Ivan Božičević , composer, organist, pianist, arranger, jazz musician
Born in Belgrade, Serbia
Studies composition at the Belgrade Faculty of Music (prof. A. Obradović), attends Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt in 1982 and 1984. Continues with organ studies at the Frankfurt Music Academy (prof. Edgar Krapp), specializes in early music at Salamanca University in 1988 and 1990 (prof. Guy Bovet, prof. Montserrat Torrent).
Until 2001 works at the Belgrade Faculty of Music and Academy of Arts in Novi Sad as a teacher of counterpoint, analysis and harmony. Since 2002 works in Split, Croatia, as a free-lance artist and runs the jazz band SplitMinders.
Božičević's opus encompasses three symphonies, orchestral, chamber, choral and soloistic works, as well as numerous electronic compositions. He is interested in a variety of genres (early and baroque, electronic, jazz, world music) and the possibility of “cross-fertilizations“ between those genres, always aiming for the stylistic amalgamation on a deeper level..
His works were performed in Serbia, Croatia, Sweden, Germany, France, Russia, Ireland, Great Britain and the USA. Numerous recordings were made for Serbian national radio and television, Swedish national radio and Croatian national radio and television. Božičević received compisition prizes in Serbia, Croatia, the United Kingdom and USA (ArtsLink Fellowship Award, Garth Newel Prize, Anton Stadler Award, Aliénor Award). He is one of the founding members of the Splithesis ensemble for new music in Split, Croatia.
As organ recitalist, Božičević performed in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Serbia and Croatia. He is active as a jazz musician and appears with Croatian bands SplitMinders, Partet, and Waveform.
Composer sent on March 28th 2012. Last update on April 2nd 2012.