Aleksandar Tasić

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Aleksandar Tasić, one of the most prominent clarinetists of his generation, has graduated and postgraduated studies of clarinet at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia.

He mastered his skills at the master classes directed by famous clarinetists such as Ricardo Morales, Michel Arrignon and Jim Ognibene (bass clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera of New York).

He won first prizes in the competition of Yugoslav pupils and students of music, and in the competition of Jeuness Musicale ’Laureats of Orpheus’ in 1998.

The University in Novi Sad awarded him with the ‘Exceptional Award’ for his artistic activities.

He performed as a soloist with Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Art Ensemble Stanislav Binički, Belgrade String Orchestra Dušan Skovran, Novi Sad Chamber Orchestra, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, Isidora Žebeljan Orchestra, String Orchestra Camerata Panonnica, Montenegro Symphony Orchestra and had concerts in his home country and around Europe.

He performed at some of the most important festivals in Serbia and abroad, such as NOMUS, BEMUS, NIMUS, International Tribune of Composers, Les Classiques de Villars (Switzerland), Verbier Festival & Academy (Switzerland), Y4Y – Bangkok (Thailand), Schloss Elmau (Germany), Kotor-Art (Montenegro), Ljubljana Festival (Slovenia), Granada Music Festival (Spain), Mostar Spring Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Siena Summer Session for Music (Italy), Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria), A-Tempo (Montenegro) Ohrid Summer Festival (Macedonija).

In the period between 2000 and 2006, Aleksandar performed as a clarinetist with Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland) in numerous famous concert halls with world known conductors such as James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Wolfgang Sawalisch, Valery Gergiev, Claudio Vandelli and many others.

From 2006 onwards, he is a solo clarinetist of Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, led by maestro Gabor Takacs-Nagy.

He has been the coach for clarinet and woodwinds of Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra since was launched in 2013 and this orchestra evolved into one of the most intensive artist training programmes available to young musicians today.

He made recordings for TV and radio stations both in the country and abroad (RTS, BBC, ART TV, RAI, Netherlands Radio 4, Mezzo and Medici TV).

He serves as a Professor of Chamber Music at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, and Associate Professor for Clarinet at FILUM, University of Kragujevac, both in Serbia.

He has been playing with a guitarist Zoran Krajišnik in a chamber duo since 2007 and recorded a CD call “Ben Ritmato et Deciso”, with music for clarinet and guitar.