Praised by the New York Times for her “inventive,” “graceful,” ”showpiece” works and honored with a 2013 Drama Desk Awards nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play, Ana Milosavljevic is a New York City-based composer, performing artist, collaborator, producer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist on violin, Viper electric violin, and piano. Acclaimed as “exquisite” (TheaterMania.com) and “an imaginative artist willing to think big” (The Strad), Ana is a Serbian native whose cutting-edge contemporary music, both composed and improvised, is influenced by such disparate genres as traditional Balkan music, electronica, rock, jazz, classical, pop, and hip-hop.
Ana has been recognized with the MacDowell Colony Fellowship and the ASCAP PLUS Award, as well as awards and grants from Artists International Presentations, New York Women Composers, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Soros Fund, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ana has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Kolarac Concert Hall, the TimesCenter, Le Poisson Rouge, the Cornelia Street Café, and The Stone, and has appeared at major festivals including the BAM Next Wave Festival, the Tribeca New Music Festival, Spoleto in Italy, Aspen, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, MATA Festival, the 2008 Beijing International Congress on Women in Music, the American Festival of Microtonal Music, Music With a View @ The Flea, ASCAP’s Thru the Walls showcase series, and Composers Collaborative’s Serial Underground.
Ana attended the School for Musically Gifted Children in Cuprija, completed her bachelor's degree at Novi Sad University’s Academy of Arts, and received her master's degree and professional studies diploma at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York. Awarded permanent resident status in the U.S. in recognition of her artistic achievements, she serves on the faculty of Mannes Preparatory Division and the Brearley School in New York City.