About Dejana

Dejana Sekulić, violinist, sound expression explorer and performer, was born on planet Earth 43°19′09″N 21°53′46″E, where her music education started and continued until she obtained Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Art at the University of Niš (with Petrovic-Markovic and Aleksic). She continued her studies and obtained Masters degree and Postgraduate in Music on Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of professor Oistrakh and Bouckaert, as well as advanced fellow program for contemporary music of the Ictus (Brussels) and Spectra (Gent) Ensembles at School of Arts Gent. She worked and collaborated with masters such as Igor Oistrakh, Ruggiero Ricci, Vladimir Spivakov, Eugenia Tchugayeva, Marc Danel, Stefan Camilarov, Ilan Gronich, Mihail Grube, Dejan Mihailović, Angel Satnkov, Barbara Maurer, Peter Ablinger, Tom Pauwels, Graeme Jeannings, Bram Bossier, George van Dam, Pieter Jansen. During this time she has been performing regularly in Serbia and in Belgium, as well as in Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Portugal, USA and China. Her recent solo performances include concerts on the “ArsMusica” International Contemporary Music Festival (Belgium), Epidaursu Festival (Croatia), concert during the “Museum Nigh Fever” in Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), “Constantinus Festival” double violin concertos with Valery Oistrakh), BigBang Festival (with ICTUS+GAME) as well as concerts in Flagey and in the MiM (Musical Instruments Museum), performances on TRANSIT and LOOP festivals (with LAPS). She also did several recordings for both Serbian and Italian radio and TV broadcasting companies.

Dejana is the violinist in LAPS ensemble, ensemble that works with combining acoustic and electronic production of sound. She also plays in the violin and piano duo, with pianist Nao Momitani and a duo with harpist Maria-José Jeannin (“MaD duo”). Her other artistic works include also a research in the filed of interactive sound installations. More specifically “Sensonarium” (with support of Q-O2 Brussels and ISIB-Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles), that is, besides being autonomous work also part of her concept “microMACRO” (performance for solo instrument and sound installations).

Currently, she is working on a PhD research “Temporality of the Impossible: contemporary violin music, aesthetics, technique and performance” at the CeReNeM and HuCPeR, at the University of Huddersfield (UK).