"haunting chords… upbeat, syncopated rhythm… sorrow and exhilaration… full and quality sound… a sonic experience"

Erin E. McGuff, Woman Around Town


2001 - present

ASCAP Standard Award, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers


The O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Inc. Grant - Collaboration with Janis Brenner & Dancers


New Music USA, 2016 Live Music for Dance - Collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance


The O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Inc. Grant - Collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance


USArtists International


GENERATE:The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise


Faculty Development Grant from Pratt Institute, NYC


New New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) 2013 Artists' Fellowship in the category of Music/Sound


New Music USA, 2013 Live Music for Dance - Collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance


First Prize, International Chamber Music Festival, Sarajevo


Black Reel Award Nomination, Best Independent Feature - Soundtrack


Buddy Baker Film Scoring Scholarship, ASCAP/New York University


Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, Harvard University


Boston Arts Academy with Boston Foundation


Massachusetts Cultural Council

1999, 1998

American Composers Forum


New England Foundation for the Arts


Boston Cultural Council

1993, 1992

The Soros Foundation Award


Latest News

Once You are Not a Stranger, my collaboration with Janis Brenner & Dancers and visual artist Eva Petric, premiered Feb 10, 2017 at the National Theater Sarajevo as part of XXXIII Sarajevo Winter Festival - The Silk Road Art. The work received the 2016 O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Inc. grant, and will premiere in NYC June 1-3 2017 at the Gibney's Agnes Varis Dance Center!

After a successful stint in Berlin, my piece for bassoon and electronic sound Hard Rain, Johnny received its American premiere on March 12 2017 at the Composers Concordance's 6th annual festival New York // New Music. It continued on to premiere at the Odessa Festival of Modern Art - Two Days and Two Nights of New Music on April 22 held at the Concert Hall of the Odessa Philharmonic Society.

On Jan 26 2017, the fantastic ETHEL string quartet premiered my piece for string quartet, bass guitar and tape at (le) Poisson Rouge in NYC as part of the Composers Concordance's 'RoundTable' concert.

"The action grows more urgent, even frantic, impelled by Svjetlana Bukvich's dramatic, special-effects score." Read the review for Traces, my collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance in NJArtsNet!

The Ask a New Yorker interview where I talk about scoring for dance and my collaboration with choreographer Carolyn Dorfman. Thank you, Denise Marsa!

Listen to Clocktower Radio's Svjetlana Bukvich, Beyond Evolution! Featured in Impossible Music, the show is an hour long conversation about my music, with excerpts from recent work.

Traces, my commission from Carolyn Dorfman Dance, received grants from O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Inc. and New Music USA, 2016 Live Music for Dance.

"Interior Designs... exhibits a dazzling ingenuity" - read the review about my collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance here!

"richly colorful dreamscapes... highly stylized form vs. improvisatory freedom... " - read the review for Stairs, my collaboration with Jeanette Stoner and Dancers here!

Read my music and art column in Modern Diplomacy International! The latest article is about violinist Tim Fain and Composers Concordance.

Watch my live TV Voice of America (VOA) Interview - Thank you to Inda Swanke and Glas Amerike Studio Washington!

I'm featured in the book "In Her Own Words - Conversations with Composers in the United States" along with Meredith Monk, Pamela Z, Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon, Chen Yi, Joan Tower, and Pauline Oliveros. "...an exquisite picture of the power and beauty of human creativity."

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