Ljubljana University Music Academy Student Nikola Pajanović Takes Silver Medal at the International Classical Music Competition in Scotland
A young Slovenian violinist, student of the Ljubljana University Music Academy and participant of the upper secondary programme of the Conservatory of Music and Ballet (Ljubljana), Nikola Pajanović, took second place at the International Classical Music Competition in Edinburgh (Scotland) organized by the European Association of Public TV and Radio Companies. He travelled to Scotland together with his teacher Gorjan Košuta and the leader of the Slovenian delegation and editor of musical and ballet shows at TV Slovenija Danica Dolinar.
Nikola Pajanović impressed the jury with his virtuosic performance of the third part of the concert for violin and orchestra by Piotr Tchaikovsky.
A 16-year-old Russian pianist Ivan Bessonov became the winner of the competition. Besides Nikola Pajanović and Ivan Bessonov, the finalists of the competition were violinist Mira Foron (Germany), cellist Birgitta Elisa Oftestad (Norway), bassist Indi Stivin (Czech Republic), and saxophonist Mate Bencze (Hungary).
Earlier, young Slovenian talents have already taken high places in this competition, which has been held since 1982. Flutist Eva-Nin Kozmus won the first prize of the competition, pianist Urban Stanič took the second place, and cellist Karmen Pečar was third.