DEJAN SAVIC (1957), the outstanding Serbian conductor, is born in Belgrade in the family of musicians. He graduated conducting with distinction at the Academy of Music in Belgrade and received his Masters Degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. On a specialization cours, Mr Savic was working with Mo Berislav Klobucar.
In the period 1985.–2000. Mr Savic was appointed Artistic Director of the oldest Serbo Jewish Choral Society "The Baruh Brothers", founded in 1879. Since 1993.-95. he was a present Artistic director of the famous "Pro Musica" chamber ensemble, During the period 1989.-93. Mr Savic was the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Nis Symphony Orchestra and since 1993 he is the Principal Conductor of the Belgrade Opera and Ballet Company.
From 2001.–2004. Mr Savic is appearing as the General Manager of the Beograd Opera and Ballet Company. In 2005. he has been appointed the Superintendant of the National Theater Beograd, being the first musician on the head of this prestigious national institute of culture in its 140 years long history, then in 2007. he took the position of the Opera General Manager.
Mr Savic was appointed Guest Conductor to the ERT Symphony Orchestra and Choir in Athens, Greece, for four seasons.
Among the famous instrumentalists with which Mr Savic performed are the names such as pianists Ludmil Angelov, Mihai Ungureanu, Kjell Baekkelund, Vladimir Krainev, Eliso Virsaladze, Dana Borsan, violinists Stojka Milanova, Christina Anghelescu, Luigi Alberto Bianchi, cellists Ksenija Jankovic, Anatolij Krstev, guitarist Alirio Diaz, harpist Anna Verholantseva a.o.
Some of the great vocal artists who appeared with Mr Savic are sopranos Makvala Kasrashvili ,Dimitra Theodossiou, Catleen McCalla, Olivera Miljakovic, Valeria Esposito, Martha Arapi, Tatyana Zakharchouk, Vassiliki Papantoniou, Elleni Kelessidi, Cheryl Studer, Galina Badikovskaya, Roxana Briban, Melba Ramos, Morenika Fadayoumi, Nelly Miricioiu, Paola Romano, Zvetelina Vassileva, mezzosopranos Elena Obrastzova, Agnes Baltsa, Bruna Baglioni, Marie – Ange Todorovich, Leandra Overmann, Ingeboerg Kosmo, Milena Kitic, Delphine Galou, Nelly Boshkowa, tenors Fabio Armiliato, Henrik Engelsviken, , Bruce Fowler, Carlo Baricelli, Andrei Dunaev, Mark Baker, Efe Kisleli, baritones Mauro Agostini, Zeljko Lucic, Mark Rucker, Giuseppe Altomare, Vladimir Chernow, Vladimir Petrov, Yuri Nechayev, Vladimir Gerello, basses Franz Joseph Kapellmannn, Fedor Kuznetsov a.o.
Mr Savic took part in the various productions with Stage Directors such as Marco Arturo Marelli, Inge Levant, Spyros Evangelatos, Karel Drgac a.o. Some of the music and artistsc personalities with which Mr Savic cooperated are Mikis Theodorakis, Costas Paschalis, Vladimir Vasilev, Jiri Menzel, Bonaldo Giaiotti, Maria Slatinaru – Nistor, Corneliu Murgu and other.
Conducting on the prestigeous Festivals, appearing with some of the most prominent Symphony Orchestras and Choirs, as well as with the Opera and Ballet Companies, Mr Savic performed in Italy, Spain, Austria, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ireland, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, USA, Germany, Ireland, Norway, France, Austria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and elsewhere.
Mr Savic made recordings for Radio and TV in many countries as well as several CD’s for the PGP production of RTV Belgrade, Romanian National Radiodifusion, Bulgarian National RTV, Greek National RTV a.o. For his artistic achievments he has received a number of recognitions and awards.
Mr Savic is fluently speaking english, french, italian, german and russian language.
Web site: http://www.dejansavic.com
Main Conductor - Chief Conductor
Productions in current Repertoire of the National Theatre:
• L'elisir D'amore
• Il Trovatore
• Eugene Onegin
• In hoc signo
• Der fliegende Holländer
• The Force of Destiny