Skenderovic, Berislav

Date created: 21.08.2014.
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Berislav Skenderovic, (born in Zagreb ,Croatia ) is  founder and present  Music Director & Chief-Conductor of  Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra ( established  in 2001 ). Recently he was also Artistic director of  National Opera SNP in Novi Sad.He started his international carrier  as ballet conductor at  Bayerische Staats Opera  in Munich ( 1979 ).In 1981 he was appointed as residence Conductor  at the Opera of  Croatian National Theatre (HNK) in Split.From 1986 he was Chief-Conductor  of  Sarajevo Radio Television Symphony Orchestra  and Guest Conductor of Dubrovnik Festival Orchestra.From 1992 he was appointed as Chief conductor  of Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO)  in Cape Town.

He studied piano and conducting at the Belgrade Music Academy  and at Hochschule fur Musik ( Music Academy ) in Munich under Professor M. Hermann. He was also studied  with  great  professors  and conductors  Wolfgang  Sawalisch  at Bayerische Staatsopera -Studio  and    Sergiu Celibidache at Munich Philharmonic.

Maestro Skenderovic has  conducted with  prestigious orchestras in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Greece,  Italy,  Portugal,  Lithuania,  Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria,  Czech, Azerbaijan, Mexico,  Canada,  Chile,  Brazil,  Korea ,  America,  Israel …

He was guest conductor  on concerts with such  orchestras as  Polish Radio Orchestra,  Cape Town Symphony Orchestra,  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Dubrovnik Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Orquesta Filarmonica  de la UNAM Mexico, Orquesta Sinfonica de la UANL,  Orchestra Metropolitana  Lisbon, Pilsner State Philharmonic orchestra, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic orchestra, Toronto Sinfonia, Odessa  Philharmonic orchestra  including successful  debut  in New York in Carnegie Hall. with New England Symphony Orchestra.During his fruitful career Berislav Skenderovic has collaborating with many  international acclaimed artists, such as: Grigory Zhislin, Igor Politkovsky, Maria Kliegel, Ljiljana Molnar Talajic, Ciprian Katsaris,  Dubravka Tomsic, Ksenija Jankovic, Stefan Milenkovic, Sreten Krstic,  Nemanja Radulovic,   Aleksandar Madzar, Jasminka Stancul, Roman Simovic, Chiristoph Berner, François Salque,  Aniello Deasiderio, Lana Kos…

He participated at many  international festivals, such as:  Biennale Zagreb,    Dubrovnik Summer Festival,  Split Summer Festival , Grahams Music Festival,  Lithuanian  Summer Festival, NOMUS  . He  made also recordings for many Radio and TV, recording also several  CD.

Maestro Berislav Skenderovic  has won critical and public praise for his interpretations of Russian masters as Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and of the great German repertoire as Beethoven, Strauss, Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner. He has  conducted  almost all of the major orchestral  works  from  classical  to contemporary  music as well  as  all major  operas   including: Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, Aida, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Un ballo di mascera, Tosca, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Don Giovanni. and major Classical and XX Century  ballet including  all Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev ballet.