Croatian Maestro Ivan Repušić at the Head of Munich Radio Orchestra

By 13 July 2016

Repušić will soon also participate in the festival of classical music in Zadar.

After a two year search for a chief conductor, members of the artistic board of the Munich Radio Orchestra, led by the director of the Bavarian Radio Ulrich Wilhelm, decided to enter into contract with Ivan Repušić, a general music director of the State Opera in Hannover, reports Novi List on July 13, 2016.

Starting in autumn 2017, this prominent Croatian artist and the country’s most distinguished conductor of the new generation will take over his new duties in Munich while keep working in Hannover. This will put him in charge of two renowned orchestras with which he has already established a very good cooperation.

In Hanover, maestro Repušić became the first “kapellmeister” of the local State Opera in 2010. This reputable institution has appointed him as a new general music director in 2015, which is a great honour as the State Opera in Hanover is one of the most famous opera houses in Germany. Meanwhile, Repušić has had a very good collaboration with the Munich Radio Orchestra and after only two performances – concert performance of Puccini's "La Rondine" and the New Year's Eve concert, he won the sympathy of the orchestra and its artistic leadership, which demonstrates that Repušić’s knowledge, versatile musical interest and youthful energy are exactly what the ensemble wants.

During his time in Hanover, Repušić has had an active conducting career, performing with renowned European orchestras. He also became a regular guest conductor of the German Opera and the Comic Opera in Berlin, often performing at opera houses in Mannheim, Essen and Hamburg and with the Dresden State Opera Orchestra, the Brussels and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestras, all the while cooperating with the orchestras and soloists in Croatia.

This summer, on Saturday, Repušić will conduct the Zadar Chamber Orchestra as a part of the Musical Evenings in St. Donat. Without any doubt, it will be a highlight of this year's festival and a real treat for the lovers of classical music in Zadar.