IVAN BATOŠ

Ivan Batoš was born in Split in 1979. He completed his elementary musical education in Split (class of Ivana Oreb). He graduated piano at Academy of Music in Zagreb in 2002 in class of professor Đuro Tikvica (student of Tatyana Nikolayeva at Tschaikovsky Conservatorium, Moscow). He has been completing his post graduate study in class of Lovro Pogorelić. He attended master classes with famous teachers and piano players such as Anatolij Katz, Viktor Merzhanov (EPTA Piano School, Dubrovnik), David Lively (Internationale Sommerakademie Prag-Wien-Budapest 2001), Arbo Valdma (Koln, Hochschule fur Musik) and Czeslaw Stanczyk (Warsaw Piano Workshop 2003). He recieved first prizes at state competitions in 1993, 1995 and 1997, and in 2003 he was awarded The Best Artistic Assistant at «Darko Lukić» Competition of young artists in Zagreb. He recieved The Annual Award of Association of Zagreb University Professors for Arts (2002/2003), and «Judita» award for best performance at 52 Split Summer Festival in 2006 (duo with saxophone). He has had solo and chamber concert experience throughout Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, Spain and Slovenia. He performed as a soloist with Orchestra of Academy of Music in Zagreb and recorded for radio and television. He founded the chamber trio GIG. After graduation he worked as a junior researcher at The Art Academy in Split and in September 2003 he became a Artistic Assistant- Piano Accompanist at Department of Winds of the Academy of Music in Zagreb.