Petar Pejčić recipient of the ArtLink Most Promising Young Artist Award for 2018
2 January 2019: Kolarac Endowment Concert Hall, Belgrade
The prestigious ArtLink Award for the Most Promising Young Artist in 2018 goes to a great sixteen-year-old cellist Petar Pejčić.
Like every year, since 2005, the ArtLink Award, in addition to its monetary part, brings the laureate a series of concerts in the country and abroad, as well as the first CD release.
The first in the series of concerts by the new laureate Petar Pejčić is the traditional New Year’s Concert in the Great Hall of the Kolarac Endowment, on 2 January 2019. This concert, like every year, is the first concert in the new calendar year.
ArtLink has established the annual award “Most promising young artist” in 2005 in order to create the opportunity for the most talented young musicians to improve their knowledge and to master the scene, as well as to perform with outstanding musicians, present their talents to the audience and build their professional biographies.
ArtLink is consistently pursuing its mission through the “ArtLink Young Talents’ Cycle” and especially through the “ArtLink Young Talents’ Festival”, which has been held for years in Belgrade with a distinctly European concept. Every year, the ArtLink Festival hosts leading names from the world of music who, together with young artists from the region, create new festival ensembles and productions.
Young Petar Pejčić was selected in the ArtLink Young Talents’ Program for in 2013 and since then he has had the opportunity to perform at the ArtLink Young Talents’ Festival with great names such as the renowned violinist Stefan Milenković, cellists Istvan Vardai and Jan Vogler, as well as to perform with the “ArtLink Young Virtuosi Ensemble”.
Petar Pejčić began his studies at the Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy College of Music and Drama in Leipzig (Germany), as well as at the State Music Gymnasium Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden (Germany), in the class of prof. Peter Bruns.
ArtLink also presents its programs within the European Festival Association, which is a partner in the European project “Europe for festivals, festivals for Europe”, providing a special opportunity for young artists from Serbia to be recognised on the European festival map.