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Miss Ana Zorana Brajović was born in Belgrade, November 4, 1975.
At the International Youth Music Competition (Concorso Interna-zionale di Musica per i Giovani), held at Stresa, Italy, in 1991, she was awarded the third prize for the piano category.
In 1992, at the 1st International and the 25th Republic Compe-tition of Young Musicians ''Petar Konjović'', she was awarded the third prize, and at the Competition of Chamber Ensambles - first prize.
During her secondary music school education she was studying piano with Professor Leonid Brumberg in Vienna.
In 1992 she enrolled at the University School of Music Arts in Belgrade, where she has beeh studying the piano in the class of Prof. Mirjana Šuica-Babić, and conducting in the class of Prof. Jovan Šajnović.

She held her first solo recital at the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences & Arts in Belgrade (December 2, 1993).
On the occasion of the 6th Annual Congress of EPTA SERBIA, she again took part in the closing concert, held at the ''Mokranjac'' School of Music, Belgrade (October 1, 1994).
Since October 1, 1994, she has been engaged by the Opera of the National Theater of Belgrade, in the capacity of an assistant conductor.
At the ''Ilija Kolarac'' Foundation, Belgrade, on March 30, 1995, she held a concert accompanied by the Simphony Orchestra of RTS (Radio Television of Serbia),she played and conducted Mozart's piano concerto in c-minor kv449,Tchaikovsky's overture-fantasie Romeo and Juliette, and Carmen suite for flute and orchestra.
She has received exceptionally high appraisals and reviews from a great number of professional critics, published in Belgrade daily newspapers and weekly magazines. Thus a renowned music critic, Prof. Slobodan Turlakov, has recorded, among other things (inter alta):  »Ana Zorana Brajović is not only a hope, she is also a reality. We are not impressed by her tender age but by her talent and musical superiority«. (TV Revija, May 18, 1995).
At the National Theater of Belgrade, on June 25, 1995, at the concert ''Scenes from Operas'', performed by the students of the choir & orchestra ''operatic studies of the Opera House of the National Theater, she - for the first time - conducted the Mozart's ''Magic Flute'' scene med-dley, also with very remarkable success, as recorded by the critics.
On October 20, 1995, miss Ana Zorana Brajović was awarded the highest Belgrade award for achievements in music art – The October Award.
During the Opera of National Theater's seasons 1995/96, 1996/ 97. and 1997/98, she conducted regular performances of the ''Magic Flute''. In the season 1996/97. she also conducted regular performances of the Verdi‘s ''Anna Bolena''.
In the academic year 1998/99, she completed her postgraduating studies. As her final exam she conducted Verdi‘s ''La Traviata'' (March 24, 1999) in the National Theater, was awarded the top grade – 10, and recieved her Master of Arts degree.
In March 2002 Miss Brajovic attended the music festival held on the island of Corfu, Greece, as a guest conductor preforming Rossini's La Cenerentola.
She has received the Fulbright grant scholarship for the academic year 2003/4, studying with Gustav Meier at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.
She was a participant of the Kennedy Center's ''Millenium Stage'' – An Evening of Cultural Performances (Concert) - for the Fulbright Scho-lar Program of the U.S. Department of State,  March 25, 2004.
She is the winner for the best accompanying performance at the Boris Hristov competition in Sofia, Bulgaria (2000) and the national competition in Athens, Greece (April 21, 2004).
She was also participating at the International Conducting Work-shop of the Mozart-Beethoven Festival, June 14 – 23, 2004, in Sofia, Bul-garia.
In the current opera season of the National Theater of Belgrade, she is  regularly conducting performances of the Rossini‘s ''La Cenerento-la'' and Verdi's ''La Traviata'' and  ''Rigoletto'' and Mozart's ''Magic Flute''.

Since September 2014 she is Manager of opera, in the National Theatre in Belgrade.
She is a full conductor of classic symphonic literature as well as the following operas, currently played within the repertoire of the Opera  House - National Theater of Belgrade:
• W. A. Mozart, ''The Magic Flute'', ''La Nozze di Figaro''
• G. Verdi, ''La Traviata'', ''Nabucco'', ''Otello'', ''Atilla'', ''Rigoletto'', ''Aida'', ''Don Carlo'' ,«Falstaff«,«Un ballo in maschera«
• G. Puccini, ''La Boheme'', ''Madame Butterfly'', ''Tosca''
• G.Rossini, ''Il Barbiere di Siviglia'', ''La Cenerentola''
• R. Word, ''The Crucible''
• G. Bizet, ''Carmen''
• P.I Tschaikowsky, ''Eugeniy Onegin''
• G. Donizetti, ''Anna Bolena'', ''Lucia di Lammermoor'', ''Maria Stuarda''

Miss Ana Zorana Brajović speaks English and German fluently.