Conferences and Public Talks


  • Keynote Address “The Soviet model of teaching music at universities and conservatories, and its implementation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe”, International Conference Music and the University: Histories, Models, Prospects, City University of London, Great Hall, 8 July 2022.
  • Launch of the Special Issue of the journal Contemporary Music Review, dedicated to Serbian Musical Avant-Gardes. Belgrade, Great Hall of the Faculty of Music, 30 May 2022.
  • Conference WorldMinds, Belgrade, National Theatre, 26 May 2022.
  • Workshop “Serbian-Turkish Connections in Music and Dance”, Inaugural Event of the billateral Serbian-Turkish project TRackeRS of the European Minimal Music Festival, Istanbul, Davutpasa Campus, 16 May 2022.
  • Invited talk “European Minimal Music”, Inaugural Event of the European Minimal Music Festival AUFTAKT, Kassel, Hall of the free Waldorf School Kassel, 30 April 2022.



  • Public Lecture: “Why Are We Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th Birthday?”, Leskovac, Festival LEDAMUS, Centre for Professional Development in Education, Saturday 24 October 2020
  • Book Launch: Danijela Š. Beard and Ljerka V. Rasmussen (eds.), Made in Yugoslavia. Participants: Danijela Š. Beard, Jelka Vukobratović, Marko Zubak and Ivana Medić. Belgrade, Institute of Musicology SASA, Friday 25 September 2020
  • Opening Address: Conference Young Musicology Belgrade 2020 – Shaping the Present by the Future: Ethno/musicology and Contemporaneity, Belgrade, Institute of Musicology SASA, Thursday 24 September 2020




  • 2017 REEM Annual Conference Music and Revolutions
    Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, 15 December 2017
  • “How Much Money, So Much Music: The Rise and Fall of Serbian Symphonic Music”, 2017 Biennial International Conference of the Institute of Musicology SASA The Future of Music History, Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 28-30 September 2017
  • The Tide is High: Alfred Schnittke’s Passacaglia for large orchestra”, 10th Biennial ICMSN/SurreyMAC Conference, Society for Music Analysis and University of Surrey, Guildford, 11-14 September 2017
  • “Quantum Music”, 53rd RMA Annual Conference, The Royal Music Association and the Department of Music, University of Liverpool, 7-9 September 2017
  • “Violinista Jovan Frajt – osnivač izdavačke kuće Frajt i porodičnog orkestra u Beogradu početkom XX veka” [Violinist Jovan Frajt – the Founder of the Publishing House Frajt and a Family Orchestra in Belgrade in the Early 20th Century], public lecture, Summer School and Festival STRINGS, Leskovac, Cultural Centre, 16 August 2017
  • “Dega i muzika” [Degas and Music]”, public lecture, Exhibition Edgar Degas. Moments of Remembrance, Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts & National Museum of Serbia, 27 July 2017
  • “The Soundscape of Hope”, 44th ICTM World Conference, International Council for Traditional Music and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, 13-19 
July 2017
  • “From Socialist Realism to Socialist Modernism: Vasilije Mokranjac’s Symphonies”, International Conference Music and Socialism, Department of Music, University of Nottingham, 7-8 July 2017
  • “Aesthetics of Music Videos in Yugoslav Pop and Rock Music”, 19th IASPM Biennial Conference, International Association for the Study of Popular Music and the University of Kassel, Germany, 26-30 June 2017
  • “The Politics of Youth Culture in Socialist Yugoslavia: The Case of Rock Music Videos”, 2017 BASEES Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College-Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 31 March – 2 April 2017
  • “Simfonijsko stvaralaštvo Rudolfa Bručija između socijalističkog estetizma i umerenog modernizma” [Rudolf Brucci’s Symphonic Output Between Socialist Aesthetism and Moderated Modernism], International Conference Rudolf Brucci’s Life and Work: The Composer Between Aesthetics and Ideologies, Novi Sad, Academy of Arts and Matica Srpska, 30-31 March 2017
  • Schnittke Studies – Book Launch and Concert, with Gavin Dixon, Tamsin Alexander and Natalia Pavlutskaya, University of London, Goldsmiths – Centre for Russian Music (CRM), Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall Building, 22 February 2017
  • “Prokofiev and Shostakovich: The Rivalry Reconsidered”, Durham University – Research Forum, 24 January 2017
  • “Parallel Histories: Serbian Music in Emigration”, International Conference After the Soviet Collapse – Transformations in the music and culture of the new post-Soviet states and Eastern Europe, University of Cambridge, CRASSH, 12-14 January 2017


