Ivana Medić


Researcher, lecturer, broadcaster, multi-instrumentalist, specialising in contemporary music. Senior Research Associate with the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Guest Lecturer at the School of Computing in Belgrade; Visiting Research Fellow with the Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, and a convener of the REEM Study group for Russian and East European Music with the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES).

She graduated and obtained an MPhil Musicology from the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, funded by the Serbian Ministry of Science. Having started her teaching career at the Department for Music Theory at the Belgrade Faculty of Music in 1999, she went on to work in the media and prior to moving to the UK she held the position of a Music Editor and Coordinator of the International Exchange with the European Broadcasting Union at Radio Belgrade 3, Serbian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2010 she completed her Ph. D., supervised by Prof. David Fanning, focused on Alfred Schnittke’s symphonies nos. 1–3 in the context of late Soviet music. Whilst in the UK, she also worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.

Ivana Medić has written five books and over 70 articles, edited five collections of essays, and participated in numerous conferences. She won the 2019 Award Stana Đurić-Klajn for the best musicological monograph in Serbia. From 2017 to 2019 she served as Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Musicology — Journal of the Institute of Musicology SASA. She has guest-edited journals Arts and Književna istorija (Literary History). Her research interests include Russian and Soviet music after World War II, contemporary Serbian and Balkan music, avant-garde, Stockhausen, Schnittke, Prokofiev, piano music and popular music.