ComposersLilijana Matičevska

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Jye Todorov VIC bassoon

Lilijana Matičevska is a composer fascinated by the perception of time as we listen to music. Her works are often inspired by politics, history, her own experiences in the world, but her biggest source of inspiration comes from a sense of community, collaboration and unique musical interests and musicianship of the performers she works with.

Lili studied composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, taking lessons from Katy Abbott, Miriama Young, Elliott Gyger, Christine McCombe and Melody Eötvös. Lili’s music has been performed in Europe, North America and around Australia. Her composition Palimpsest was given its American premiere by JACK Quartet in November, 2019. After its world premiere in Hannover the previous year, she was described in the press as a "mordlustigen [Australierin]"—a badge she wears with pride.

Other recent commissions include Electric Revolution for the esteemed Thereminist Thorwald Jørgensen and the Acacia String Quartet, premiered at the Albury Chamber Music Festival in 2019, Black Cat Sonata for guitarist Harold Gretton, premiered at the Melbourne Guitar Festival that same year.

She has worked as a composer for ensembles and musicians as wide-ranging as Plexus Collective, Ziggy and Miles Johnston, Syzygy Ensemble, Melbourne Women's Choir, ELISION Ensemble and Musica Assoluta (Hannover).

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