Belma Bešlić-Gál

Born 1978 in Tuzla (BiH). Austrian composer, artist and pianist of Slovenian/Bosnian descent, living in Vienna. First music studies (piano) with Planinka Jurisic-Atic in Tuzla. Piano studies at the Liszt School of Music Weimar (1996-2001, a. o. with Gerlinde Otto and Lazar Berman). Studies of composition and music theory at the University of Arts in Graz (a. o. with Bernhard Lang, and Klaus Lang). Master classes in Darmstadt and Munich (Brian Ferneyhough, Rebecca Saunders, Raphael Cendo, German Toro Perez, Wolfgang Rihm). Co-Curator of the shut up and listen!-Festival in Vienna. The fundament of her artistic reflection is time. Further issues include cultural challenges of postwar/transitional societies, nihilism, futurism and manipulations of temporal perception in (intermedia) music constellations. Recipient of various awards, scholarships and grants.