21 February 2019 8:00 PM


National Theatre Sarajevo

L. van Beethoven: Egmont Overture Op. 84
W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3, KV 447, E-flat major
W. A. Mozart: Rondo for horn and orchestra KV 371
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, C minor

BOŠTJAN LIPOVŠEK French horn, Slovenia


Born in 1971, Toshio Yanagisawa studied orchestra conducting at “Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris”. In 2002 he won the second prize in the “Tokyo International Competition for Conducting”. In the following year he was invited to “Verbier Music Festival” in Switzerland and studied under James Levine and Kurt Mazur. Since then, he guest conducted New Japan Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Symphony Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic, Kansai Philharmonic, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Kyusyu Symphony Orchestra etc.
From 2005-2007 he was chief conductor of Macedonian National Opera. From 2007, he has been chief conductor of Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra. He realized Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra Japan tour in 2010. Also, he realized music instrument donation from Japanese government in 2015. 2007, he established Balkan Chamber Orchestra for co-prosperity of all Balkan nations. He realized concert in Vienna, Geneva, New York, Tokyo, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Pristina, Mitrovica, Skopje, Tirana, and Japan tour (2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018). Year of 2010, he and Balkan Chamber Orchestra was invited from associated event “Balkan Readers Summit” of New York United Nations General Assembly.  In 2011, he realized concert in Vienna at Musikverein. They collaborated with Roma children in Tirana and made a concert with UNDP Albania. In 2014, collaborated with blind pianist Mr. Tsuyoshi Kakehashi in Sarajevo. In 2015, he started World Peace Concert and made a concert in Belgrade 2015 with Violinist Ms. Akiko Suwanai who won Tchaikovsky Inter National Competition for Violin 1990. Also 2016, played at United Nations Office at Geneva and Geneva Victoria Hall with Pianist Mr. Peter Jablonski. 2017, made a concert at Wien Konzerthaus with pianist Mr. Pascal Roge. The other side he has been conducting Sarajevo Philharmonic, Serbian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Opera, Serbia Nis Symphony Orchestra, Albanian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Hradec Kralove Symphony Orchestra, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul Opera and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra etc.
Currently, he is a music director of Balkan Chamber Orchestra, chief conductor of Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, honoured principal conductor of Beograd Sinfonietta and principal guest conductor of Serbia Nis Symphony Orchestra


Boštjan Lipovšek comes from a musical family with a long tradition of horn players. His first mentors were his father and brother, followed by Prof. Jože Falout at the Music Academy in Ljubljana. Boštjan Lipovšek studied with Prof. Falout in his graduate and post-graduate studies. Later he went to the Salzburg Mozarteum for advanced studies with Radovan Vlatković. During his study in Ljubljana he received the Student Prešeren Award for his interpretation of Strauss Concerto No. 1 for horn and orchestra with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he played with the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, Maribor Philharmonics, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra from Udine, Chamber Orchestra Padova e Veneto and Jeunesses musicales Orchestra.
He played under the guidance of great conductors, such as Anton Nanut, Uroš Lajovic, Marko Letonja, David de Villiers, S. Pelegrino Amato, Gary Brain, Amy Anderson, Yakov Kreizberg, Sian Edwards. Lipovšek played as guest soloist with the national orchestra of La monnaie Opera house in Brussels and with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and continued his collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He became assistant university teacher in 1999 and senior university teacher in 2004 at the Music Academy in Ljubljana. From 2005 he has worked as senior university teacher at the Music Academy in Zagreb. In 2008, Boštjan received the highest and most prestigious national Slovenian award for great achievement in art - the Award of the Prešeren Fund.



Sarajevska filharmonija 2016

Sarajevska filharmonija 2016


Alena Baeva and Uros Lajovic

Alena Baeva and Uros Lajovic



Sign up for eNotes Newsletter.