Bartók World Competition

Veljko Nenadić


1 Aug 1998


Two Movements – Impromptu and Prepetuum mobile for Violin and Piano

"The piece was written in early 2022. The work consists of two opposite movements; the first is soft, calm, ambient, with rich harmonies and music flow which emphasizes color, light and shadow. As the piece unfolds, it grows in complexity and dynamics, and in the second movement the music becomes fast, lucid, energetic, restless, rhythmically and technically extremely challenging. Both movements represent my communication with the music of 20th century composers, whose work I deeply respect and love, and to whom I wanted to pay musical tribute. Some of them involve Ravel, Debussy, Bartók, Prokofiev, Messiaen, Takemitsu, Ligeti..."


Veljko Nenadić is one of the most awarded and most performed Serbian composers of the younger generation.  He has won numerous competitions (more than 40), and one of his most significant achievements so far is the first prize for his piece Three Haiku at the „6th International Competition of Choral Composition Ennio Morricone”, where the jury was chaired by one of the greatest film composers of all time, Ennio Morricone himself. Also, Veljko was awarded at the Jeunesses Musicales International’s 75 Years Call for Composers, as well as the "Czech Radio Competition for New Organ Music", "Competition for Young Organ Music Composers, New Classics - Organ Taurida“, „Golden Key Piano Composition Competition“, „Slavic Music Festival“, „Fidelio Musica“, etc. His music has been recorded, awarded, and performed with great success in Serbia and countries such as the USA, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Russia, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Algeria, etc. His piece Towards the Horizon (2019) was selected to represent Serbia at the 68th International Rostrum of Composers. Veljko studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Isidora Žebeljan and Draško Adžić, and since 2021, he has been studying the organ with Maja Smiljanić-Radić.