Ana Krstajic (1994) was born in Belgrade, Serbia. She started playing piano when she was 8 years old. After finishing her primary and secondary music school she was accepted at Faculty of Music Art, Composition and Orchestration department, as top of the class.
During her studies at Faculty of Music Art she won several prizes. In 2014 she won 1st Prize at the Young Composer Competition “Womens Works” (Ithaca, NY). Following year, she was designated as Alternate at the Renne B. Fisher Composer Competition (New Haven, CT). In 2016 she won 2nd Prize at the International Composer Competition “De Bach au Jazz” (Paris, FR) in category Contemporary Piano, designated as the youngest Laureate. Same year she won 1st Prize at “The Best Musical Mind” International Music Competition, (Belgrade, SR) which brought her full scholarship for Berklee Summer Performance Program (Valencia, SP).
Ana is composing concert and incidental music. Her music was performed in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Slovenia and USA. She composed music for several Theater plays in Serbia which were premiered in some of the biggest theater houses in the country (Belgrade Drama Theater, Sombor National Theater).
Her first appearance in the international scene of Theater music happened in 2017 when she composed music for Macbeth at Monbijou Theater in Berlin. She worked on several short movies in Serbia such as Herostrat – dir. Marina Uzelac (premiered at “Basta Fest” festival of short films), First Serbs on the Moon – dir. PetarPesut and Lies have Short Legs – dir. OgnjenGotovcevic.
Her Music was broadcasted at the Radio Belgrade 3, Eburg radio station (Washington DC) and Sound Art radio (England).
Besides composing Ana is also performing as a pianist in a world music duo Tashana with her colegue Jana Rancic. Duo Tashana merges traditional Balkan music with contemporary classical sound.
Ana Krstajic is currently studying Master Degree at Berklee College of Music, Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games department.
Herostrat (2016) – Composer
Lies have short legs (2016) – Composer
First Serbs on the Moon (2016) – Composer
Duet fro Soloist (2017) Sombor National Theater (SR) – Composer
F.B.I Dosije Tesla (2017) Sava Center (SR) – Orchestrator
Macbeth (2017) Monbijou Theater (GR) – Composer
The Keys of Lerah (2016) Belgrade Dramatic Theater (SR) – Composer
Who eats Bread with Soup (2016) Institution of Culture Vuk S. Karadzic
(SR) – Composer
Music was performed in Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Italy,
Germany, France, Greece, Russia, and the USA.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, MASTER OF MUSIC IN SCORING FOR
FILM, TV AND VIDEO GAMES
Valencia Campus | 2017 – expected graduation
BACHELOR OF ARTS | MAJOR IN COMPOSITION AND ORCHESTRATION
The University of Arts | Faculty of Music Art (Belgrade, SR) 2012 – 2016
2016 – 1st Prize at “The Best Musical Mind” International
Music Competition, Belgrade, Serbia.
2016 – 2nd Prize at the International Composer Competition “De
Bach au Jazz”, category Contemporary Piano, designated as the
2015 – 1st Prize Young composer competition“Womens
Works” (Ithaca, NY)
2017 Scholarship holder of DOSITEJA the most talented
students in Serbia
2016 Full scholarship for Berklee Summer Performance
Program, Valencia Campus
2012-2016 Scholarship holder of Government fund for hard