Petar Pejčić was born in 2002 into a musical family. He started playing cello at four years of age, graduated at the Landesmusikgymnasium "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden and is now a young student at the HMT "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig, where he studies with Prof. Peter Bruns.
Since 2008, Petar 1st won Awards and was laureate in the competitions "Little Virtuoso", "Dušan Protić" memorial and the Serbian state competition. In International competitions, Petar was a laureate of the "Alexander Glazunov" International Competition, in Paris, the "Liezen Cello Competition" in Austria and "Heran" in the Czech Republic.
Petar played his first concert at the age of nine in Belgrade, after which he had several
concerts and performances in Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, USA, Germany,
etc. He participated in masterclasses with Prof. Peter Bruns, Jan Vogler, Franz Helmerson, Norman Fischer, Joseph Schwab, David Starkweather, István Várdai, etc.
Since 2012, he performed solo concerts with the Serbian Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Orchestra Stanislav Binički, Belgrade Chamber Orchestra Ljubica Marić, ArtLink Young
Talents chamber ensemble, "Amoroso" chamber orchestra and many others.
In 2015, Petar performed together with the orchestra Stanislav Binički (Artistic ensemble of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia), the Cello Concerto in A minor by Camille Saint-Saens which was featured on a CD in the "Muzika Klasika" Magazine, and was published and broadcasted on the Radio Belgrade several times.
Since 2015, Petar takes on chamber music and solo masterclasses in Neuhardenberg
and the Moritzburg Festival Academy. As a chamber musician he performed with renowned musicians such as Friedemann Eichhorn, Mira Wang, Pauline Sachse, Florian Uhlig, and Antii Sirala.
In October 2016, Petar played the Rococo Variations with the Belgrade Chamber Orchestra Ljubica Marić, on the final evening of the ArtLink Festivals, in Belgrade.
In 2017 Petar was the winner of the audition "Young and successful" and
performed Lalo's Cello Concerto with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Belgrade and Maestro
Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli (Italy).
On January 2018, Petar played a concert together with the pianist Pavle Krstić, at the Ljubljana Music Festival (Slovenia) and played in the same year the first cello concerto by Dmitri Shostakovich with the orchestra Stanislav Binički.
Petar Pejčić received the award "ArtLink Société Générale - More promising young musician from Serbia in 2018".
In the competition "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Berlin 2019 Petar won the price of the Elsa-Wera-Arnold Foundation (3rd prize), and in the finals, he played with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin (Rococo Variations) as well as at the prize-winners concert in the Konzerthaus Berlin.
In the international competition "Anna Kull" in Graz 2020 he won the 2nd prize and played with the Graz Philharmonic (Elgar Cello Concerto) at the prize-winners concert in the Graz Opera.
Petar's studies in Germany are financed by the "Dr. Hübner Foundation".
Petar plays on an instrument made by Stephan von Baehr (2012, Paris) of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.