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Djordje Gajic

Djordje Gajic

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  • Djordje Gajic - classical accordion

Repertoire

Djordje has an extensive repertoire of original music for accordion in addition to transcriptions of music composed for other instruments, including pieces by Scarlatti (Sonata in D minor), Schubert (The Bee), Bach (Toccata and Fugue), Mozart, Liszt, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Shchedrin, Vlasov, Gubaidulina, Piazzolla, Zolotaryov, Nagaev, Zubitsky, Schnittke and Berio.

Biography

Djordje Gajic began his musical studies in Serbia at the age of six, finally graduating from the Russian Academy of Music in 1993 with a Master of Music degree and the Honorary Title of Solo Performer. He continued his post-graduate studies at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and was appointed Assistant to Professor Yuri Dranga.

Djordje has won first prize in International Accordion Competitions in Pescara, Stresa, Camalo (Italy), Soko Bana (Serbia), St Étienne (France) and at the CMA World Championship in Fontainebleau (France). He has also been awarded second prize in equally prestigious competitions held in Klingental (Germany) and Cheraparvetz (Russia). He has also received many awards of outstanding merit leading to television and radio broadcasts for the BBC, RTS Serbia, RTR Russia and RAI Italy. He is now much in demand as an adjudicator and to give masterclasses across Europe and in Russia.

Djordje has performed with several acclaimed orchestras and ensembles including the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Yvgeny Svetlanov), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra (BBC Proms, London), the Fibonacci Sequence Ensemble, Locrian Ensemble, Research Ensemble, Hebrides Ensemble, et al. He is a prolific recitalist throughout Europe (Andorra, Holland, France, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, Malta, Norway and Britain) and also in USA, Australia, China, Russia, Bahrain and Tunisia.

In addition to being invited to play with other ensembles, he also appears regularly with his wife, violinist Andrea Gajic as the duo ADlibitum.

Djordje is accordion professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at St Mary's Music School.

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