Žak Ozmo is an internationally acclaimed music director, entrepreneur, music scholar, and expert in music’s clinical applications. His inspiring journey from a war-torn homeland to the pinnacle of the music world makes him a powerful keynote speaker for any event.
During his late teens, Žak had to navigate the upheaval of a civil war that devastated his home country, embarking on an uncertain journey as a refugee with nothing more than a suitcase and his musical instrument. This experience forged his resilience, deeply shaping his perspectives on humanity, potential, and the ties that bind us.
Now, Žak boasts impressive academic credentials, including a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles and a postdoctoral diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. His career has seen him travel worldwide, enriching his global outlook.
Žak is the visionary Founding Director of L’Avventura London, a highly respected London-based orchestra, and the driving force behind a novel city-wide initiative in Memphis, TN, that harnesses music and sound in treating cancer and other diseases. These initiatives underscore his dedication to intertwining the healing power of music with medical applications.
A master storyteller, Žak intertwines tales of survival, perseverance, triumph, and hope, providing deep insights into our shared human condition. His speeches embody knowledge molded by loss and hardship, offering valuable wisdom without the accompanying pain.
Žak’s reputation precedes him on the international stage. He regularly speaks at conferences across Europe and North America, appears on international radio stations, including BBC Radio 3 and NPR, and delivered a TEDx Talk in 2019, ‘Why Refugees are Integral to the Future of Art’.
Žak’s motivational keynote speeches serve as a beacon for those seeking to surmount challenges and scale new heights of success. He firmly believes in the transformative power of personal growth for individuals and its pivotal role in an organization’s success.
Žak offers engaging, in-person or virtual keynotes at your next event. His empowering messages and the practical, actionable insights he offers are bound to leave a lasting impact on your audience.
In Person-Fee: Please enquire
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Travels From: USA, UK
For further enquiries, he can be reached at: email@example.com
RELEVANT TV APPEARANCES:
WKNO/PBS: ‘Music & Medicine’ (focusing on Žak ’s work in Memphis)
ACTION NEWS 5/BLUFF CITY LIFE: ‘The Journey To Memphis From Bosnia” (focusing on Žak ’s life and work in Memphis)
ACTION NEW 5/BLUFF CITY LIFE:’ Memphis, Music, & Medicine: The Healing Properties Of Sound’ (focusing on Žak ’s work in Memphis)
ACTION NEWS 5/BLUFF CITY LIFE: ‘Int’l Holocaust Remembrance: How Your Voice Can Be a Tool for Positive Change’
ACTION NEWS 5/BLUFF CITY LIFE: ‘Int’l Holocaust Remembrance: Surviving the Holocaust, Stories from Descendants’