Nana Forte (*1981) graduated (2005) in composition from the Music Academy in Ljubljana under prof. Marko Mihevc. She continued her postgraduate studies at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden under Prof. Lothar Voigtländer from 2005 – 2007 and in Berlin at Universität der Künste under Prof. Walter Zimmermann (2007-2009). Her list of works includes compositions for solo instruments, chamber music, orchestral music and several pieces for choir. Nana Forte is one of the few young slovenian composers, which are devoting a lot of attention to compose new works for choir. While studying she worked with many slovenian choirs and conductors and was awarded number of prizes for her work in choral composition.
Her compositions are being performed in concerts and festivals all over the Europe (Young Euro Classic (DE), Weimarer Frühjahrstage (DE), Music Bienale Zagreb (CRO), Festival Bemus (SRB), Klara Festival (BE), Festival Emilia Romagna (I), Festival Semanas de Musica do Estoril (PT), Festival LES VOIXS DU PRIEURE (FR), Bienale of Contemporary Music Koper (SI), Ljubljana Festival (SI), Festival Slowind (SI).…) and have been broadcasted by various european classical radio stations. Some of her pieces were published and recorded.
In year 2007 she was chosen to represent the Republic of Slovenia in the project "European Ensemble Academy", organized by the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) on the occasion of the German presidency of the European Union. Her piece "Chiming" ("Pritrkavanje"), composed for a chamber ensemble specially for this event, has been performed in Dortmund, Bremen, Ljubljana, Rome and Brussels.
In August 2007 her orchestral composition “Genesis” was performed at the festival of “Young Euro Classic” in Berlin with the Music Academy Orchestra Ljubljana with conductor George Pehlivanian and soloists Jože Kotar (Cl.) and Borut Zagoranski (Acc.). In the same year she also presented her piece for choir »Libera me« at the »Music Biennale Zagreb« in Croatia.
Her piece “Libera me“ for two mixed choirs was obligatory piece at the finals of the 5th International Competition for Young Choral Conductors Europa Cantat in Ljubljana in 2009 and was performed by many Slovenian and European Choirs (Norwegian Youth Choir in July 2010 with the conductor Ragnar Rassmusen).
Her recent notable project was MusmA 2011 (Music Masters on Air), a cooperation of 10 festivals in partnership with their 10 radio stations, where she was representing Slovenia. For this occasion she was commissioned a new piece for piano solo. The composition „A broken car“ was succesfully performed in six European music festivals in Belgium, Italy, Serbia, Portugal, Hungary and Slovenia.
In season 2013/14 she has been invited as a composer in residence by Solistenensemble PHØNIX16.