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.
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”
Director: Denis Bojić
Best Director Award
TV Festival Bratina, Russia
Director: Igor Đurić
Special mention for student film
Sarajevo Film Festival 2020
The faces of lafora (2017)
Director: Denis Bojić
Best Film Award
XVIIIth International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films, Varna, Bulgaria, 2019
1st Festival Award
International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra 2017
“Void” for string orchestra | Ensemble Metamorphosis | MUSIC FOR MISSING BUTTERFLIES | PANTOPIA FESTIVAL VOL. 02 – NEUES FÜHLEN
YouTube kanal David Mastikosa · Composer 10. juna je proslavio svoj deseti rođendan. U periodu od 2012. godine do danas, na ovu platformu učitao sam preko 90 različitih izvođenja mojih kompozicija, a koje zajedno imaju preko 41.000 pregleda, koje redovno prati preko 200 pretplatnika. U posljednjih 10 godina su se pojavljivali različiti oblici društvnih mreža […]
U utorak, 14.06. sa početkom u 22.40 na programu Radio Televizije Republike Srpske možete pogledati emisiju iz kulture pod nazivom “Artifakta” S1E15, u kojoj ću govoriti o svom stvaralaštvu, savremenoj umjetničkoj muzici, o svojim počecima, putu koji sam do sada prešao, te putevima kojima tek planiram da hodim. U ovoj dokumentarnoj televizijskoj emisija moje stvaralaštvo […]
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