Helena Skljarov (Zagreb, January 1993) graduated musicology on Music Academy, University of Zagreb (2017), under the mentorship of Nikša Gligo with thesis on analysis of 20th century music. In 2014. she begins the study of Composition on same university in class of professor Berislav Šipuš. In 2018. she won a scholarship from the Croatian Composers Society “Rudolf and Margita Matz”. In 2018. she received the Rector’s award for composition Pulsar which was premiered in Zagreb by students orchestra and conducted by maestro Quentin Hindley. She participated in various masterclasses; Irvine Arditti, Ivan Fedele, Achim Boenoeft, Yann Robin, Francesco Filidei and Tristan Murail. In June 2020 she was participated with her string quartet Silence as composer in residency of Festival d’Aix-en-Provence where she worked with Garth Knox and Kaija Saariaho. She has composed a number of works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra and two operas. Since 2017 she writes music critics and reviews of new published editions of contemporaty composers (magasine Cantus). From autumn 2019 she lives and studies in Lyon as an ERASMUS student in class of professor Martin Matalon. In July 2020. she graduated composition under the mentorship of Berislav Šipuš with her opera Nothing. Almost for vocals, instruments and electronics, written on the texts of Daniil Kharms.
Graduated: Musicology and Composition