Biographical details

Pavle Cajic is a passionate and versatile composer and classical pianist of Serbian background, currently based in Sydney. His music aims to tell stories, evoking feelings and atmospheres that take the listener on visceral journeys. 


Pavle graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a 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. He has studied composition with prominent Australian composers and conductors such as Tristan Coelho, Trevor Pearce, Brad Gill and the late Richard Gill. His compositions have been performed in Australia and Norway, most frequently with the Sydney-based Voces Caelestium orchestra, which he co-founded with conductor TaeSoo Kim, and his works have been championed by the eminent Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. As a pianist, he has performed both solo and in collaboration with other musicians at recitals and music festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Norway.

Pavle performs with flautist Chloe Chung as the 'Sidere Duo', and recently has been an inaugural member of the Dreambox Collective.

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.

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