Austrian-based pianist Pavle Krstic (1998) has been credited with “individuality, sensitivity, lyricism, as well as dramatic and expressive” playing. He performs as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestra, works on arrangements and orchestrations and focuses on an analytical approach to the interpretation of piano music. Since the winter semester of 2022 he is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Musicology of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
Pavle has given numerous piano recitals, from the age of 12, and has performed at important events in over 20 different countries. His most notable performance with orchestra was the integral performace of both Chopin piano concertos at the age of 17 in the Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade. He has also released two CDs: the first for ArtLink in 2017 and the second for OnClassical in 2022.
Pavle has been awarded scholarships and awards from the University Mozarteum Salzburg and some music festivals and academies, where he performed and attended master classes with recognized pianists and professors. He is the recipient of the Würdigungspreis 2021 of the Austrian Ministry of Education and the ArtLink Most Promising Young Music Artist for 2016 award. Furthermore, he has won more than 40 prizes at international piano competitions, including Concours international de piano Lagny-sur-Marne, Neuhaus Festival, Chopin Golden Ring, Junior Piano Academy Eppan, Horowitz Piano Competition (Kiev), International Piano Competition for Young Musicians (Enschede), Concours International Piano Campus (Pontoise), Concours International de Piano à Mayenne, International Competition of the Arthur Rubinstein Institute in Marbella, Ferrara Piano Festival, Juliusz Zarebski International Music Competition, Premio Annarosa Taddei, ArtePiano Competition, Chopin International Piano Competition (Hartford), Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition (Madrid), and others.
Pavle completed his Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate studies in the class of Prof. Pavel Gililov at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he is currently pursuing a PhD.