  • “From ‘Father Figure’ to ‘Persona Non Grata’: Kosta Manojlović’s Final Years”, International Conference Kosta P. Manojlovic and the Idea of Slavic and Balkan Cultural Unification (1918–1941), Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Musicology SASA, 28–29 November 2016
  • “Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich: A New Look at the Old Rivalry”, Forum of the Institute of Musicology SASA, Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 14 November 2016.
  • “The Sights and Sounds of Belgrade Waterfront”, XIV Congreso de la Sociedad de Etnomusicologia Itinerarios, Espacos, Contextos, Madrid, Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica, 19-22 October 2016
  • “The Sights and Sounds of Belgrade Waterfront”, Panel “Soundscapes, Musicscapes, Landscapes: Towards Urban Sound Studies”, Transpositions: Music/Image
    XIII International Conference of the Department of Musicology
    , Belgrade, Faculty of Music, 12-15 October 2016
  • “Playing With Dances: Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fantastic Dances”, 2016 Balkan Art Forum, Faculty of Arts, University of Niš, 7-8 October 2016
  • “Soundscape of the Refugee Crisis: The Case of Savamala”, 2016 ICMHM Conference Music and Human Mobility: Redefining Communities in an Intercultural Context, Lisbon, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – FCSH NOVA, 7-9 June 2016
  • “Pavle Stefanović and the Concert Series Music Today / Musical Modernism of Radio Belgrade 3″, Interdisciplinary conference Pavle Stefanović 1901-1985, Belgrade, Association of Serbian Composers, 20-21 May 2016
  • Roundtable discussion about the Serbian translation of the novel The Noise of Time [Šum vremena] by Julian Barnes, Novi Beograd, Cultural Centre Student City – Bookshop Magistrala, 18 May 2016
  • “Problems of Interpretation of Josip Slavenski’s Piano Works”, Conference, roundtable and concert in honour of 120th anniversary of Josip Slavenski, Belgrade, Institute of Musicology SASA and Festive Hall of the House of Serbian Army, 11 May 2016
  • Presentation of the books Beyond the East-West Divide and Radio and Serbian Music, Novi Beograd, Gallery-Atrium of Students’ Cultural Centre, 26 April 2016
  • Presentation of the project Quantum Music at 2016 Forum Creative Europe, Belgrade, Kolarac Hall, 25 April 2016
  • “The Frajt Family in the Musical Life of Belgrade”, Concert and promotion of reprints of Jovan Frajt’s editions of sheet music, Belgrade, The Embassy of Czech Republic, 19 April 2016
  • Roundtable discussion about the book Osećanja. O.Sećanja – In memoriam Margita Stefanović (1959-2002) by Lidija Nikolić, Novi Beograd, Cultural Centre Student City, 12 April 2016


  • “Serbian Language and Rock’n’roll: Lyrics and the Use of Language”, Novi Beograd, Gallery-Atrium of Students’ Cultural Centre, 22 October 2015.
  • “Italian Language and Opera”, XV Week of Italian Language Worldwide, Italian Cultural Centre, Belgrade, 20 October 2015.
  • Presentation of the monograph by Danijela Zdravić-Mihailović “The Phenomenon of Recapitulation in the First Movements of Haydn’s String Quartets”, Niš, Faculty of Arts, 10 October 2015.
  • Presentation of the project Quantum Music, International Book Fair, Belgrade, 30 September 2015.
  • “Opera and the End of Socialism: Alfred Schnittke’s Operas from the 1990s”, International Conference Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revisiting Narratives About Post-World War II Europe, Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 24–26 September 2015.
  • “Reculturalisation Projects in Savamala”, panel City Sonic Ecology (with Britta Sweers, Ana Hofman, Mojca Kovačić, Marija Dumnić and Srđan Atanasovski), International Symposium Music and Ecology, Mestni muzej Ljubljana, 28-29 August 2015
  • “Reculturalisation Projects in Savamala”, panel Urban Sonic Ecologies (with Britta Sweers, Mojca Kovačič and Marija Dumnić) 43rd ICTM World Conference, Kazakh National University of Arts, Astana, 16-22 July 2015
  • “Aesthetics of Music Videos in Serbian Rock and Pop Music”, Lectures at the Atrium, Novi Beograd, Student Cultural Centre, 30 June 2015
  • “But Whoever Listens To This Music Anyway? The Survival of Festivals of Classical and Contemporary Art Music in Transitional Serbia”, 2015 REEM Annual Conference Мusic and Crisis, University of Nottingham, 22 June 2015
  • Presentation of the project Quantum Music, Forum Creative Europe 2015, Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, 27-28 April 2015.
  • “I Want to be Bad! Horkestar Versus Transition”, Beyond the Crisis in Humanities, Faculty of Media and Communications, University Singidunum, Belgrade, 24-25 April 2015
  • A lecture and a recital-lecture at the Faculty of Art, University of Niš, 20-21 April 2015.
  • Lecture “At the Service of the Homeland: The Many-Sided Activities of Kosta Manojlović”, Festival Choirs Among Frescoes, 19 April 2015
  • “But Whoever Listens to This Music Anyway?! The Survival of Festivals of Classical Music in Transitional Serbia”, panel (with Katerina Levidou and Monika Zyla) Music, Politics and Economy at Festivals in Central and South-Eastern Europe, BASEES 2015 Annual Conference, Cambridge University, Fitzwilliam College, 28-30 March 2015
  • “The Impossible Avant-garde: The Curious Case of Vladan Radovanović”, International Conference Nationalism in Music in the Totalitarian State (1945-1989), Institute of Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Budapest, 24-25 January 2015