Đuro Pete

Đuro Pete

Đuro Pete (Serbia,Croatia) completed elementary and high school of music in Osijek (Croatia) in the studio of Vjekoslav Burić. He embarked on his undergraduate studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Serbia) in 1980 in the studio of Mihajlo Kelbli, graduating in 1984. In 2006, he began his master’s studies at the same institution under Nikola Srdić, completing them successfully in 2009. He has taken part in master classes led by M. Arignon , Bela Kovacs ,Wenzel Fuchs etc.As a student he won a number of prizes at clarinet competitions including the Second Prize at the Young Performing Artists of Yugoslavia Competition (Zagreb, Croatia, 1983), First Prize at the Vojvodina Province Students Competition (Novi Sad, Serbia 1981), First Prize at the State Competition of the (former) Yugoslavia (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1981), and First Prize at the Youth Festival (Knjaževac, Serbia). He has given numerous solo recitals and has performed as a soloist with the Pecs Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (Hungary), the Vojvodina Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Academy of Arts Chamber Orchestra. He served for a time as a clarinetist in the Orchestra of the Croatian National Theater in Osijek. He began his career as a pedagogue at Music School Josip Slavenski in Novi Sad, and since 1987 has been employed full time at Isidor Bajić Music School. His students have won several dozen first prizes at national and international competitions and festivals, including first prizes and laureate titles. He has served as an adjudicator and the president of the jury at the State Competition of Serbia, the Competition for Woodwind Instruments in Požarevac (Serbia), Davorin Jenko in Belgrade (Serbia) and the May Woodwind Meeting Point in Lazarevac (Serbia). He has organized a number of young clarinet players’ concerts throughout Voyvodina (in Subotica, Zrenjanin, Bačka Palanka, Kula, Sombor, and Novi Sad), with the aim of promoting and popularizing clarinet and classical music. He was awarded an Annual Prize by the Union of the Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia in 2010 for his pedagogical achievements. He maintains professional relationships with colleagues throughout Europe and the USA.