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Biographical details

Pavle Cajic plays the piano, composes, transcribes and teaches. He is also currently studying physics at the University of Sydney (his other passion). He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance in 2016, which he undertook on a full scholarship, under the tuition of Natalia Sheludiakova, Paul Rickard-Ford and Nikolai Evrov. Having composed for his own enjoyment from a young age, in recent years he has studied composition with Tristan Coelho, Trevor Pearce, and the late Richard Gill (may his spirit remain with us). As a pianist, he has performed both solo and in collaboration with other musicians at recitals and music festivals in Australia, New Zealand, and Italy. In this capacity, he has been supported by the Theme and Variations Foundation Scholarship. He has premiered his compositions in Australia, either as performer or as conductor, most frequently with the Voces Caelestium charity orchestra, which he co-founded with conductor TaeSoo Kim. He has also premiered a composition on radio with the support of Fine Music 102.5 FM, and has been a second prize winner of the Fine Music Young Composer Award. 

Pavle enjoys collaborating with other musicians either as composer or performer. He also enjoys studying and using the Alexander technique as a tool for integrated musical performance and in his daily life.

He frequently performs with flautist Chloe Chung as the 'Sidere Duo'. 

Philosophy

Pavle composes because it brings him great pleasure, he enjoys expressing his feelings or responses to art through music, and he enjoys the process of creating something abstract and permanent like a score. Pavle is constantly varying his compositional process, and usually gets inspiration from nature, poetry, and personal feelings. He often has a programmatic idea in mind for his pieces, and although music can't transmit concrete ideas, he hopes that some essence of the thing that inspired him will reach his audience.