Nicolas Arsenijevic and Ivan Batoš

After studies at the Cergy-Pontoise (with Jean-Yves Fourmeau) and Saint-Maur conservatoires (with Nicolas Prost), young saxophonist Nicolas Arsenijevic, born in 1988, continued to study with Christian Wirth before being admitted unanimously into Claude Delangle’s saxophone class at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris. He has won numerous awards in major competitions including, Concours International de Nantes and Concours Européen de Gap, Nova Gorcia International Competition in Slovenia, Chieri International Competition in Italy, Andorra International Sax Competition Fest, Nochta Competition in Zagreb. In recent years, Arsenijevic has acquired great experience on stage. In 2007 he formed the Oblivion Quintet with whom he has given numerous concerts throughout France (Paris, Laval, Alençon). He has performed as soloist with orchestra on several occasions, notably with the Slovenian String Chamber Orchestra in Ljubljana and with the Chieri Chamber Orchestra in Italy (concertos by Glazunov and Larsson). He has worked under the direction of Philippe Bender, Bruno Mantovani, Fayçal Karoui and Patrick Fournillet. He is also a member of Quatu'or Laloi (founded in 2008) a saxophone quartet which excels in a mix of genres including tango, jazz, classical music, contemporary and music from Central Europe and the Balkans. Nicolas Arsenijevic is involved in contemporary premiers and has worked with many composers. Ivan Batoš (Split, 1979) is the artistic associate and pianist of the Wind Instruments Department of the Zagreb Music Academy. His career has been influenced by all his piano teachers equally: Ivana Oreb, Đuro Tikvica, Lovro Pogorelić and Arbo Valdma. Ivan Batoš’s personal musical profile is now additionally defined through collaborations and performances with chamber music artists such as Lidija Ljubičić, Gordan Tudor, Bruno Philipp, and by helping numerous students in their development and musical formation.

Nicolas Arsenijevic, saxophone
Ivan Batoš, piano
  • Jul 10 2018

    Nicolas Arsenijevic and Ivan Batoš


    Orlando Bass (1994): Veränderungen I (premiere performance)  
    Florent Caron-Darras (1986): Projectio (premiere performance)
    Riccardo Nillni (1960): Hush (premiere performance)
    Jean-Baptiste Doulcet (1992): Nocturne (premiere performance)  

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