The string section of Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the artistic leadership of Pavle Zajcev will perform in the Mirror hall of Dubrovnik Public Library on Friday, March 30th, at 8 pm.
E. Elgar Serenade for strings in E minor, op. 20 G. Holst St. Paul suite, op. 29 J. Suk Serenade for strings, op. 6
Pavle Zajcev graduated in 1998 at the Music Academy in Zagreb (Valter Dešpalj), went to postgraduate studies at the Musical Academy in Basel (Ivan Monighetti) and to master courses (M. Flaksman, S. Soundeckiene, D. Grigorian, V. Messermann , J. Chuchro, E. Schoenfeld, A. Meneses).
During his studies he held numerous solo recitals, and as a soloist he performed with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchesta, HRT Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Chamber Orchestra and Varazdin Chamber Orchestra. He is the winner of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and American Express Award as the most successful young musician in 1995/96. In the same season he was a member of the World Youth Orchestra in the Philippines and in Korea, Malaysia and Berlin.
He is the winner of the Zagreb scholarship, Rector's Award for 1996/97. and the Dean's Award in 1998. As a finalist of the 2nd International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro in 2000 he performed as a soloist with the Zagreb Soloists and the HRT Symphony Orchestra. In April 2001 he co-produced the Concert for the Cello and the Strings of Pavle Despalj with the soloists of Zagreb, and the recording of the same work with the HRT Symphony Orchestra under his guidance was rewarded in 2005 with Porin award for the Best Performance.
As the chamber musician he performs in various ensembles. In 1997 with pianist Srebrenka Poljak and violinist Vlatka Peljhan he founded the Zagreb Piano Trio. With Trio, he won the Tribune Darko Lukic in 1998 and won the second prize at the International Competition of Chamber Music C. Hennen in the Netherlands. In September 2000, the Trio wins the first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition TICC in Trondheim.
From 2002 to 2010 he was soloist at the HRT Symphony Orchestra, and since 2005 he has been teaching at the Music Academy in Zagreb. Since 2010, he plays in Trio Zagreb (Danijel Detoni, Martin Draušnik). Since 2011, he has been studying conducting at the Zagreb Academy of Music (Uros Lajovic) and has had his conducting debut with the Croatian Music Youth Orchestra in Groznjan in the same year. He conducted the String section of the HRT Symphony Orchestra, Samobor String orchestra, and besides being the founder, for many years he was also the artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra HGM.