths Univerziteta u Londonu. Od 2012. je članica Upravnog odbora Srpskog muzikološkog društva. Članica je više međunarodnih profesionalnih udruženja za savremenu i tradicionalnu muziku: RMA, ICTM, ESEM, BFI i dr.

Ivana Medić se sa podjednakim uspehom bavila naučno-istraživačkim radom, nastavom, radom u medijima i muzičkim izvođaštvom. Diplomirala je i magistrirala muzikologiju na beogradskom Fakultetu muzičke umetnosti kao stipendistkinja Ministarstva nauke i tehnološkog razvoja. Karijeru je započela 1999. godine kao asistentkinja na Katedri za teorijske predmete Fakulteta muzičke umetnosti u Beogradu, da bi zatim prešla na RTS. Pre odlaska u Veliku Britaniju vršila je dužnost glavnog muzičkog urednika Trećeg programa Radio Beograda i bila Koordinatorka međunarodne razmene u okviru Euroradija (EBU). Doktorirala je na Univerzitetu u Mančesteru, Velika Britanija, kao dobitnica stipendija Overseas Research Award, Graduate Teaching Assistantship i School of Arts, Histories and Cultures Award. Njena doktorska disertacija, rađena pod mentorstvom prof. Dejvida Feninga, posvećena je simfonijskom stvaralaštvu Alfreda Šnitkea u kontekstu pozne sovjetske muzike. Tokom boravka u Velikoj Britaniji, radila je na Univerzitetu u Mančesteru i na Otvorenom univerzitetu.

Ivana Medić je objavila dve knjige i preko 40 naučnih radova, uredila dva tematska zbornika i učestvovala na brojnim konferencijama. Od 2017. godine je glavna urednica naučnog časopisa Muzikologija. U oblasti njenog interesovanja spadaju ruska i sovjetska muzika posle Drugog svetskog rata, savremena srpska i balkanska muzika, muzička avangarda, Štokhauzen, Šnitke, Prokofjev, klavirska i popularna muzika.

Aktivna je kao izvođačica-multiinstrumentalistkinja, prvenstveno u domenu savremene muzike.