DEJAN SAVIC (1957), the outstanding Yugoslav 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 Berislav Klobucar.
Artistic Director of the oldest Jewish choral society "The Baruh Brothers", founded in 1879, he also conducted a number of prominent Yugoslav mixed, male and female choral groups, winning the international prizes at the different contests (Gorizia and Pescara, Italy) and touring with them USSR, Spain, Austria, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ireland, Greece, making also recordings both for Radio and TV.
During the period of 3 years (1989-93) D. Savic was the Artistic Director and Chief conductor of the Nis Symphony Orchestra, where he made a large number of outstanding concert evenings, tours (Skopje, Beograd) and recordings with world known artists such as Ludmil Angelov, piano, Ksenija Jankovic, cello, Mihai Ungureanu, piano, Radmila Bakocevic, soprano, Jovan Kolundzija ,Sreten Krstic and Stefan Milenkovic, violin etc. Since 1993 he is the Principal Conductor of the Belgrade Opera and Ballet Company, where some of the most famous vocal artists performed with him, i.e. Elena Obrastzova, Makvala Kasrashvili, Jadranka Jovanovic, Fabio Armiliato a.o. His guest - appearances in Yugoslav opera houses include The Opera and Ballet of the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad as well as the renewal of the operatic scene in Nis in 1996, after almost 30 years.
Conducting all major Yugoslav symphony orchestras Mr Savic also toured Greece (State Symphony Orchestras of Athens and Thessalonika, the ERT Symphony Orchestra and Mixed Choir), Bulgaria (the Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra, also concert within the Athens-Belgrade-Sofia concert serie and the Burgas Philharmonic Orchestra), Romania (Philharmonic orchestras and Choirs of Craiova and Iasi), Russia (the Tomsk State Symphony Orchestra), USA (the Bloomingdale Symphony Orchestra of New York), appearing with him the soloists such as Anatolij Krstev, cello, Kjell Baekkelund, piano, Eliso Virsaladze, piano, a.o.
D. Savic was appointed Guest Conductor to the ERT Symphony Orchestra in Athens being the only Yugoslav conductor appearing in its largest concert hall "Megaron musicis".
Mr. Savic is a present Artistic director of the famous "Pro Musica" chamber ensemble, the oldest one in Yugoslavia, with whom he also made a vaste number of recordings, tours and concert appearings. In 1994, the concert season of this ensemble brought to Beograd for the soloists such artists as Alirio Diaz, guitar, Stojka Milanova, violin, Vladimir Krainev, piano, and Christina Anghelescu, violin.
In National D.G.O.S. Opera in Dublin, Ireland, in 1995 D. Savic conducted 5 performances of "Il Trovatore" by Verdi,unanimously estimated by the critics as the best performances in the last few years.
The 1996 summer tour in Italy with the Rousse Philharmonia, Bulgaria, included two successful appearances on Festivals in Sta Margherita Ligure and Reggio Emilia, with the soloists Jasna Maksimovic and Luigi Alberto Bianchi, violin.
In National Opera of Greece, Athens, Mr. Savic conducted seasons opening and 4 performances of "Barbiere di Sevilla" by Rossini, during May 1997. Those performances, highest ranked by the audience and music experts, were considered the best in the season
D. Savic made recordings for Radio and TV in many countries as well as several CDís for the PGP production of RTV Belgrade.
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.