Nov 4 2011 by Sara Bain, Dumfries Standard Friday
ON Friday, November 11, Andrea and Djordje Gajic will be the guests of Dumfries Music Club.
Their combination of instruments, violin and accordion, is not normally associated with classical chamber music, but the programme demonstrates the versatility of this duo and promises an enjoyable and wide ranging musical experience.
Andrea Gajic received her early musical training at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, and went on to study violin at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, and then, for five years from 1990, at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow.
She undertook postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music and her solo career has embraced Europe, Russia and the United States. Over a number of years she has given recitals and masterclasses in Serbia. Andrea teaches violin at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as well as Douglas Academy of Music and St Mary’s Music School.
Djordje began his musical studies in Serbia at the age of six. He graduated from the Russian Academy of Music in 1993 and continued his studies as a post graduate at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, where he was appointed assistant to Professor Yuri Dranga.
Djordje has won many international competitions and his awards for outstanding merit have led to television and radio broadcasts. He has performed with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra with conductor Yvgent Svetlanov, as well as many solo recitals throughout Europe. He is accordion professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and St Mary’s Music School.
Andrea and Djordje’s programme will include music by JS Bach, Sarasate, Brahms, Achron, Semyonov, Piazzolla and Bartok.
The concert takes place in St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, at 7.30pm and tickets are available at the door.