Andrej Vesel

Andrej Vesel is an advanced university student of orchestra conducting by Johannes Wildner, choral conducting by Alois Glaßner and correpetition by Andreas Henning at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

He spent the academic year 2019/2020 as an Erasmus+ student at the “Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio” in Milano, orchestra conducting by Vittorio Parisi, choral conducting by Nunzio Scibilia and correpetition by Umberto Finazzi. 

Andrej conducted his debut in 2017 in Vienna Konzerthaus with “Ton der Jugend Symphonieorchester Wien” and with pianist Andrei Korobeinikov. In the same hall with the same orchestra, he conducted a concert in 2018 with pianist Ioan-Dragoş Dimitriu, with whom he founded the mentioned orchestra. He worked at two opera festivals in Austria. As a studienleiter for the Magic Flute at the Oper Burg Gars Festival in 2017 as well as a musical assistant for The Barber of Seville at the jOPERA Festival in Schloß Tabor in 2018. In February 2019, he was invited to conduct a gala charity concert in Sodražica, Slovenia, with his orchestra and tenor Aljaž Vesel. In March 2021, in Vienna, he recorded Vivaldi’s Concerto for Flautino RV 443 with Sarah Pascher and musicians from Volksoper and Tonkünstler Orchestra.

In year 2018 he was chosen to conduct at Aurora Music Festival in Stockholm, mentored by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, as well as at the Svetlanov – Universe Festival in Moscow, mentored by Alexander Vedernikov. During 2019 he conducts at Uroš Lajovic’s Masterclass in Plovdiv Opera, and in Milan at Ricardo Chailly’s Masterclass of Puccini’s Tosca. During 2020 he conducts on opera workshops in Orvieto, Italy, by Vittorio Parisi Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and by Marco Guidarini Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. At the and of that year he conducted Mahler’s 5. symphony at Marin Alsop’s Masterclass. In 2021 he conducted Beethoven’s 5. symphony with Vienna Symphony Orchestra in viennese Konzerthaus at the Masterclass with their chef conductor Adrés Orozco-Estrada. Furthermore, he is chosen to work with Peter Eötvös and Gregory Vajda in Budapest as a part of a Masterclass of Contemporary Music Foundation. As a pianist he graduated piano at the Zagreb Music Academy in the class of Vladimir Krpan. He won the special Rector’s Award in 2011 for the promotion of croatian music, and the 1st prize at the 51st Croatian Competition of Chamber Ensembles in 2013. 

As an actor he played in Borut Šeparović’s theater piece “Generacija 91-95” in Zagreb Youth Theater having achieved 65 performances in the home theater and reputable european festivals. He also played in Aleksandar Popovski’s theater piece “Antigona” in Gavella Drama Theater.