Boosey & Hawkes Signs Composer Ana Sokolovic

By David Salazar

Boosey & Hawkes has announced that it has signed Serbian-Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic to its roster.

Sokolovic immigrated to Canada in the 1990s and engaged in collaborations with Queen of Puddings Music theatre, which commissioned her first operas. She also worked alongside the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec.

Among her most renowned works are her four operas, which have appeared in Montreal, San Francisco, Luxembourg, and Hannover, among other major cities. Her first opera, “The Midnight Court,” appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, while her “Svadba” was showcased by Opera Philadelphia, San Francisco Opera, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

Her other operas include “Love Songs” and “Dawn Again Begins in the Bones.”

She is working on a new opera, “The Old Fools,” for the Canadian Opera Company with a world premiere scheduled for 2022. She will also be the composer-in-residence for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

“I’m thrilled to become a part of the Boosey & Hawkes family. First of all, having help with promotion, editing, and other kinds of support is fantastic and will allow me to compose much more. But on the top of everything, being surrounded by other amazing composers who were my idols—and who are still my idols—is like a dream,” Sokolovic noted in a press release.