Košavić, Leon | baritone

Date created: 22.05.2015.
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Leon Kosavic (1991) began his vocal education at the age of twelve learning under the guidance of Tonci Petkovic and continued with his studies at The Academy of Music in Zagreb with Giorgio Surian with whom he studies today.

In 2011 he was awarded first prize at a Croatian national competition for students, he made his debut as Moralés in a production of The Academy of Music, and his professional debut at The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb as Papageno where he later performed as Moralés.

In 2012 Leon Kosavic appeared as the Emperor in Stravinsky´s The Nightingale in another Academy production.

In 2013 he was awarded the Audience choice award at a competition for young artits of Croatia and then made his debut as Mr. McC in Introductions and Goodbyes by Lukas Foss at The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb where he also made his debut as Masetto. Leon Kosavic was awarded first prize at a competition for young artists held in Zagreb and performed with the Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Vladimir Kranjcevic.

In 2014 Leon Kosavic appeared as Orfeo in Gluck´s Orfeo ed Euridice and participated in Ungarn für Deutschland, Opera for Europe 1989-2014 in Budapest. He was awarded third prize at the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition.

This year, Leon Kosavic was proclaimed Young Musician of the Year and awarded by The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra for his achievements in 2014. He will be performing in Finland as Pilate in Bach´s Johannes Passion with The Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä and as Malatesta at The Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. He will also be making his debut as Don Giovanni at The Croatian National Theatre. Leon Kosavic was awarded The Emmerich Smola Award (Emmerich Smola Förderpreis 2015).

Troughout his education Leon Kosavic attended masterclasses held by Marvin Keenze, Norma Enns, Helena Lazarska and Gerhard Zeller.