Svetozar Sasa Kovacevic
He was born in Žabalj, and grew up in Čurug, Vilovo and Novi Sad. He studied composition with Viktor Šafranek, Vasilije Mokranjac, Rudolf Bruči, and Dejan Despić. He graduated in class of Dušan Radić at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. Also attended the Organ Building Seminars led by Patric Collon in Belgium, seminars at the camp of Music Youth in Groznjan - Croatia, 1973. and Utrecht - Netherlands, 1974.
Worked as a corepetiteur with Vladislav Piavko (Russian tenor) and Octav Enigaresku (Romanian baritone), and with Ballet and Opera ensemble of Serbian National Theatre, Novi Sad. Professor of Sight Reading for pianists and theoreticians in Isidor Bajić secondary school of music, Novi Sad. Musical Assistant and Co-repetiteur, Voice Technique class, Dramatic Arts Department, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad. Founder of Music High School in Sombor. Professor of Sight Reading of chorus and orchestral parts and scores, Department of Composition and Musicology, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad. Organist and Cantor, Reformed Christian Church, Novi Sad and Sombor. His theory of "Intercomplementary influencies of three Christianic religions in the music through compositional mode" excellently was accepted from the experts for ecumenism in all areas at the Symposium and Religion in European integration University of Maribor, Slovenia 2005th (He was the only member who represent music in this Symposium), From 2005. was placed among international composers of the IBC (International Biographical Centre) in Cambridge (England), IBC 2010. years he assign a diploma and silver medal 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – Musical Composition.
Opus of over 250 compositions which include solo songs, pieces for piano, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass, flute, oboe, cor anglais, bassoon, alto saxophone, accordion and organ; also orchestral, chamber and scene music, etc.
Some of most important are:
- Concerto for harpsichord and chamber orchestra;
- Concert piece for organ and chamber orchestra;
- Introduction and Grande fuga for ensemble of double bass quartet, Bassiona amorosa, München;
- Fuga for ensemble: Varadinum Quartet, Oradea, Romania;
- Dharma valzer for symphonic orchestra;
- Andante cantabile for viola and chamber string orchestra;
- Reminiscence for violoncello and chamber string orchestra.
- Partita Petrovaradinska for two violins, strings and harpsichord;
- Safikada - Bosnian National Opera (co-author);
- Ave Maria for solo soprano, flute and organ;
- Ave Maria for female choir and organ;
- Orthodox Prayer to the Holy Father Vasilije Ostroški for mixed choir a capella;
- Missa Theatrica for female choir and mixed choir a capella;
- Stabat Mater for Flute, Oboe, 8-voice mixed choir and chamber orchestra;
- Hallelujah for flute solo, mixed choir and chamber orchestra;
- Missa Oecumenica in nomine Jesu for soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ;
Recordings end publications
- CDs: Through the Smells of Loneliness, pieces for flute and organ, 2000;
- Partita Petrovaradinska, a selection of authorical compositions, 2001;
- Missa Oecumenica, live recording from the premiere, 2003;
- Bajic's Strings, children's compositions for violin, violoncello and chamber orchestra, 2007.
- Brazilian Amizade string quartet has recorded two compositions by Kovacevic: Fantasia on a Hungarian Theme and Fuga. The CD was released 2010th under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Brazilian government.
- our solo songs in the book, Solo Songs From Invasion Concurs for Composers, 2005;
- Recenzent for The Organ Heritage in Vojvodina, 2005;
- Recenzent for Musical Lexicon, English/Serbian, Serbian/English, 2006.
Honours and memberships
Three awards for Suite for Accordion Orchestra, 1973; Award for Patkica Žutkica puppet show, 1995.
Memberships: Association of Composers of Vojvodina;