Ivan Tasovac (Belgrade, June 21, 1966 - Belgrade, September 29, 2021) was a Serbian pianist, director of the Belgrade Philharmonic. For a while, he was the Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia (2013-2016).
He is the son of actors Predrag Tasovac and Marija, a piano teacher at the "Mokranjac" music school.
He graduated piano at the Conservatory "P. I. Tchaikovsky "in Moscow in the class of Professor Sergei Dorensky. He was the director of the Belgrade Philharmonic from March 23, 2001 to September 19, 2013. He was reappointed to that position on January 26, 2017. He was a member of the jury in the series" I have talent "which has been shown in Serbia since 2009. The weekly Vreme chose him as the person of the year 2011. He passed away on September 29, 2021 and was buried on October 4, 2021 in the Alley of Merited Citizens at the New Cemetery in Belgrade.
Balkan Street - Ivan Tasovac (RTS, October 3, 2010)
Pianist keeps his word - interview ("NIN", June 12, 2003)
Ivan Tasovac - success in an original way ("B92", July 23, 2008)
Who, how and how much - interview ("Vreme", March 12, 2009)
Ivan Tasovac: A Serb when he is considered an unattainable role model in Zagreb (June 28, 2010)
There is more money in culture than ideas ("Politika", September 22, 2013)
Serbian culture is great, but its elite ... ("Politika", April 27, 2017)
IVAN TASOVAC PASSED AWAY: Former Minister and Director of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra died at his home in Belgrade! (Večernje novosti, September 29, 2021)
CHILDHOOD AT TWO ADDRESSES: This is how Ivan Tasovac talked about his parents, growing up and forbidden topics in the house ("Večernje novosti", September 29, 2021)
WHO WAS IVAN TASOVAC: Former Minister of Culture and creator of "the most successful cultural institution in Serbia" ("Večernje novosti", September 29, 2021)
Ivan Tasovac dies ("Politika", September 29, 2021)
Discrete Sadness and the Paradox of Life ("Politics", October 1, 2021)
What did Ivan Tasovac do for Serbian culture? (B92, September 29, 2021)