Snezana Nešić is a Serbian composer and accordionist based in Germany. She began her musical studies in the P. I .Tschaikowsky, Kiev and completed her post-graduate studies in 2004 at the University for Music and Drama, Hannover, where she was mentored by Professor Johannes Schöllhorn (Composition) and Professor Elsbeth Moser (Accordion).
Since 2007 she is university lecturer in musical composition and interpretation of modern music at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
In 2009 she won the Molinari Quartet’s international Composer Competition with her string quartet “running thoughts” and was the finalist of the international composer competition “Weimarer Frühjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik” for her Piano trio “The Alchemy of Blue”.
2015 She was awarded as finalist within the festival “Oper’Actuel- Works in Progress” in Montreal for her opera “The Rain Passed Over”.
She has been awarded with a DAAD Scholarship, as well as a Composer-Scholarship from the Ministry for Science and Culture, Lower Saxony in 2007 and 2012. In 2015 she had a prestigious scholarship of German Academy Rom (Villa Massimo) in Casa Baldi and 2016 composer residence in Wilhelm-Kempf House in Positano, at invitation of German Academy Rom.
Past composition commissions include those from the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Philharmonie Luxembourg, ensembles “2E2M” and Megaphon, Ernst von Siemens Stiftung, Hanover State Opera and Kammeroper Köln.
Her compositions have been performed at the “Salzburg Biennale“, the „Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart“ and the „Klangwerkstatt Berlin“.
Upcoming performances with compositions by Snezana Nesic include concerts on the Vienna Konzerthaus and with ensembles “2E2M” in Paris und KNM Quartett Berlin.
In March 2017 her oper “The Rain Passed Over” was premiered at the Hannover State Opera.
As accordion player she has won many international competitions (including the Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb Klingenthal and the Citta-Castelfidardo) and has received frequent invitations as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles including NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Staatstheater Hannover, Staatstheater Braunschweig and Das Neue Ensemble.
She also directed ensembles „incontri“ and “ur.werk”, which are specialized for contemporary music.
For summer 2017 she received the scholarship of Goethe-House Rom (Casa di Goethe Rom) where she is working on her music theater composition about Nikola Tesla, based of Goethes “Faust”.