Jasna Veličković is composer and performer based in Amsterdam. Her recent works such as Last Song and Shadow Studies focuses on sound extension of traditional instruments by using the hand-made electronic devices. Her music material often derives from existing music pieces shadowing or looking awry to the original.
Her works has been performed at festivals such as Gaudeamus Music Week, Holland Festival, Biennale Zagreb, A-devantgarde, Time of Music, Aspekte, Manca, Archipel Festival by ensembles such as Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble Aleph, Piano Possibile, Axyz, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Ear Massage, Ensemble MAE, Ensemble Klang, de Ereprijs, Dutch Radio Kamerorkest.
Jasna Veličković studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Srdjan Hofman then continued her postgraduate study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She studied with Louis Andriessen, Gilius van Bergeijk and Clarence Barlow. In 2004 she graduated with distinction.
She won the 28th Irino Prize (2007) in Tokyo, Slavenski Award (1998), the first prize at the 5th International Review of Composers in Belgrade (1996), and was nominated twice for the Mokranjac Award (2001, 2006). Last Song (for percussion quartet) was nominated for the Dutch Toonzetters Award (2011). Last Song was awarded a "recommendation" at the Unesco Rostrum of Composers (2011).