My music is composed of intimate portraits of my life, lived and imagined.  I am inspired by the world and people around me though my favourite composers - Bach, Shostakovich, Glass - have made an undeniable imprint on my musical aesthetics.

I love combining classical music elements with Eastern European and Gypsy inflections, traditional sounds with unconventional harmonies.  My favourite structural form of expression is chamber music - because it allows for grand and humble gestures, both seated in the beauty of a unique musical language.

I have been commisssioned to write music for chamber ensembles, theatre, performance installations and special events in the Americas and Europe.

Ivana Popovic