Filip Filipović, tenor

Filip Filipović was born in Zagreb in 1997. He began his musical education playing piano in the class of Professor Gordana Cepika and in 2013 redirected to singing in the class of Professor Bojan Pogrmilović at the Music school Vatroslav Lisinski.

In 2016 he enrolled at the Music Academy in Ljubljana in the class of Matjaž Robavs. In 2018 he continued his academic vocal education at the Zagreb Music Academy with Tomislav Mužek and in 2019 became a student of Professor Giorgio Surian. He graduated from Professor Surian’s class in 2023.

In 2015, he was awarded first prize at the International Singing Competition Lav Mirski in Osijek and the International Competition Vera Kovač Vitkai in Novi Sad. He is the winner of the Rector’s Award for 2020 for participation in a Music Academy in Zagreb opera project J. Massenet: Cendrillon. Also, he is the winner of the Ferdo Livadić Award for best artistic personality at the 18th International Competition of Young Musicians Ferdo Livadić which was held in 2021 as a part of the Samobor Music Festival. Moreover, he is the winner of the 10th Croatian Competition of Young Music Artists Papandopulo. Most recently, he won a second prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.

He performed, solo recitals, at the Piano Memorial Ranko Filjak in Petrinja, St. Mark’s Festival in Zagreb, Osor Music Evenings and Samobor Music Festival. Also, he performed at the Opera Selecta festival in Trogir. As part of the Sfumato series of concerts, he worked with the Croatian Radiotelevision Choir performing, as a soloist, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle conducted by Maestro Marc Korovich. Also, working with maestro Korovich he performed Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Working with Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Ivan Repušić, he performed at the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival alongside soprano Adela Zaharia. Working with the Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra and Choir, he performed Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Maestro Placido Domingo. He performed as well with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra at their Christmas concert in 2022.

As a part of the project Vivat Academia he performed the role of Nemorino in Gaetano Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amoure. In the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, he made his debut with the role of Mehmed Sokolović in Nikola Šubić Zrinjski composed by Ivan pl. Zajc. In addition, in the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and as a member of the Opera studio Giorgio Surian in the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka, he performed the role of Tamino from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Gaston from Verdi’s La Traviata and Spoletta from Puccini’s Tosca. In Croatian National Theather in Split he made his debut in the role of Alfredo from Verdi’ La Traviata. Currently he is  a member of the opera ensemble in the Croatian National Theather in Zagreb where he most recently performed the role of Ismaele from Verdi’s Nabucco, the role of Alfred from Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus and the role of Alfredo Germont from Verdi’s La Traviata.