A Montrealer by adoption, from her early years Serbian composer Ana Sokolović was nurtured in the arts. Before making her mark in theatre and music she studied classical ballet. She studied composition at the University of Novi Sad, completing her master’s degree at the Université de Montréal with José Evangelista. A fascination for the various forms of artistic expression colours her work. At once rich and playful, her music plunges the listener into a universe replete with imagery universe, often inspired by the folklore of the Balkans and its festive and asymmetric rhythms. Thanks to the fresh breezes which breathe life into her compositions, she has gained renown, garnering many commissions and awards. Her repertoire includes works for orchestra, for voice plus several chamber music pieces. She has also composed numerous music works for the theatre, including two operas. Currently she teaches composition at the Université de Montréal.