February 15, 2024
Les Amis Concerts has commissioned me once again for an international project. This time, I will be writing a piano piece to be performed by Dr. Erica Crino at Days of New Music in Chisinau, Moldova, in October 2024.
February 09, 2024
I defended my DMA thesis piece titled Obsession. This orchestra piece aims to communicate the emotional and psychological experiences associated with obsessive behaviours and personal growth through its symbolic and structural elements.
September 15, 2023
The recital took place in Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, at the University of Toronto. I presented an hour of my music composed between 2019 and 2023. It was a delightful experience rehearsing with the performers and having my family and friends attend the recital. Truly a treat for the soul.
I’m excited to announce a commission by Les Amis Concerts & Turning Point Ensemble. The piece is to be for a small chamber group and electronics, which will be premiered at Guarnerius Cultural Institution in Belgrade, Serbia on May 18, 2023. Turning Point Ensemble of Vancouver is scheduled to tour Croatia, Serbia, and Spain in May 2023. I am thrilled to be part of the tour and to meet musicians from Belgrade, Zagreb, and Vancouver. I also wish to extend my gratitude to Michael Pepa for this opportunity.
I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for this project.
Boriša’s interests in music are diverse and wide. His approaches to composition are born through intuition and subconscious reflections of thorough listening experiences. Classical, New, World, Folk, Dance, Popular, Electronic, Spiritual music are wonderful reservoirs from where, with a touch of his personal voice, he pulls ideas and inspiration. His pieces have been performed in Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Germany, Serbia, Spain, Montenegro and Egypt. He has also composed music for dance, theatre and film.
Boriša's compositions won the Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition Award and the Groundswell Emerging Composer Competition Award.
Boriša completed his undergraduate studies and obtained a Master's degree in composition from The University of Manitoba, studying with Michael Matthews and Gordon Fitzell. He also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Norbert Palej.
2024 Obsession (orchestra) 2023 Flashbacks Of A Balkan Soul (chamber) 2023 Doubt Or Blindly Follow (marimba & acousmatic sound) 2023 My Finest Hour On Sundays (piano & acousmatic sound) 2022 Organic Soup (piano trio) 2021 Let Go (mixed choir)