Srboljub Dinic and Ivan Basic with RTS Symphony Orchestra
Ivan Basic, one of the youngest and most talented pianists of today, and Srboljub Dinic, one of the worlds most recognised conductor will perform at the concert of RTS Symphony orchestra on Saturday Febuary 19th. It will be an evening of Ludwig van Beethovens and Johannes Brahms music, two greats of their epoches. Ivan Basic will perform as a soloist Beethovens famous Piano Concerto No.3, at the premier of which in 1803, the composer was also a soloist. In addition to this piece, Beethovens Coriolan Overture, Op. 62, which was written for the stage set of the tragedy of same name from the Austrian playwright Heinrich Joseph von Collin, will be performed as well. The concert will be rounded off with Brahms last Symphony No.4, which many musicologist consider the greatest symphonic achivement alongside Beethovens symphonies.
The concert will be held in the Great Hall of Kolarac endowment, tickets are on sale at the Kolarаc box office.
Ivan Bašić was born in Belgrade in 1996 and started playing the piano at the age of seven. After graduating with honours from the Belgrade University of Arts, where he studied with Nevena Popović, in 2017 he moved to Zurich, completing his postgraduate studies at the University of Arts in the class of the renowned pianist Konstantin Scherbakov. He has taken part in masterclasses of Jacques Rouvier, Nicholas Hodges, Boris Petrushansky, Steven Bishop-Kovachevich, Ulrich Koella and Igor Lazko.
In February 2020 he was awarded the Kiefer Hablitzel|Göhner Musikpreis, a top acknowledgement for young musicians in Switzerland.
Ivan Bašić is considered one of the leading musicians hailing from Serbia. The Serbian Young musician of the year 2013 (Muzika Klasika magazine) has been a prize winner at international competitions in Rome, Porto, Belgrade, Radovljica and a regular participant at the biggest contest stages around the world (Hamamatsu, Bucharest, Brussels). Concert performances have taken Ivan Bašić across Europe (Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece), North Africa (Egypt) and Asia (Japan) whereas in his native country he has performed at the most prominent festival stages in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis and Sombor. He has been a soloist with the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS) Orchestra, Nis Symphony Orchestra, “Amoroso” Chamber orchestra, the leading ensembles of Serbia, performing with conductors Milena Injac, Vladimir Milić and Bojan Sudjić.
As a chamber musician, Ivan Bašić has collaborated with violinists Jovan Kolundžija, Elena Kawazu, Nemanja Belej, cellists Irena Josifoska, Lisa Hofer, Mateusz Kaminski, baritone Andrejs Krutojs. In the last years, Ivan Bašić has been actively performing in a piano trio with Una Stanić and Irena Josifoska.
Ivan Bašić has been a keen promoter of contemporary Serbian music, having premiered the works of Aleksandar S. Vujić, Predrag Repanić, Igor Jaćimović and many more.
Srba Dinić was born in 1969 in Niš (Serbia), in a family with a rich musical heritage, where he received his first music education. After he graduated from high school in his hometown in 1987, he enrolled at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade to study piano and chamber music.
In 1995 he accepted the invitation from Reiner Altorfer to go to Basel where he worked as Accompanist in theatre between 1995 and 1997. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as Accompanist and Assistant in opera in Bonn.
He returned to Basel in 1999. and assumed the role of Assistant to the then Chief Conductor Julia Jones.
Simultaneously he studied conducting in Bonn, under Professor Wolfgang Ott. He completed his master’s studies under Professor Saša Nikolovski in Skoplje.
He made his debut at the Basel theatre with the opera Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi. Between 2001 and 2004 he worked as the Principal conductor and Assistant to Chief Conductor Miguel Gomez Martinez at the Bern Theatre. In 2004 he became a position of Chief Conductor at the same institution, and he stayed in this role until 2013. From 2007 to 2011 he was also the Artistic Director of this house. He conducted 37 opera premieres in Bern and more than 60 productions, symphonies and gala concerts. The most important among them is most certainly a project by Swiss television channel SF1, which broadcast live performance of the opera La Boheme across the whole of Western Europe. Production and DVD received the most important TV award in Switzerland Golden Rose Award.
In 2013 he assumed the role of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of one of the biggest opera houses in America, Palace of Fine Arts (Teatro de Bellas Artes) in Mexico City, where, until now, he has conducted more than 20 productions and gala concerts.
Srba Dinić is also the Chief Conductor of a renowned chamber orchestra St. George Strings Orchestra from Serbia, and he has worked with them since 2013.
Between 2006 and 2009 he was a Regular Guest Conductor at the Stuttgart State Theatre (Staatstheater Stuttgart) where he conducted operas Madam Butterfly, Tosca and Norma. In 2006 he had a debut at the most important opera festival in Switzerland, in Avenches, with Verdi’s opera Troubadour.
Between 2009 and 2011 he performed at Teatro Massimo in the Italian city Palermo, where he conducted opera premieres Puritani, Aida and La Gioconda. At that time he performed at the prestigious Savonlinna Festival in Finland, where he conducted operas Puritani and Tosca. From 2012 to 2014 he was a Permanent Guest Conductor at Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany, where he conducted opera premieres Onegin, Aida and I Masnadieri. At the same time he was a Guest Conductor at Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb where he conducted opera premieres Jenufa and Tosca, and also Carmen at the National Theatre in Belgrade. In Rovigo he directed operetta The Merry Widow.
He made his debut in Braunschweig in Germany, with premiere of the opera Andrea Chenier. That September, he opened a new season in the same city with two symphony concerts. From the concert season 2017/2018 he is General Music Director.
Throughout most of his career, Dinić collaborated with the greatest opera performers in the world such as Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Aihnoa Arteta, Desiree Rancatore, Agnes Baltza, Silvia dalla Benetta, Ramon Vargas, Carlo Colombara, Hector Sandoval, Salvatore Licitra, Francisco Araiza, Željko Lučić and many others, with whom he performed on numerous tours, gala concerts and opera productions in Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Finland, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and China. His opera repertoire includes more than 60 titles, from Mozart to Stravinsky.
In the field of symphony music, Srba Dinić collaborated with many notable orchestras around the world, such as Müncher Symphoniker, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Braunschweig, Essener Philharmoniker, Württembergische Philharmonie, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Berner Sinfonieorchester, Basel Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra di Verona, Orchestra di Teatro Massimo, Orquesta de Valencia, Beograde philharmonic orchestra, St. George Strings Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orqoesta filarmonica de Ciudad Mexico, Orquesta filarmonica de Universidad autonoma de Mexico, Orquesta de Mineria from Mexico City, Shanghai symphony orchestra, Taipeh symphony orchestra and many others. In 2015 he conducted for the first time at Bolshoi Festival at Mokra gora, where Nemanja Radulović performed as a soloist.
Srba Dinić received an award from the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia for spreading and promoting Serbian culture in the world.