Ivan Tasovac, General Manager of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, has been named Minister of Culture in Serbian government. Tasovac (47), who has been running the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001, accepted the offer from Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic. Tasovac is known for having achieved much success with the Belgrade Philharmonic. On the other hand, this former pianist was in the news earlier this year when conductor Alexander Rahbari quit the Belgrade Philharmonic, accusing Tasovac of despotic behavior.

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