Indi Stivín

Indi Stivín is a double bassist, conductor and composer.  Born in Prague into a musical family. He began with music at very early age, he started with piano and violin. When he was 9 he fell in love with double bass and started to write his own compositions. He also devotes himself to conducting.

He studied with Dalibor Tkadlčík, the Principal Double Bassist of State Opera Prague, prof. Ján Krigovský from MUK Vienna and prof. Jiří Hudec at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He took masterclasses with Thomas Martin (UK), Miloslav Jelínek (CZ), Zsolt Fejervári (HU) and Roman Patkolo (SK). In 2015 he studied solo double bass playing with Gary Karr (USA).

 

Indi made his solo debut performance at the age of 12 with Domenico Dragonetti's Concerto for double bass and orchestra. Since then he has performed with numerous orchestras including Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, South Czech Philharmonic etc.
 

At the age of fifteen he became the youngest prizewinner in the history of the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen 2017, Germany. In 2018 he made his solo debut performance at the Prague Spring International Music Festival with his solo recital.

 

As the only double bassist he became a finalist of the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 and his own composition "Bohemian Suite" was performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard at the Edinburgh International Festival.

In 2020 he received the "OSA Award" for the best classical music composer under the age of 30.

Indi Stivín is founder and artistic director of Collegium Stivinum Chamber Orchestra. 

Awards
2010 - present
2010 - present

2022

Winner of "String Soloist Award" (Austria, ISA 2022)

 

Winner of "Gottfried von Einem Award" (Austria, ISA 2022)

2021

Prizewinner of Latin Orchestra of Europe International Double Bass Competition

2020

"OSA Award" for the best classical music composer under the age of 30

2018

Prizewinner of the International "Anton Rubinstein Competition" in Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Finalist of the Eurovision Young Musicians in Edinburgh, Great Britain

2017

Winner of "Young Soloists" Competition of the South Czech Philharmonic

 

Winner of the International double bass competition PRO BOHEMIA in Ostrava, Czech Republic 

 

"Prizewinner of the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen of 2017", Germany

2016

Winner of the International Double Bass Competition of František Černý and Jan Geissel in Holice, Czech Republic

 

Winner of Franz Simandl International Double Bass Competition in Blatná, Czech Republic 

 

Winner of the International Double Bass Competition of C.D.von Dittersdorf in Bánská Bystrica, Slovakia

 

"Victor Dijon de Monteton Award", Zurich, Switzerland - special award for exceptional musicians under 17years

2015

Winner of the International Double Bass Competition of C.D.von Dittersdorf in Bánská Bystrica, Slovakia
 

Winner of the International double bass competition PRO BOHEMIA in Ostrava, Czech Republic 

 

2014

Winner of Franz Simandl International Double Bass Competition in Blatná, Czech Republic 

 

Winner of the International Double Bass Competition of C.D.von Dittersdorf in Bánská Bystrica, Slovakia

 

Winner of Czech National Double Bass Competition of musical schools 

2013  

Winner of the International Double Bass Competition in Wroclaw, Poland

 

Winner of the International Double Bass Competition of C.D.von Dittersdorf in Bánská Bystrica, Slovakia


2012  
Winner of Franz Simandl International Double Bass Competition in Blatná, Czech Republic