Death of a Finnish composer, 54

Death of a Finnish composer, 54


norman lebrecht

May 17, 2017

Jovanka Trbojevic, a Finnish composer of Serbian origin, has died after a protracted illness.

Raised in Belgrade, she began her studies in Prague and moved on to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

She received several orchestral commissions and won the 2008 Prix Italia for a large radiophonic work, CreationGame. She was lately engaged in writing an opera for Helsinki Chamber Choir.


  • Borg says:

    She was so beautiful and talented

  • John Borstlap says:

    What a terrible story. The grim reaper spares nobody, neither has he any respect for young age.