A female composer’s fight to be heard

Milica Djordjević hasn’t has a vacation in 12 years. Between master classes, commissioned projects and performances, there simply wasn’t any time, she says, in an interview with DW. But all that effort seems to have paid off. Djordjević’s collaborations with renowned ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet and the Munich Chamber Orchestra, as well as her numerous awards, testify to her success.

Djordjević was born in 1984 in the Serbian capital Belgrade, and from an early age she yearned to learn how to play the piano. Her parents – her mother a nurse, her father a cameraman – earned between 300 and 350 euros (between $353 and $412) a month, and didn’t have enough to buy her a piano. Fortunately, however, the family lived across the road from a music school, and, at the age of eight, Djordjević was able to start taking piano lessons.

“I practiced a lot, was very serious

Article source: http://www.dw.de/a-female-composers-fight-to-be-heard/a-18182555

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