Ivan Bašić

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Nationality Serbia

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Ivan Bašić is a prizewinner of international competitions, sought-after soloist, passionate chamber musician, and – a storyteller. Pristine sound, captivating phrasing and energy make his performances praised by audiences from Portugal to Japan, while the current season sees Ivan make his debut at the Menuhin Gstaad Festival, embark on a Swiss tour of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, and return to his beloved Belgrade for a heartfelt performance of Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto.

Ivan Bašić is a prizewinner of the recent editions of Premio de Piano Jaén (2023), Rina Sala Gallo competition in Monza (2022) and the Concorso Internazionale Pianistico Roma (2021), winning a string of special prizes at each. His achievements have also been recognized with special acknowledgments: the prize of the "Cuomo" Foundation, the prestigious Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, as one of Switzerland's leading young musicians, and the Award for the Serbian Young Musician of the Year, winning this recognition twice (2014 and 2022).

Ivan was born in Belgrade in 1996 and discovered classical music at the age of 5 when he urged his parents to take him to a music school. He got his first piano at the age of seven and has dreamed of becoming a pianist ever since. After completing his studies with prominent pedagogue Nevena Popović in Belgrade, he moved to Zurich in 2017 to learn the art of playing with world-renowned pianist Konstantin Scherbakov. Ivan has further shaped his artistic views by attending masterclasses with Boris Petrushansky, Jacques Rouvier and Stephen Bishop-Kovachevich.