Aleksandra Kovac

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Aleksandra Kovac holds a Master of Science degree in Composition for screen from Edinburgh University, as well as a BA in Music education from Belgrade University. She is a composer, music producer and songwriter from Belgrade, Serbia. In addition to being the 2015 BAFTA Scotland New Talent award nominee, she is also the first Serbian MTV award winner and has also won awards for her work in theater, TV, and film.
She scored the off Broadway theater play "Jackie and Marilyn" (April 2014), which premiered at the Lion Theater in Theater Row, New York, to rave reviews, as well as the feature length documentary "The most important boy in the world"
( BELDOCS 2016, IDFA 2016 ). Since 2015, she has composed music for critically acclaimed Serbian TV series and films, such as “Ubice mog oca” , “Zaspanka za vojnike”, “Drzavni sluzbenik”, “Stitches” and others. She is currently composing the score for the eagerly awaited film “Dara from Jasenovac”, which addresses the horrors of the Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia, during the WW2, where thousands of Serbian women and children were murdered by the Ustase regime.
In year 2000 Aleksandra joined forces with music producer and supervisor, Roman Gorsek, and founded the music production company RAproduction, which specializes in composing for film and new media, music supervision and production and songwriting. Aleksandra became one of the top songwriters in the south-east European region, writing and producing songs for many of the biggest names in the ex-Yugoslavia music scene.
Concurrent with her songwriting career, Aleksandra garnered acclaim as a composer for commercials, theater, TV and film. She has written several theme songs, some of the most noted for the 2013 and 2015 Coca-Cola Christmas campaign commercial. Her music can also be heard on commercials for major brands including VIP Mobile, Telekom etc.
As a film composer, she was nominated for the European Talent Award at the Soundtrack Cologne festival in 2013., and as one of the authors of the short-animated film "Separate lives", for the New Talent Award at the BAFTA Scotland 2015.
As a lecturer in film music, she has given lectures at the American University in Beirut, SAE Institute in Belgrade, Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, Music Academy in Belgrade, as well as MAKK2016, Festival of Sound and Film Music - Rovinj 2016, Pedagogical forum 2014, 2015, & 2106. Aleksandra has published her work on film music in the international journal of music "New Sound" and on songwriting and composing in the book "Serbia: My Case, A New European Generation" ( British Council, Serbia ).
She has scored many short animations, short animated films, feature length documentaries, TV series and theater plays in the past ten years and has been awarded for her work in the field.
Aleksandra is also a recognized philanthropist, the founder of the prestigious vocal school and children’s choir "Belgrade Voice”, and an Ambassador for the Council of Europe’s campaign “1 in 5” against child abuse. She wrote the official title song of the campaign called “Stop the silence” and performed it at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on the 6th of September 2012. She received a commendation from the Serbian Ministry of education for her work in this area.
As one of the most successful singer-songwriters in the region, with best-selling albums and sold-out tours, and a career which spans more than two decades, Aleksandra was asked to become one of the X Factor Adria judges and mentors in 2015., which aired in five Balkan countries.
Aleksandra is fluent in English, Spanish and Serbian.