After his musical beginnings on the cello in Belgrade, Petar Pejčić moved to Germany at the age of 15 to continue his education at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. The young cellist is already a laureate of numerous national and international competitions and has given concerts and recitals from Russia to the USA.
About the artist
Cellist with numerous awards
Born into a musical family in 2002, he received his first cello lessons at the age of four. After his musical beginnings in Belgrade, he moved to Germany in 2017 to continue his education at the University of Music and Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig with Prof. Peter Bruns.
At the age of nine Petar made his solo concert debut in Belgrade, after which he gave several concerts and recitals in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Russia, the USA etc.
He won prizes at numerous international competitions, such as the Pablo Casals Competition (Second Prize), Anna Kull Competition (Second Prize) and Felix Mendelssohn Competition (Third Prize). Other prizes and awards: "ArtLink Société Générale - Most Promising Young Musician for 2018’’; Alexander Glazunov Competition; Liezen Competition; Heran competition as well as being first and special prize winner at the Serbian State Competition (Belgrade 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016).
As Prizewinner and youngest Finalist of the 2nd International Queen Elisabeth Competition, Petar Pejčić proves to be one of the most promising artists of his generation.
As a soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Brussels Philharmonic, the Graz Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, BKO Ljubica Marić, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orchestra Stanislav Binički, Recreation - Das Orchester and many others.
He was a participant in master classes with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Ivan Monighetti, Josef Schwab, István Várdai, Jan Vogler, and has received important musical impulses from Mischa Maisky and Wen-Sinn Yang, among others.
As a chamber musician, he has performed with well-known artists such as Friedemann Eichhorn, Pauline Sachse, Antti Siirala, Florian Uhlig and Mira Wang.
Out of great passion to broaden his musical horizons came the special collaboration with the choreographer Jacopo Godani and the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company. The resulting works - "BACH OFF!" as well as “Premonitions of a Larger Plan”, show a new perspective on the relationship between musicians and dancers.
In 2020 he assumed the role of ambassador for the Pablo Casals Foundation. He is a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, the Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now Foundation, the Freunde Junger Musiker Foundation and the Dr. Hübner Foundation. Since 2021 he receives the Günter Henle-Scholarship of the Peter Klöckner-Foundation (in the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben).
As the winner of the 2021 Martin Stadtfeld Prize, he recorded his first CD entitled "Intima poetica", which was published by the Freunde Junger Musiker Mainz-Wiesbaden e.V. Foundation.
He plays an instrument by Giuseppe Guarneri (ca. 1692, Cremona).
“A wonderful musician with a compelling sense of storytelling”