Jana Andreevska (1967, Skopje) holds a BA and a MA in Composition from the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Music in Skopje. Her education as a composer also includes numerous workshops in the Netherlands, Poland, USA and Macedonia, with renowned composers such as Louis Andriessesn, Ton de Leeuw, Michael Nyman, Francois Bernard-Mache, Eric Gaudibert, John Woolrich, Nigel Osborne, Glenn Hackbarth among others. Since 1995 she has been employed by the Faculty of Music in Skopje where currently she teaches as a full professor in composition, polyphonic composition, musical forms and analysis. As research fellow and visiting professor she has taught at the Arizona State University in Tempe, USA (2001) and the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2014), at the Royal Academy of Music in London (2011) and given series of lectures in different international workshops. Her pieces have been performed and recorded by herself and soloists and ensembles such as the Macedonian Philharmonic, the Chamber orchestra of the Macedonian Radio Television, Ensemble ALEA, Contempora Ensemble, Ensemble Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Saxophone Quartets “Dimov”, “Axone” and Saxofonquadrat, choir Collegium Musicum and Darinka Matic-Marovic, New London Chamber Choir, Proars choir, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Alliage Quintet, 4 Saxess, Calliope Women’s Choir and pianists such as Marcel Worms, Ana Gaceva, Marija Vrshkova, Natalija Mladenovic, Natasha Mitrovic, Roderick Chadwick, Artwork Ensemble, Dejan Sinadinovic, Madalina-Claudia Danila, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, Steffen Schleiermacher and others in Macedonia, Serbia, former USSR, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Moldova, Germany, Denmark, France, Russia, Romania and the USA. Her music is available on CDs published by SOKOM, Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, Peer Music, Zefir Records. Jana Andreevska speaks Macedonian (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (passive), Serbocroatian (near-native), Bulgarian (passive). Her other interests include painting and translating fiction and articles on music from English and French into Macedonian. Translations include Michael Cunningham’s novel “The Hours” (published by “Tri”, 2006); Robert Coover’s “the Babysitter” (published by “Templum”, 2008) and Marcel Schwob’s “Vies Imaginaires” (“Templum”, unpublished).
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