Pavle Krstic
Pianist
Biography
Dragana Vlasic

Pavle Krstic was born in 1998 in Serbia. He is studying with Prof. Pavel Gililov at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg since 2013. He finished music high school with Milena Apic. Pavle gave many piano recitals, first of which was at the age of 12. He has performed as a soloist at important events in about 20 different countries. His first performance with an orchestra was at the age of 10 at the opening of the World Piano Conference at the Novi Sad Synagogue and the most important is the performance of both piano concertos by Chopin at the Kolarac Concert Hall with Pavle Medakovic and the orchestra "Ansambl MO Stanislav Binicki" at the age of 17 as well as the performance with National Philharmonic of Ukraine and Maestro Mykola Dyadyura and with Philharmonic Orchestra Bacau and Maestro Ovidiu Balan. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with many musicians including Fedor Rudin, Irena Josifoska, Yukiko Uno, Petar Pejcic etc. He has also attended many music festivals, most important of which are the "Vienna Young Pianists" festival, "Neuhaus" festival in Moscow, "Astana Piano Passion" festival in Kazakhstan, Festival "Next Generation" in Switzerland, Busoni Piano Festival - "Spazio Klassik" in Bolzano, “Note d’estate” in Todi, Italy, "ArtLink Festival", "Franz Liszt Fest" in Serbia, International Music Festival 2017 in Netherlands, "Ljubljana Festival" in Slovenia.
Pavle Krstic is the recipient of the "ArtLink - Société Générale Most Promising Young Music Artist from Serbia for 2016" award and got his first CD published by ArtLink. He has received scholarships and awards by the Government of Serbia – for the most talented students, "World Piano Teachers Association'', Mozarteum University Salzburg, "Junior Piano Academy Eppan", "Wilhelm Kempff Academy" Positano, "Académie de Musique de Lausanne“, "Lansum Music Scholarship" Los Angeles IPC, "International Music Academy" in the Principality of Liechtenstein, where he regularly participates in intensive weeks and activities of the Academy. Also, he was a participant of many others music academies such as: "International Mendelssohn Academy" in Leipzig, "International Music Academy Enharmonia" in Estepona in Spain, 'Accademia Internazionale di Musica di Cagliari', 'Mozarteum International Summer Academy' in Salzburg, etc. He has attended numerous master classes with recognized pianists and professors: Pavel Gililov, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Christiane Karajeva, Andrea Bonatta, Ferenc Rados, Arbo Valdma, Tatiana Zelikman, Siegfried Mauser, Rita Kinka, Dorian Leljak, Natalia Troull, Jovanka Banjac, Susanna Spaemann,...
Pavle has won more than 30 prizes in national and international piano competitions. The most important of them are: I prizes in the Republic of Serbia Competitions of Schools of Music and Ballet (2007, 2009, 2011), I prize in the International Piano Competition "Zlatko Grgosevic" in Zagreb, Croatia (2008), III prize in the International Piano Competition "Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte" in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic (2009), I prize in the International Piano Competition Petar Konjovic in Belgrade (2010), I prize on the 7th International Piano Competition for Young Pianist of EPTA Croatia in Osijek, Croatia (2011), III prize in the "Concours international de piano Lagny-sur-Marne", France (2013). He was awarded the "Diplomant of festival" title at the "4th Neuhaus festival" in Moscow (2013), the silver "Matryoshka" at the "2nd Bolshoi festival of Russian music" (competing with all solo instruments and ensembles) in Mecavnik (2014), and III prize in the International piano competition "Chopin Golden Ring", Slovenia (2014). He is a winner of the "Junior Piano Academy Eppan" in Italy (2015), prizewinner of "Horowitz Piano Competition", Ukraine (2016). He has won the II prize and prize for best performance of a modern composition at the "International Piano Competition for Young musicians", Enschede, Netherlands (2016).

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