JELENA PEJIĆ, violin VICTOR TEODOSIEV, horn (8th Concert of International Music Cycle Young Virtuosi)
Jelena Pejić was born in 1999 in Leskovac, Serbia. She began her musical education at the age of seven, before starting at the School for Musically Gifted Children in Ćuprija. In 2021 she completed her undergraduate studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. She is currently in her third year of postgraduate studies, where she is being supervised by Vasilij Meljnikov. As a member of the Big Band at the School for Musically Gifted Children, she played at many festivals in Serbia (BELEF, BEMUS, ARLEMM, “Bolshoi” Festival, etc.) and collaborated with Roman Simović, Stefan Milenković and Dragan Suzuki Džordžević. In 2019 she took part in an orchestral project run by the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama in Sweden. In the same year, she successfully auditioned for a place in the international project Norden Orchestra in Lahti, Finland. In 2021 and 2022 she assumed the role of concertmasater of the Symphony Orchestra of the Ljubljana Academy of Music. She also performs with the Orchestra of SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. Since 2022 she has been employed as first violinist at the Orchestra of SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana. As a member of Trio Setsuna and the Astra Piano Quintet, she has appeared at concerts as part of the Solo e da camera, Meet me at the City Hall (Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana) and numerous other concert series.
Victor Teodosiev, born into a musical family in 2005, is a third-generation horn player. His grandfather was a member of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and his father principal horn player at the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and professor at the National Academy of Music “prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia. Victor began playing the horn at the age of 12. In 2019 he was accepted into the National Music School in Sofia with the highest number of points of any applicant in his age group; in the same year, he was also invited to play in the European Youth Symphony Orchestra PROGRESSIVE, which featured performers from 11 European countries in that year’s European Capital of Culture, Plovdiv. He was also the youngest active participant in the Kroměříž Summer Music Academy in the class of the world-renowned Czech horn player Radek Baborák. He has received numerous prizes at national and international competitions, and this year he was chosen from among 400 applicants from around the world to become principal horn player of the Concertgebouworkest Young (the international youth orchestra of the Concertgebouw Orchestra).
R. Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 18
E. Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27 “Ballade”
W. A. Mozart: Rondo for Horn and Piano in E-flat major, K. 371
E. Bozza: En forêt, for horn and piano, Op. 40
S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34
V. Buyanovsky: Hispany from Pieces for horn solo, four improvisations (Travelling Impressions)
F. Pavlov: Rondino