Irena Popovic Dragovic will be part of the residency in Prishtina, hosted by Qendra Multimedia.
Irena Popović Dragović, was born in Ćuprija in 1974. She graduated in composition and orchestration from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, under Srđan Hofman and Zoran Erić. She continued her education in Salzburg, where she got her master’s degree at the Mozarteum University, under Reinhard Febel. Her compositions have been performed in concerts and festivals all over the world. She’s active as a vocalist and pianist, performing with multiple music ensembles. For a long period of time, she was working as a music theory teacher in music schools, and later started working as a docent at the New Academy of Arts, teaching the subject Music and Theatre. Her most notable work is in film and theatre music. So far she has done more than a hundred plays all over Europe. Her work was awarded multiple times at prestigious festivals around the world, and she often works with prominent regional directors such as Andraš Urban, Kokan Mladenović, Blerta Neziraj, Slobodan Unkovski, Oliver Frljić, Snežana Trišić, Tanja Mandić Rigonat and many more.
Artistic Residencies Reconnection 2.0 are part of Reconnection 2.0 project financed by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented by Qendra Multimedia [Prishtina] and Heartefact Fund [Belgrade].