Andrej Vesel is a young Zagreb born Croatian conductor and pianist who studied piano with the celebrated pianist Vladimir Krpan, from whose class at the Zagreb Music Academy he graduated 2015 as a pianist; during these studies he was awarded the first price of the national chamber music competition and the Rector’s „special award“.
Continuing his studies he moved to Vienna, where he studied orchestral conducting with Johannes Wildner at the Vienna University of Music and finished his studies with distinction in a concert with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Golden Hall of Musikverein in June 2022. He also graduated choir conducting with Alois Glaßner. 2019/2020 he spent a year as an Erasmus student at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milano with Vittorio Parisi.
In addition he attended master classes i.a. with Marin Alsop, Ricardo Chailly, Christian Ehwald, Peter Eötvos, Uroš Lajovic, Andres Oroszco-Estrada, Nicolas Pasquet, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Alexander Vedernikov, Ulrich Windfur and Daniel Oren.
Since September 2022 Andrej Vesel is entitled a stipendiary of the „Hans Swarowsky Akademie“ which includes a comprehensive proramme for post graduate students under the guidance of Manfred Huss.
Already in 2017 Andrej Vesel, together with pianist Ioan-Dragoş Dimitriu, founded his own orchestra, the „Ton der Jugend Symphonieorchester Wien“, which since then appears regularely at the Wiener Konzerthaus with highly acclaimed concerts and a steady audience.
Guest appearanes as a conductor include concerts with the “Filasteen Young Musicians Orchestra” (“Barenboim-Said for Music Foundation” in Ramallah, Palestine) since 2020, the Bad Reichenhall Philharmoniker (Bavaria) since 2021, the Braşov Filarmonica (Romania) since 2022; the Slovenian Radio Symphony-Orchestra since 2022 and Oradea Filarmonica (Romania) since 2023.
Andrej Vesel is also active in the field of opera, where in 2017 he was head of studies at the “Burg Gars Opera” (The Magic Flute), in 2018 as musical assistant for jOPERA at Schloß Tabor (Barbiere di Siviglia), in 2022 as musical assistant at Kulturglashaus (Im weißen Rössl).
Andrej Vesel earned scholarships by the student body of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2017; he was scholarship holder from the “Ernst von Siemens Private Foundation” in 2021; he was supported by the “Czibulka Foundation” in 2021 and the “Lovro von Matačić Foundation” in 2022.
He is a receiver of the famous homeland award “Večernjakova domovnica 2023” as the most outstanding croatian musician living abroad.