IVAN BOŽIČEVIĆ

composer • organist • pianist • arranger • jazz musician

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  • Sustainable development for 11 instruments was premiered by the ensemble Splithesis and conductor Hari Zlodre before a full house of the Croatian National Theatre in Split on November 21.

  • On the same day, Ivan's Tracing for one harmony and three melody instruments was premiered at the International Review of Composers in Belgrade, Serbia. Performers were Neda Hofman, piano, Monika Lašanc, flute, Mladen Drenić, violin and Srđan Sretenović, cello.

  • The first instalment of the multinational project Invitation to Composers, funded by the European Council, featured Ivan's Marittimo in the version for trumpet, piano and string quintet. The concert was held at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London on July 8, and the piece was performed by Huw Morgan, trumpet, Eralys Fernandez, piano, Ivo Stankov and Lisa Olberg, violins, Ricardo Zwietisch, viola, Sebastian Millet, cello and Michael Cretu, double bass. Later in August, the same performers made a studio recording of Marittimo, which is available here.

  • Following the very successful American premiere of Ivan's Pastir dobri for women's choir and piano (poetry of Erma Sotirova), Walton Music published the score of this piece.