Sascha Janko Dragićević
Sascha Janko Dragićević was born in Bonn in 1969 and today lives in Berlin.
His music has been performed internationally by important ensembles and soloists. He is currently working on projects with the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie, Ensemble Adapter, Berlin, as well as on the electroacoustic ensemble project "Soundspaces" with Johannes Schwarz (bassoonist Ensemble Modern), Sascha Armbruster (Saxophone) and Sebastian Schottke (sound director, ZKM Karlsruhe).
He studied at the Cologne University of Music. There his most important teachers have been York Höller and Krzysztof Meyer (composition), Hans Ulrich Humpert (electronic composition), and Klaus Oldemeyer (piano). He additionally completed master courses with György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Helmut Lachenmann, Maurizio Kagel, Klaus Huber and Georg Katzer.
He has received numerous national and international awards and scholarships, including the 1999 first prize at the International Composition Competition Hitzacker, the same year the first prize at the international AVW Piano Composers Cub (as composer and pianist), 2004 the Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann-Scholarship of the city Cologne, in 2007 the Franz-Liszt-Promotion-Prize at the International Composers Workshop in Weimar. In 2008 he was a scholar at the Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, 2010 scholar at the Institute for Music and Acoustics at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. In 2011 he received the composition scholarship of the Berlin Senate. In 2012 he was Artist in Residence at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) in Zurich.
2014/15 he is resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris with a scholarship of the Department of Culture of the Berlin Senate.