Marko Ivanović

Marko Ivanović attended the Prague Conservatory and subsequently the Academy of Performing Arts, where he studied composition and conducting (Prof. R. Eliška, J. Bělohlávek). As a composer of classical music he has regularly cooperated with leading Czech ensembles (Agon Orchestra, Ansambl Moens, Komorní orchestr Berg and others), and his compositions have been played at a host of concerts and festivals both in the Czech Republic (Contemporary Music Marathon, Young Prague) and abroad (Wien Modern, Europe Young Classic in Berlin, etc.). A number of his compositions have been recorded by Czech, German and Austrian radio stations. His Madman’s Morning Suite (2003) was included in Susanna Niedermayr and Christian Scheib’s Austrian monograph "European Meridians" (Saarbrücken, 2004) about contemporary music of Eastern and Southern Europe. The production of his opera Dívka a smrt (The Maiden and the Death) won the Director’s Award of the festival OPERA 2003. He is the author of numerous scenic, radio and film music compositions. As a conductor, he has collaborated with various Czech and foreign orchestras: the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, Filharmonia Sudecka (Poland), Toyama Academy Orchestra (Japan), etc. In 2003 he became the laureate of the G. Fitelberg International Competition of Young Conductors in Katowice, Poland. He originally collaborated with Prague’s National Theatre on a freelance basis (P. Glass: La Belle et la Bete, M. Nyman: Man and Boy: DADA, B. Britten: Curlew River). In September 2006 he began working there as a conductor and an assistant conductor. He participated o. a. on Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and with the stage director Miloš Forman on the jazz buffopera A Walk Worthwhile. Since 2009 he has been the chief conductor of the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra in Pardubice. Update: May 2011