Ivan Jevtic

Ivan Jevtić (1947, Serbia/France) was born in Belgrade. He won honours and postgraduate degrees from the Academy of Music in that city in the composi-tion class of Stanojlo Rajičić (1973). He took advanced classes with Olivier Mes-siaen at the Paris Conservatory and with Professor Alfred Uhl in Vienna. He has been the laureate of several international composition competitions, and his works have been performed by eminent musicians ( including Maurice André, André Navarra, Gerard Caussé, André Henry, Gene Pokorny, Manfredo Schmiedt, Pascal Gallet, Eric Fritz, Stephen Burns, , Roberto Gatto, Roberto Du-arte, Eric Aubier, Radovan Vlatković, Thierry Escaich, Mira Yevtich, Irena Graf-enauer, Xenia Jankovich, Aleksandar Madzar, Marielle Nordman, Svetlana Tirmenstajn, Mladen Djordjević, Bernard Soustrot Bojan Sudjić, Guy Touvron…), all over Europe, in North and South America, Russia, Japan and China. He has sat on several international juries where his compositions have been selected as set pieces ( Paris, Narbonne, Lunéville, Belgrade, Arles and Geneva).
From 1997 to 1999 he taught composition and orchestration at the Federal University of Pelotas (R.S) in Brasil.
Ivan Jevtic composed more than 100 works, notably chamber music, con-certante compositions (more than twenty concertos for various instruments) and symphonic works. His compositons have been published in Paris by the famous Editions A. Leduc, G. Billaudot and Chant du Monde, as well as by the Swiss Editions Bim. His music can be heard on over 20 CDs edited in Serbia, France, Germany, Sweden, USA, Japan… In 2003 he was admitted to the Ser-bian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Srpska akademija nauke i umetnosti, SANU) as a corresponding member and became a full member in 2012.

Composer writes about his piece Quintette Victoria as follows: “In 1973 my first Trumpet Concer-to was born, and only five years later I wrote another piece for this in-strument, Divertimento for two trumopets. Both compositions were inspired by the “French” trumpet, or more precisely by my trum-pet-playing friends I met at the very beginning of my stay in Paris. Therefore, in the circle of the young musicians gathering in the J.B. Arban Brass Quintet, I was encouraged and inspired to write my first brass quintet, called Victoria. Why Victoria ? / An idea of victory, freedom, vision of new horizons, strength and health. A piece that should mark a beginning of a musical career or a life of a composer.“