OFFICIAL PIANO ACCOMPANISTS
Pianist and harpsichordist Linda Mravunac Fabijanić has been present on the music scene for thirty years, and critics consider her a gifted and imaginative artist. Her repertoire ranges from pieces from the Baroque period to recent literature. She regularly gives first performances of the pieces by contemporary Croatian composers. Depending on the instrument she plays and the period she performs, she always adapts to the sound, musical and stylistic requirements and actively participates in the creation and presentation of musical works following the sole and only rule – musical taste. As a pianist, she performs solo and with renowned Croatian and international artists, and as a harpsichordist she has been making appearances as a soloist and in chamber ensembles since 1997, cultivating an authentic approach to the interpretation of baroque music. As a soloist, she has made appearances with the Zagreb Soloists, the Papandopulo Quartet, the Croatian Baroque Ensemble, the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra and the HRT Symphony Orchestra. She has also collaborated with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the Croatian Chamber Orchestra and the Zagreb Chamber Orchestra. She regularly records for Croatian Television and Radio, and performs in the duo Mravunac – Fabijanić and the ensemble Ars longa. She is the recipient of the Darko Lukić Diploma and the Oscar of Knowledge. She is an official artistic piano collaborator at the Maruševec Summer Music Camp, the Saxophone School in Jaska and the Summer Music School in Sinj, as well as at the Papandopulo and Woodwind & Brass competitions in Varaždin. She holds seminars on the interpretation of baroque music and on accompaniment and piano artistic collaboration. She is the artistic director of Jaska Art Festival. She is employed at the Music Academy in Zagreb.
Ivan Batoš was born in Split in 1979. His first piano teacher was the nun Pavla Negovec at the Dominican Monastery in his hometown. He completed primary and secondary music school in Split under Ivana Oreb, and graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb in 2002 (Đuro Tikvica). He got his master’s degree in 2009 (Lovro Pogorelić).
He attended seminars of world-famous pianists and educators: Anatolij Katz, Viktor Meržanov (Dubrovnik 1998), David Lively (Baden bei Wien 2001), Arbo Valdma (Cologne 2002), and at the Warsaw Piano Workshop in 2003.
He is the founder of the GIG Chamber Trio. He has been regularly performing with the GIG Trio throughout Croatia since 2006. He has made appearances at the leading festivals in Croatia (MBZ, Split Summer, Osor, VG Brass Festival, Tribina HDS Opatija) as a soloist and in ensembles with local and foreign instrumentalists. At the Zagreb Teatar &td, he made an appearnce as a pianist and ensemble leader performaning the chamber ballet Plumber by G. Tudor and N. Manojlović. In 2017, he was a guest lecturer in Arn Bornkamp’s class at the Amsterdam Conservatory as a scholarship holder of the ERASMUS+ Programme. He has won a number of awards for his artistic activity. He has been an artistic associate of the Music Academy in Zagreb for many years. Since January 2022, he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Music and Media of the University North in Varaždin.