Filip Savić, principal
Orchestra member since March 1999
I take special pride in the fact that, over a period of fifteen years, I have gone a long way with the Belgrade Philharmonic, from the youth orchestra to the position of principal double bassist. Practically, from being a ball boy to ATP No. 1. An American success story, if you will. Moreover, I don’t even know if I am prouder of the two years I spent with the Hamburg NDR Symphony, or of my inexperienced and fanatic, yet farsighted decision to come back here.
I am an admirer of rockabilly music, beautiful women, national cuisine, and irreversibly and everlastingly enchanted by the double bass.
Filip Savić, principal double bassist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, was born in Belgrade in 1978. He has been a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra since 1998, and its principal double bassist since 2011.
He completed undergraduate studies and obtained his Master degree at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, where he studied with Slobodan Gerić. He continued his studies in Hamburg, at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre, under Professor Michael Rieber. He is currently attending his doctoral studies at the Belgrade Faculty of Music under the tutelage of Slobodan Gerić.
During two seasons (2007/08 and 2008/09), he was a member of the North German Radio (NDR) Symphony Orchestra. Currently he is International Maler Orchestra guest member.
Throughout his career in the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the NDR Symphony Orchestra, he had opportunities to cooperate with conductors such as Z. Mehta, Alan Gilbert, Christoph von Dohnányi, Von Eschenbach, Alexander Rahbari, Muhai Tang and soloist including Boris Berezovsky, Sarah Chang, Krzysztof Penderecki, Stefan Milenković, Andrei Gavrilov.
With the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the NDR Symphony Orchestra, he performed at Musikhalle in Hamburg, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Konzerthaus in Vienna and on tours in France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, Sweden…
Throughout his studies and career, he has won numerous awards at domestic and international competitions.