David Mastikosa is a young prolific Bosnian composer. He was born in 1992 in Prijedor, where he started his musical education by studying clarinet and music theory at the Secondary Music School “Savo Balaban” in Prijedor, before moving to Banja Luka to study Composition at the Academy of Arts in the class of Tatjana Milošević Mijanović. David was elected twice, among the fifteen composers whose works have been performed in concerts that are organized by Vox Novus, held in New York titled “15 Minutes of Fame”. His compositions were performed in different countries around the world (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan and the United States), as part of different cultural and musical events (such as: “Dani Vlade S. Miloševića“, “Noć muzeja“, “XIX Curso Internacional de Clarinete – Julian Menendez“, “The Basement Concert“, “Make Music New York“, “Festival Note tra i Calanchi” and “Ruid al Sud” . His composition “Unknown flow” was premiered in 2014 at Branko’s Award Ceremony at Sremski Karlovci) and by different musicians and ensembles (Sauro Berti – bass clarinet (Italy), Quator Girard – string quartet (France), Matthew Rosenberg – bassoon (USA), Novosadski duvački kvintet – wind quintet (Novi Sad), Ken Kunita – bass clarinet (Netherlands / Japan), Robert Botti – oboe (USA), Aleksandra Kopić – flute (Serbia / Bosnia and Herzegovina), Zagreb Soloists – string orchestra (Croatia), Ana Batinica – flute (Croatia), Zagreb Flute Ensemble (Croatia), Bartolomej Stanković (BiH) etc. His compositions were also published in publishing houses Alea Publishing (Tacoma, Washington, United States) and Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings (Detroit, Michigan, United States). David was part of Academie Musicale de Villecroze (France) in 2012 and he was a scholar of Fond Dr Milan Jelić, the most important scholarship in the Republic of Srpska. He is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Composition at the Academy of Arts Banja Luka where he composes classical, electroacoustic and electronic music as well as music for theatre and film.
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