Curriculum Vitae

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Domagoj Ivanović
Tel: 778-317-7602


 DMA Violin Performance with a Minor in Musicology, University of Miami, 2006

  • Lecture-recital topic: Development of Violin Virtuosity from the Baroque Period to the Modern Era

MM Violin Performance, University of Miami, 2003

BM Violin Performance, Music Academy of Zagreb (Croatia), 2001


Awards and Scholarships

  • Full Tuition Scholarship and Assistantship, University of Miami (2001-2006)
  • Full Scholarship and Internship, Marrowstone Music Festival (2004, 2005)
  • Full Scholarship and Internship, Young Artist Experience, Vancouver, BC (2004)
  • Full Scholarship,International Summer Academy, Semmering, Austria (1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Full Tuition Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2000)
  • Full Tuition Scholarship, Music Academy of Zagreb (1997-2001)
  • Stipend of the City of Zagreb (1995-2001)



  • Winner of the Concerto Competition,Music Academy of Zagreb (1998)
  • First Prize, National Chamber Music Competition,Croatia (1997)
  • First Prize, National Violin Competition, Croatia (1996)
  • First Prize, International Competition Etudes & Scales, Croatia (1996)
  • Fifth Prize, International Competition Alpe & Adria, Italy (1991)

Solo Appearances with Orchestra

  • Miami Symphony Orchestra (2005)

A.Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in f-minor, “Winter”

  • Miami Symphony Orchestra (2004)

L. van Beethoven: Romanze for Violin and Orchestra in F major

  • University of Miami Baroque Ensemble (2002)

G. Ph. Telemann: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C major

  • Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (1998)

J. Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in d-minor

  • Zagreb Youth Chamber Orchestra (1996)

N. Paganini: “Moses Fantasy,” for Violin and Orchestra


Principal Violin Teachers

  • Scott Flavin, University of Miami (2003-2006)
  • Robert Rozek, University of Miami (2001-2003)
  • Stanley Chepaitis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2000)
  • Silvano Kuzmin,MusicAcademy of Zagreb (1996-2001)


Informal Violin Teachers (Masterclasses and Private lessons)

  • Walter Schwede, Western Washington University
  • Leon Spierer, Concertmaster (retired), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Klaus Maetzel, Vienna Hochschule für Musik
  • Andras Kiss, Budapest Academy of Music, Ferenc Liszt
  • Grigory Zhislin,Royal College of Music
  • Asja Kouchner, Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
  • Grant Donnellan, Western Washington University
  • David Taylor, Assistant Concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Ida Haendel, International Soloist
  • Miriam Fried, IndianaUniversity
  • Jerry Horner, violist (retired), Fine Arts Quartet
  • Donald Weilerstein, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Charles Castleman,Eastman School of Music
  • Peter Zazofsky,Boston University
  • Andrew Manze, Baroque Violinist

Teaching Experience

  • Director of Arbutus Music Academy (2009-2011)

Teach private lessons and group technique classes to students in RCM levels 1-10

Managed an educational institution that currently has about 150 students

  • Associate Faculty at Young Artist Experience (2007 – 2010)

Coached chamber music

  • Teaching Assistant in Violin performance, University of Miami (2001-2006)

Taught undergraduate courses in violin and chamber music

  • Teacher in the University of Miami Strings for Kids program (2003-2006)

Taught private and group violin lessons to children ages 6-12

  • Coach for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (2004-2006)

Coached sectionals, arranged seating through auditions

  • Teaching Assistant at Marrowstone Summer Music (2004-2005)

Coached orchestra sectionals and chamber music

  • Teaching Assistant at Young Artist Experience (2004)

Coached chamber music

  • Private Violin teacher (2001-2010)

Maintained a private teaching studio involving students ages 6-55


Selected Adjudication Experience

  • UBC Concerto Competition String preliminaries (2011)
  • Vancouver Youth Symphony Concerto Competition (2010)
  • North Shore Music Festival (2007)
  • Alhambra Orchestra Concerto Competition (2005)


Selected Chamber Music Experience

  • Festival “Diapason” (2011)

Performed works by Prokofiev and Franck

  • The Turning Point Ensemble – “Firebird 2011”
  • Armonia Octet (2010)

Performed the Mendelssohn Octet as well as works by Mozart and Knudson

  • West Coast Chamber Music Series (2009-2010)

Performed quintets by Dvorak, Brahms, and Martinu

  • Former Member of the Ibis Camerata (2005-2006)

A chamber music ensemble composed of University of Miami alumni as well as local musicians from South Florida

  • Frost Chamber Players (2005)

A chamber group composed of University of Miami faculty members and selected teaching assistants.


Orchestral Experience

  • Concertmaster of Orchestra Armonia (2010)
  • Member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (2008-2010)
  • Pacific Spirit Chamber Orchestra, Section violin
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Extra Section violin (2007-2008)
  • Miami Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster (2003-2006), Principal Second violin (2001-2003)
  • New World Symphony Orchestra, Extra Section violin (2004)
  • Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, Section violin (2004-2006)
  • Florida Classical Orchestra, Section violin (2006)
  • Gold Coast Opera Orchestra, Acting Principal Second violin (2004)
  • Miami Bach Society, Section violin (2005)
  • Florida Sunshine Pops, Section violin (2004)
  • Symphony of the Americas, Section violin (2001)
  • Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Section violin (2000)
  • Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Acting Assistant Concertmaster (2000)
  • Zagreb Youth Chamber Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster (1994-1998)

Selected Recording Experience

  • N. Paganini: A Complete Recording of the 24 Caprices for violin solo, Op.1
  • The Ibis Camerata Debut CD, Albany Records (2006)

Featuring new music byUniversityofMiami Facultycomposers Dennis Kam, Lansing McLoskey, and others

  • The Ibis Camerata Demo CD

Featuring trios by Mendelssohn and Khachaturian

  • The University of Miami Symphony Orchestra, Albany Records (2002)

Luigi Mancinelli: Paolo e Francesca, an Opera in One act

  • S. Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Croatian National Radio (1999)