Azra Ramić, former principal clarinetist of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006-2017), completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in performance at the Music Academy of Sarajevo with clarinetist Vedran Tuce, after which she worked as a Teaching Assistant there whilst continuing her studies at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (Switzerland) with clarinetist Ernesto Molinari, where upon she received her master’s degree in music performance for clarinet (2013) and bass clarinet (2015).
As a soloist and chamber musician, Azra has worked with eminent conductors/composers, such as Francois-Xavier Roth, Jürg Wyttenbach, Michail Jurowski, Peter Rundel, Emilio Pomarico, Heinz Holliger, Richard Barrett, Hanan Hadzajlic, Aliser Sijaric, Ondrej Adamek and others. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has collaborated with musicians such as Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sarah Maria Sun and Hamid Drake.
She has had a number of world premiered pieces, is an avid performer of improvised music and musical theater and shows great interest in musical research – she obtained a master’s degree in research on the Arts at the University Bern and is currently working towards her PhD.
She is a member of the ensembles for contemporary music SONEMUS (Sarajevo), Delirium-Edition: organisation for tomorrow’s art (Warsaw), Ensemble Lemniscate (Basel) Ensemble of the INSAM Institute for Contemporary Artistic Music (Sarajevo) and Ensemble Bayona (resident ensemble of Auditorio de Zaragoza) and performs regularly with Ensemble Collegium Novum Zürich, Ensemble Contrechamps, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain. She is the executive director of the festival for contemporary music Sonemus Fest in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.