Ivan Otašević was born in 1976 in Belgrade. During his education and studies he participated in numerous festivals, Republican, Federal, International competition and International Concourses. He has participated in concert performances in numerous important concert halls across Europe. Since 2004, he has worked at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka for Prof.Maja Jokanovic’s class, and since January 2010 he has been the concert master of Banja Luka Philharmonic. He has recorded numerous pieces for Radio Belgrade, Republic of Srpska Radio Television (RTRS) and the Archive of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a member of the Music Society of Republic of Srpska and the Association of Serbian music artists.