Biography

Andrea GajicAndrea Gajic received her early musical training at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh. When she was 12, she performed the Bruch Scottish Fantasy at St James’ Palace, London for Yehudi Menuhin’s 60th Birthday celebration. Two years later, she was invited by Sylvia Rosenberg to study with her at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore (where she won first prize at the American String Teachers’ Association Violin Competition.

From 1990, Andrea studied for 5 years at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow with Khalida Akhtiamova where she gained her Masters Degree and Diploma in Solo Performance. In 1996, she went on to The Royal College of Music for Post-Graduate studies with Felix Andrievsky.

Throughout her studies, Andrea received generous financial assistance. She was the youngest recipient of The Scottish International Education Trust and also received awards from The Martin Trust and Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships.

Andrea has performed as soloist in Britain, United States, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, France and has been invited for 3 successive years to give recitals and Masterclasses in Serbia. She has recorded for B.B.C., S.T.V., Bavarian Radio, Lithuanian Radio, Yugoslavian Radio and Television and Baltimore Radio.

Andrea plays on a violin made by Nicolaus Gagliano in 1766