Jug Marković approaches music in a deliberately intuitive way. In his compositions he tends to refrain from strict and rigid premeditated concepts and formal systems and has no extra-musical intentions to his work. He is particularly interested in high energy music, intense sound worlds and dense textures as well as eclecticism in stylistical approach and recontextualizing (playing with) historically charged references and gestures.
Marković was born in Belgrade where he was based until last year. At the moment he lives in Paris where he is taking part at Ircam Cursus. Jug’s music was performed within music festivals in Europe such as ManiFeste, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Time of Music, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, New Music Dublin. He is the winner of ISCM Young Composers Award 2019 for choral piece "Nirvana" and recipient of Stevan Mokranjac Award 2019. He was also awarded prizes at New Classics Competition of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Gubaidulina Competition and EnsembleFestival Competition. His music was performed among others by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Diotima Quartet, Latvian Radio Choir, Chamber Choir Ireland, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and RTS Symphony Orchestra. His piece Vokativ (for orchestra) was selected by the International Music Council as one of the “Recommended pieces” at the 65th International Rostrum for Composers. He is currently under commission of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. Jug was a composer in residence at Gulbenkian Foundation (PT) as well as Snape Maltings (UK) where he was mentored by Michael Finnissy. He holds MA degree in composition from University of Arts in Belgrade and is also a graduate of archaeology.