Dejan Gavrić - Flute
Dejan Gavrić was born in Belgrade in 1966. He started playing flute at the age of 11 and gave his first concert only a year later. From 1984 to 1988 he studied at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. Upon receiving a scholarship to continue his education at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, he became a student in the studio of Professor Matthias Rütters. He graduated from Folkwang Hochschule with honors in February 1991. As a student he received the First Prize at the Folkwang-Hochschule Competition, as well as the prestigious Folkwang Award for his overall artistic achievements. In 1993, after completing his postgraduate studies with honors at the same institution, he became a Professor at Folkwang Hochschule. He has won awards at various international competitions, including the Maria Casals Competition in Barcelona (Spain) and the Leonardo De Lorenzo Competition in Viaggio (Italy).During his studies in Belgrade, he appeared as a soloist with The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and The Belgrade Radio Television Symphony Orchestra on multiple occassions. He has performed at BEMUS Festival (Belgrade, Serbia) and Summer Music Festival (Split, Croatia), and has also made recordings for Belgrade Radio and Television. His engagements as a soloist and ensemble member have taken him to England, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Germany, Japan, and USA, including appearances at The Marlboro Music Festival, and Hitzacker Musiktagen. He was engaged as solo Flutist at the Theater and Philharmonic Orchestra in Essen, in the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, and in the Philhramonic Orchestra in Graz. Since 2002 Dejan Gavrić has been employed as a Full Time Professor for Flute at the Hochschule für Musik Rheinland-Pfalz.