Jug Marković is a Serbian composer born and raised in Belgrade and educated at Faculty of Music in Belgrade, IRCAM Paris and HMDK Stuttgart.
Jug's extensive work spans across different mediums including acoustic chamber music, orchestral compositions, vocal works, electronic music, installations, theatre and video.
He approaches composing in a deliberately intuitive way and in his music refrains from strict and rigid premeditated concepts. His particular interest lies in exploring stylistic heterogeneity, hybridity of genres and recontextualizing gestures historically charged with specific connotation. Jug is passionate for electronic music (in its various forms) and its immense potential to juggle with genres and expectations. Furthermore, being inclined to vocal music the human voice plays an important role in his body of work.
He also tends to perform as a pianist.
Throughout his career Jug’s music was performed within music festivals in Europe such as ManiFeste, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Biennale Nemo, Time of Music, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, New Music Dublin, Sacrum Profanum Cracow, Music Biennale Zagreb, Sommer in Stuttgart, Mixtur Barcelona, Musiktheatertage Wien etc. He is the winner of ISCM Young Composers Award 2019 for choral piece "Nirvana" and recipient of Stevan Mokranjac Award 2019 (awarded by the Serbian Ministry of Culture). He was also awarded prizes at New Classics Competition of Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Gubaidulina Competition (Kazan) and EnsembleFestival Competition (Leipzig).
Jug’s music was interpreted among others by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Diotima Quartet, TANA Quartet, Latvian Radio Choir, United Instruments of Lucilin, Chamber Choir Ireland, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and RTS Symphony Orchestra. His piece Vokativ (for orchestra) was selected as one of the “Recommended pieces” at the 65thInternational Rostrum for Composers. He was a composer in residence at several renowned institutions such as Cite des Arts in Paris, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and Snape Maltings in UK where he was mentored by Michael Finnissy. Marković’s most recent projects include Nula (for 6 singers) commissioned by Zagreb Biennale and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, as well as “nakraj sela”, an ensemble and electronics piece that was performed by four different ensembles during one month (2K+ Novi Sad, UMZE Budapest, Black Page Orchestra and Barcelona Modern Ensemble). He is currently under several commission most distinguished being the one by IRCAM (for choir, electronics and viola da gamba), which will be premiered in April 2024 by the singers of Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
Jug is also a graduate of archaeology from the University of Belgrade.
He is based in Stuttgart, Germany.