Ivan Tasovac

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Ivan Tasovac
Иван Тасовац.jpg
Tasovac in 2013
Minister of Culture and Information
In office
2 September 2013 – 11 August 2016
Preceded byBratislav Petković
Succeeded byVladan Vukosavljević [sr]
Personal details
Born (1966-06-21) 21 June 1966 (age 53)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
ParentsPredrag Tasovac (father)

Ivan Tasovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Тасовац; born 21 June 1966) is a Serbian pianist and manager. He served as the director of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra from 2001 to 2013. He also served as the Minister of Culture and Information in the Government of Serbia from 2013 to 2016.

Early life and education[edit]

Ivan Tasovac was born on 21 June 1966 to actor Predrag Tasovac and Marija, who was piano professor in a proficient music school "Stevan Mokranjac". He graduated piano on "Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky" Moscow conservatory in the class of professor Sergei Dorensky.[1]


From 23 March 2001 to 22 November 2013, he served as the general manager of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.[2] He was also a member of the jury in the Serbian version of the international Got Talent show.

He served as a Minister of Culture and Information in the Government of Serbia from 2013 to 2016.[3][4]

After stepping down from a Government office, he went back to be a Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra general manager.

Personal life[edit]

On 30 December 2018, Tasovac got seriously injured while playing recreational basketball, breaking spine vertebra.[5] He was immediately transferred to the Emergency Center.[5] In an interview he gave in March 2019, Tasovac said that he went out of hospital in February 2019 and that while in hospital, doctors have also detected and removed a spinal cord tumor that was developing unnoticed in his body for a decade.[6]


  1. ^ "Ivan Tasovac - pijanista, direktor Beogradske filharmonije". prijemni.rs (in Serbian). 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. ^ Cooper, Michael (8 October 2014). "Well Past the Rubble, Orchestra Rebuilds". nytimes.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Tasovac prihvatio funkciju ministra kulture". blic.rs (in Serbian). Tanjug. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Vukosavljević: Ministar kulture je ministar odbrane". b92.net (in Serbian). Nedeljnik. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Tasovac povređen, prevezen u Urgentni centar". b92.net (in Serbian). Tanjug. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  6. ^ "TASOVAC PRVI PUT POSLE NEZGODE: "Da se nisam povredio, tumor možda ne bi bio otkriven na vreme"". blic.rs (in Serbian). 4 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Bratislav Petković
Minister of Culture and Information
Succeeded by
Vladan Vukosavljević [sr]