Victoria Jordanova music C0111
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Victoria Jordanova was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her education and career have made her a truly international artist. Jordanova received her early musical training at the Belgrade Conservatory where, at age seventeen, she earned a diploma in composition, piano and harp. After earning a BA degree from Michigan State University, Jordanova pursued graduate studies at the Paris Conservatory on a fellowship from the French government. While in France, she served as an Artist in Residence at the Cite Internationale des Arts. Following her studies in Paris, Jordanova studied at the Moscow Conservatory and then returned to the United States on a Langley Fellowship at New York University where she received an MA in Musicology. Seeking to recapture the spontaneity of expression that distinguished her early forays into music, Jordanova relocated to San Francisco to pursue a career as a composer and improviser. Melding experimental techniques and electronics with classical training, Jordanova creates surreal compositions that have received critical acclaim across the United States.
This collection contains materials pertaining to Victoria Jordanova's career as a classical composer/pianist/harpist from Bosnia. Materials include a compact disc recording of Jordanova's celebrated Requiem for Bosnia and other works; industry reviews of her Requiem; promotional pamphlets; notes on Jordanova's musical training; correspondence between Jordanova and music teacher/composer Sam di Bonaventura; and newsclippings on the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including articles on the pope calling for reconciliation and tolerance between Muslims, Roman Catholic Croats, and Orthodox Christian Serbs.
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Special collections also holds the Sam di Bonaventura papers.
Di Bonaventura, Sam.
Jordanova, Victoria. Requiem for Bosnia.
Victoria Jordanova collection, C0111, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
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