Saxophonist Nikola Fabijanić is positively artistically accomplished as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician and educator. He works at the Pavao Markovac Music School and he is a permanent solo saxophonist in the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra.
He is a guest professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi sad. He has had many successful performances with the Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet and in a duet with Linda Mravunac Fabijanić.
He got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the Academy of Music University of Zagreb in the class of professor Dragan Sremec.
As a soloist, he performed with the Zagreb Soloists, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Varaždin Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Wind Orchestra of the Croatian Armed Forces, Symphony Wind Orchestra of the Croatian Navy, Gaudeamus Orchestra, Windstrings Chamber Orchestra and Art Ensemble NRW.
He performed at almost all major festivals in Croatia: Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Split Summer Festival, Osor Musical Evenings, Music Biennale Zagreb, Rijeka Summer Nights, Musical Evenings in St Donat, Pag Art Festival, etc.
He recorded four independent albums and three albums with the Papandopulo Quartet for Croatia Records.
He was won numerous awards as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles: he was a laureate of the international competition Giulio Viozzi (1999), he won the Rector’s Award, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and American Express award for the best young musician (2000), the first place at the international competition Alps – Danube – Adria (2003), Darko Lukić award (2003/2004), Porin music award (2013, 2018), City of Jastrebarsko award (2014), HDGPP award (2018).