Avip Priatna is Indonesia’s outstanding conductor. After finishing his study at Architectural Engineering, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, he pursued his study in the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, with the support from Austrian government and Rotary Club. He studied orchestral conducting from the famous conductor , Leopold Hager and choir conducting from Prof . Günther Theuring in Darstellende Universität für Musik und Kunst Wien in Vienna , Austria.
In 1995 Avip Priatna graduated with Ausgezeichtung. He was appointed assistant conductor of the Wiener Jeunesse Chor . Not long after that he became a member of the Wiener and Wiener Hochschule Singverein Kammerchor . In 1998 he completed his Magister Artium with a scholarship from the University of Parahyangan Catholic with high laude distinction .
In 2002 Avip Priatna founded Jakarta Chamber Orchestra what is now Jakarta Concert Orchestra ( JCO ) with the goal of bringing good music symphony symphony orchestra and vocal symphonic closer to the people .
In 2006 Avip Priatna invited to lead the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa ( OEK ) Japan , in their concert in Japan , Singapore and Macau . In 2007 with OEK , Avip’s CD released under the label Warner Japan Classic , featuring Carl Maria von Weber Works : Freischütz Overture , Clarinet Concerto nr . 1 and nr.1 Mass in E flat Major . In 2007 he led the Macau Orchestra in Jakarta and Macau featuring Rutter ‘s Gloria and Carols , Carol Hutchsinson ‘s Symphony and some Christmas songs .
In June 2007 , Avip was asked to be guest conductor at Philharmony Calendar series , an annual event of Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa , an international Japanese orchestra based in the city of Kanazawa , Ishikawa prefecture , Japan . In a concert titled “A Summer Night of the Romantic Masterworks”, Avip and Batavia Madrigal Singers choir performed the compositions of Carl Maria von Weber , Freischutzmesse .
In July 2011, Avip Priatna won Premio a la Mejor Dirección ” Hódar José Talavera ” , the title of the best conductors in the international choir competition 57 Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia held in Torrevieja , Spain . Additionally , Avip with Batavia Madrigal Singers won four other awards , namely Primer Premio ” Juan Aparicio ” ( Champion Habaneras ) , Premio ” Francisco Vallejos ” ( Best Interpretation of works Habaneras with popular arrangement ) , Premio del Público ( Audience Favorite ) , and Premio Intercontinental ( winning scores for participants from outside Spain ) . Five awards are by far the best performance ever achieved by a choir in the competition that has been held since 1955 .
Title as Best Conductor return earned on the 34th International May Choir Competition ” Prof . Georgi Dimitrov “ in May 2012 which was held in Varna , Bulgaria . In a competition that is one of a series of competitions of the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing , Avip also managed to bring the Batavia Madrigal Singers ( BMS ) as the overall champion , having won first prize in the category of Mixed Choir and the highest score in the category Chamber Choir . With achievement as the Winners , BMS led as a finalist in the Grand Prix held in Arezzo , Italy , in 2013, represent the only one from Asia .
Currently , Avip Priatna is Music Director and conductor of the Jakarta Concert Orchestra (JCO) and Batavia Madrigal Singers (BMS) .
Under his baton, Jakarta Concert Orchestra and Batavia Madrigal Singers held their annual concert, performing a variety of repertoire from the Renaissance era to the 20th century music, and always striving to be one step closer to realizing the vision of bringing the symphony orchestra and vocal work closer to the heart of the community.
With experience and achievement, Avip Priatna often invited as jury choir competition nationally and internationally, such as in the Takarazuka International Chamber Choir Contest, Japan; Genting Art Festival, Malaysia, and the International Choir Festival Suzhou, China.
“With William Tell Overture by G Rossini works, Avip managed to inspire the audience to enjoy a night full of joy. Solid instrumental sounded in a compact and magnificent orchestra” (Kompas 25 March 2014-Ninok Leksono)
“Bagaimanakah sebuah institusi musik merayakan kemerdekaan Indonesia? Konduktor Avip Priatna dengan The Resonanz Music Studio & Entertainment yang dikelolanya menjawab pertanyaan ini dengan menggelar “Simfoni Untuk Bangsa 2012”. (Kompas, Minggu 23 September 2012 – Salomo Simanungkalit)
“Russia ternyata punya sisi indah melalui musik klasik. Alexey Botvinov dan Jakarta Concert Orchestra (JCO) menjalin keindahan dalam bermusik klasik. Walau terdapat nada sulit, Avip Priatna sebagai konduktor tampil maksimal…”
(Sinar Harapan, 3 Desember 2012 – Hans Arthur Sinjal)
”Avip Priatna has the ability to set the tempo and volume of the orchestra, even to the most delicate sound. The tones that are monotonous would suddenly turn into very dynamic and forte.” (Majalah Tempo, May 24-30, 2010 edition)
“Avip Priatna has set his high position as Indonesia’s most outstanding conductor. Conducting Jakarta Chamber Orchestra for two hours, he brightly presented the music in “Virtues of Solidarity” An Independence Day Concert, held in Grand Ballroom The Dharmawangsa, August 28, 2007.” (Femina, September 13-19, 2007)
“Avip Priatna, an Indonesian who lives and breathes classical music with his love and sincerity in his homeland, has successfully had his notes in the network of international classical music, which has a very high standard to reach.” (Kompas, March 2007)
“Avip Priatna is simply the best choir conductor we have…,…under Avip’s direction Batavia Madrigal Singers occupies the top rank of the choral leader in this country..”
(The Jakarta Post, August 1999)
“Avip knows what kind of sound he wants and how to achieve it.” (The Jakarta Post, November 1999)