Tomislav Fačini

Tomislav Fačini (Zagreb 1975) graduated cum laude from the conducting program of the Music Academy in Zagreb. That same year he won the Second Prize and the Special Award of the International Antonio Pedrotti Conducting Competition in Trento. After completing further training in Milan at the Accademmia Hans Swarowsky and in Karlsruhe at the Hochschule für Musik, he was first appointed a teaching assistant, and then assistant professor in the conducting department of the Music Academy in Zagreb. Apart from performing in symphony concerts, he has also conducted a number of opera premieres in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Varaždin, and Dubrovnik (Verdi, Puccini, Salieri, Zajc, Bizet, Pergolesi). He participated in Music Festivals all over Croatia and the neighbouring countries, actively promoting contemporary music and especially Croatian music of all ages. In 1993, he was appointed the conductor of the Oratorio Choir of St. Mark’s church in Zagreb and held the possition till 2008. From 2004 to 2010 he was the chief conductor of the Croatian Army Orchestra. He has collaborated with most of Croatian ensembles, as well as with numerous international orchestras. He has also recorded albums and other recordings with the Slovenian and Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestras. In 2004 he was appointed the leader of the Antiphonus vocal ensemble, touring Croatia and Europe with a repertory ranging from madrigals and baroque operas to oratorio music.
Between 2005 and 2009 he was the artistic leader of the Musical Evenings in St. Donat, Zadar.
In spring 2014 he became the chief conductor of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra.
He regularly conducts the Neumarkt based International Youth Orchestra with musicians gathered from ten different countries. Apart from conducting, he is also an active arranger and composer.