Pavle Cajic is a composer and pianist currently living and creating on Gadigal land (Sydney). His reasons for composing are varied - often, as an outlet for feelings or responses to art or the people and world around us that are too special to be forgotten - other times, for the purpose of bringing people together in ensemble works to experience the joy of being!
Pavle graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a degree in piano performance in 2016. He has learnt from Australian composers, conductors and pianists such as Tristan Coelho, Trevor Pearce, Brad Gill, the late Richard Gill, Natalia Sheludiakova, Paul Rickard-Ford, and Nikolai Evrov, as well as from his inspiring peers and collaborators. He has performed his own and other’s music on piano or as conductor in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and Norway. He has been particularly supported in the creation and performance of works involving solo violin by Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn.
Pavle is involved in a number of initiatives using music as a vehicle for social change or justice, including being a core member of the organisational team for the Voces Caelestium Charity Concerts, led by conductor TaeSoo Kim, and a member of the Dreambox Collective, founded by flutist, dizi-ist and artistic director Chloe Chung. He also regularly performs with Chloe Chung as the flute-piano ‘Sidere Duo’.
Pavle’s time away from music is spent studying physics with occasional diversions into pure mathematics, doing origami, and practicing activism often with the grassroots Stop Adani and Extinction Rebellion movements.