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David Mastikosa

concert and media music composer


David Mastikosa (1992, BiH) is a younger generation Bosnian composer. He completed undergraduate and master studies at the Academy of Arts at the University of Banja Luka in the class of prof. Tatjana Milošević Mijanović, PhD. The same Academy elected him a teaching assistant in 2015, and later a senior teaching assistant at the Department of Musical Theory and Pedagogy in 2020.

David Mastikosa’s compositions are characterized by unique and distinctive artistic expression. He won several awards for music, most notably the award for the best music for contemporary film, awarded by British Council Ukraine in cooperation with Dovženko-Centr in February 2020. In addition to the award presented by the University of Banja Luka for achieved international results, distinguished work, and achievements in scientific and exploratory activities and the artistic work, David also won the award of the City of Banja Luka – to the youth for the contribution to the development of the culture of the city.

Following the appearance of David Mastikosa’s music in the international circles, he has been receiving commissions from prominent artists and music festivals. His music was performed by artists and ensembles such as: Bartolomej Stanković (piano), Sauro Berti (bass clarinet), Saša Mirković (viola), Andrea Nikolić (violin), Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Ensemble Metamorphosis, Кalamos quintet, Zagreb soloists, Zagreb flute ensemble, Novosadski duvački kvintet, Banja Luka Philharmony, Brass UL AG, and others. Mastikosa is the author of over 70 different compositions performed at festivals and events across the world, including but not limited to: Dani Vlade S. Miloševića (BiH), Vareš Classic Festival (BiH), Festivalis Druskomanija (Lithuania), World Music Day (USA), and AlbaNova (Belgium).

Mastikosa is one of the most active Bosnian film and media music composers. He is the author of the multiple award-winning documentaries “Lica Lafore” and “Djeca” by Denis Bojić, produced by the Radio Television of Republic of Srpska. In addition to the documentaries, Mastikosa actively writes the music for short and animated movies as well as theater music. Currently, Mastikosa is in his third year of PhD studies of composition in the class of prof. Aleksandra Vrebalov, PhD at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He is a long-term recipient of the stipend awarded by the Fond “Dr Milan Jelić”. Mastikosa’s music is exclusively published by Donemus Publishing House of Contemporary Classical Music from the Netherlands. He is also an alumnus of the French talent school Académie musicale de Villecroze. David Mastikosa lives, works and creates in Banja Luka.

art.istic portfolio.

concert music.

Nucleus. Expansion. for jazz big band (2021)
JAM 2021, Montenegro

Poslovice for soprano, violin and violoncello (2020)
Written as a part of the project “Šta sve glas može”

Void for string orchestra (2019)
Commissioned by Ensemble Metamorphosis

Nucleus for saxophone quartet (2018)
Written as a part of the project “Quadrivium”, supported by AMUS – Association of Composers – Music Authors, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trichord for viola and accordion (2019)
Commissioned by Saša Mirković & Vladimir Blagojević

Jesus Prayer for mixed choir (2019)
Commissioned by festival “Dani Vlade S. Miloševića”

Ul-la for violin and string orchestra (2017)
Commissioned by “Vareš Classic Festival”

Tutta la forza for brass ensemble and vibraphone (2017)
Written as a part of the project “Balkan News”

iRitual for piano and human being (2016)
Commissioned by Bartolomej Stanković for
“Balkan Madness BH Edition”

media music.

upcoming events.

14 Apr
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Escape” for accordion | Peter Katina | Východ-Západ

Sunday , Tkáčska 6507, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia
23 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Mustra” for saxophone quartet | Stockholm Saxophone Quartet | Les concerts du Foyer Européen

Tuesday , Foyer Européen - 10, rue Heine - Luxembourg, Salle Adenauer au 1er étage
18 May
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“House of Mirrors” and “Bumper Cars” arr. for six flutes | Composers Concordance | Flautas and Flautists

Saturday , St John's in the Village 218 W 11th Manhattan, NYC
27 May

“Seasons” for flute and string orchestra I, II, III (2014 rev. 2022/23) | details TBA

Monday , National Theatre, Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića 78, Banja Luka 78000
07 Jun

“Praskozorje” for soprano saxophone and string orchestra | Javier Oviedo & Classical Saxophone Project

Friday , DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 37th St, New York, NY 10018, United States
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Obtaining Scores and performance materials
Donemus | Publishing House of Contemporary Classical Music

Valeria Gorokhovskaya, Composers & Repertoire


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