Wiesbaden News: "..- Petricevic does not play just guitar , we could say he lives the guitar . With subtlety, sensitivity, quiet shaded tonality , with delicate, more spotted than plucked sounds and a sound picture of filigree Fragility he impressed the audience from piece to piece more and more .... "
- El Condado Ahora : "The professionalism, the technique and great musicality are the characteristic of Petricevic, who has recently won the most important competitions in the world of the guitar"
Ivan Petricevic was born in 1987, Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. He studied with Ante Cagalj at the "Elly Basic" Conservatory in Zagreb, Croatia, and continued his studies with Alvaro Pierri and Walter Würdinger at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria , with Roberto Aussel at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany and with Tomasz Zawierucha at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen , Germany.
As a guitarist, he has won over 30 awards in various international competitions,, 1. Prize "Concourse International de Guitare" organized by Paris Guitar Foundation ( 2018, France ) , 1. Prize XXI Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Ciudad de Linares Andrés Segovia (2014, Spain), 1. Prize Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Comarca el Condado (2015, Spain),1. Prize at the Hermoupolis Guitar Festival (2014, Greece), 1. Prize at the Peloponnese Guitar Festival (2016 , Greece ), 1. Prize at the Fiuggi Guitar Festival (2013, Italy) , Martha and John Nye Audience Choice Award and 2. Prize at Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival 2020, .
For his performances he was awarded with scholarship at the Tokyo Foundation 2009, a Viktor Bunzl Scholarship 2011, and regular scholarships from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (2008, 2010) and most recently with classical music grant 2021 of "Deutsche Musikrat " in Germany.
In addition, the musician is regularly invited to perform at major Concert Halls and Festivals such as : Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker ( Germany ) , Lyon Guitare Classique ( France ) , Gitarrenfestival Deggendorf ( Germany ), Festival de Guitarra de Petrer ( Spain ) , Concert Series at UT Dallas Arts & Humanities (USA) , Nizhny Nowgorod Guitar Festival ( Russia ) , Shenzhen Concert Hall (China), Festival Internacional Andrés Segovia Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Miguel Delibes in Valladolid ( Spain ) , Vienna Musikverein (Austria), Rheinhessen Musikfestival ( Germany ) , Euroclassic Musikfestival ( Germany ), Bangkok Guitar Festival (Thailand), Klaipėda Concert Hall (Lithuania), St Cyprian's Clarence Gate in London (UK), Hong Kong Guitar Festival, Thrace Guitar Festival (Greece) , Mozarthaus Vienna ( Austria ) , Guitar Days Festival in Zagreb (Croatia) , Nordhessen Musikfestival ( Germany ) ,DItzenbacher Musiktage ( Germany ) .
In recent seasons he has performed with Webern Symphonie Orchester , Orchestre Simphonique de Chatillon , Shenzhen Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Metropolitan Pop Orchestra , Kammerorchester Plochingen , Mostar Symphonie Orchestra and Sinfonieorchester der TH Köln .
Ivan Petricevic was selected as a soloist and chamber musician for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" outreach program in Vienna and Cologne and is a member of successful " Duo Accordarra " with whom he recorded the CD "Mas alla del Sueño" for the renowned Label "Ars Produktion" in Germany. In 2020 he recorded his solo CD "Esmeralda's Waltz " at Contrastes Records in Sevilla ( Spain ) .