Pavle Krstić, piano
F. Chopin: Scherzo in B-flat minor No 2, Op. 31
R. Schumann: Sonata in G minor No 2, Op. 22
S. Rachmaninoff: 6 Musical Moments, Op. 16
Petar Pejčić, cello
Pavle Krstić, piano
R. Schumann: 5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102
D. Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
Serbian pianist Pavle Krstić (1998) has been studying with Pavel Gililov at the Mozarteum in Salzburg since 2013. He performed with an orchestra for the first time at the age of 10. At 17 he appeared at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad with a performance of Chopin’s two piano concertos, together with the Stanislav Binički Ensemble of the Ministry of Defence conducted by Pavle Medaković. He also performed with the National Philharmonic of Ukraine under the baton of Mykola Diadiura. He gave his first solo recital at the age of 12. He has performed in Serbia, Montenegro, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Croatia. He has taken part in music festivals and summer academies such as Vienna Young Pianists, Astana Piano Passion, Next Generation, the International Mendelssohn Academy in Leipzig, the Accademia Internazionale di Musica di Cagliari, the Wilhelm Kempff Academy in Positano, and the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, among others. He has attended masterclasses with teachers including Pavel Gililov, Christiane Karajeva, Andrea Bonatta, Arbo Valdma, Tatiana Zelikman, Natalia Troull, Siegfried Mauser and Rita Kinka. He has won approximately 30 prizes and diplomas at national and international competitions. In 2016 he won the ArtLink–Société Générale Most Promising Young Artist in Serbia Award.
Petar Pejčić (2002) began learning the cello with Judit Niderholcer Josifoska in Belgrade at the age of just four. He is currently studying at the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig with Peter Bruns and also attending the Musikgymnasium in Dresden. Since 2008 he has been winning first prizes at competitions in his native Serbia, and has also won prizes at international competitions (the Alexander Glazunov in Paris, the Liezen in Austria and the Heran in the Czech Republic). He gave his first solo concert at the age of nine. He has taken part in the Belgrade Cello Fest and attended masterclasses with Xenia Janković, David Starkweder and Dragan Djordjević. He has also attended the seminars of the ArtLink–Société Générale Young Talents Music Cycle led by Jan Vogler. He has played under Ivan Meylemans at OrkesterkamP, attended masterclasses in Neuhardenberg with Mira Wang, Jan Vogler and Antti Siirala, and attended a seminar with Peter Bruns in Berne. He has performed at the Moritzburg Festival as a member of several ensembles and as a soloist. His performance of the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with the Stanislav Binički Ensemble of the Serbian Ministry of Defence was released on CD by Muzika klasika magazine. He has also performed Tchaikovksy’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with the Ljubica Marić Chamber Orchestra from Belgrade. In 2017 he performed Lalo’s Cello Concerto with the Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra under Jacopo Sipari.