WITH ENORMOUS GRIEF WE SAY FAREWELL TO MAESTRO ANDRIJA PAVLIC
Forever we will cherish in our hearts the memory of his warm and sparkling presence at the stand, of his bright musical talent and most of all – of the friendship and the unforgettable moments of creative aspiration and aesthetic agreement. Everything we have created together remains: the neo-Romantic opera “Sissi – the Soul of the Empress” will continue to live with his inspiring pulse, and in the repertoire of the Ballet of the Stara Zagora Opera there shines the dance spectacle “Dance at Sunrise” to the author’s music by Andrija Pavlic. The Maestro conducted in the Stara Zagora Opera different concerts and spectacles and he enjoyed the love and admiration of the whole staff of the Theater and the audience. Andrija Pavlic – forever a great friend of Bulgaria!
Rest I peace, dear Maestro! You left us too early, we had such good plans… We already miss you…
May your path be full of light…
From the staff of the Stara Zagora State Opera
ANDRJA PAVLIC was born in Sarajevo /Bosna and Herzegovina/ in 1959. He graduated from the Music Academy in Sarajevo in major subjects of conducting and piano. Later /1990-1993/ he continued his music education at the Music University in Vienna under the guidance of Prof. Lazovic /conducting/ and Prof. Gertz. He started working as an assistant-conductor and conductor in the Opera in Sarajevo, and later as an assistant-conductor in the Vienna Opera. Since 1992 he has taught /choir conducting, vocal skills and orchestra/ in the Conservatory “Prayner” – Vienna, and since 2000 in the Conservatory “Gustav Mahler” and since 2015 – in the Vienna Music Academy. In the last years he was engaged in experimental music productions – “Pierrot Lunaire”, “La serva padrona”, “Sebastian’s Dream” and others.
Since 1993 Andrija Pavlic is Chief Conductor of the Pons Artis Orchestra and Pons Artis Ensemble for contemporary music in Vienna. Since 2001 he is guest-conductor in the Opera in Belgrade and Novi Sad /Serbia/, and since 2003 – in Skopje /Macedonia/ and since 2008 – in Sarajevo. In 2006/2007 – he was a guest-conductor in Janacek Opera – Brno /the Czech Republic/. Since 2001 – he guest-performed at the Summer Opera Festival in Gars-am-Kamp /Austria/. Since 2012 Andrija Pavlic is the first guest-conductor of the symphony orchestra in the city of Irkutsk /Russia/. In Bulgaria he worked with the symphony orchestras of Plovdiv, Pleven, Pazardzhik, Ruse, and Stara Zagora. As a conductor of a symphony orchestra he had concerts in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Albania, the Czech Republic, Poland, Japan and USA.