DAVOR REBA, clarinet

Davor Reba is a Croatian clarinettist and teacher. He studied with professor Giovanni Cavallin and earned his Bachelor’s and Master of Music Degree with professor Josip Tonžetić at the Zagreb Academy of Music. Reba specialized with professor Walter Boeykens in Antwerpen and at various seminars.

He earned the first award at the last competition of the clarinet students in former Yugoslavia and gave many solo recitals in Croatia and abroad with the acknowledged pianists Ljubomir Gašparević, Darko Domitrović, Veljko Glodić, Marina Pletikosa, Martina Cukrov, Vlasta Gyura, Lana Bradić, Anne Marie Wuyts and many others.

Reba performed solo with the Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra, with the Croatian Chamber Orchestra and Zadar chamber orchestra. He also performed with many chamber ensembles (Cantus, The Zagreb String Quartet, The Porin Quartet, The «Arundo Donex» Clarinet Quartet, The «Crowind» Wind Quintet, The Varaždin Chamber Orchestra and The Croatian Chamber Orchestra).

He is a co-founder of the “Wind Octet ZF” and of the Septette «Ad libitum ZF» with which he has regularly performed. From 1997 he has been a full member of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and since 2001 its solo clarinettist. With the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra he toured Europe, Japan and Mexico and has co-operated with many world famous conductors and soloists. Reba represented Croatia as a member of the World Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris in 2006.

Reba is a professor at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. He has held regular summer seminars in Pučišća (the island of Brač). He is one of the founders of the Croatian Clarinet Society.