Matija Raičević was born in 2002, in Novi Sad. He started playing the clarinet at the age of 7 at the music school “Isidor Bajić” in the class of Prof. Pete Đura.
Matija showed great love for music and clarinet from the very beginning. With the wholehearted help of Prof. Pete Đura, his talent soon began to stand out, as evidenced in the first competitions which had been won with the highest honours.
In the course of his education so far, he has won over 30 awards as a soloist at the prestigious competitions in the country and abroad, among which, the most significant are:
– finalist of Silverstein Global Clarinet Contest, Junior Devision (2020)
– 3 times Laureate of the Republican Competition in Belgrade (2015, 2017 and 2018) organized by the MPSU and UMBPS;
– 2 times Laureate of the International Competition “Anton Eberst” in Novi Sad (2014 and 2017);
– Gold plaque at the International Competition “EMONA” in Ljubljana (2015);
– 2 times Laureate and once the winner at the International Competition “WoodWinds Brass” in Varaždin (2016, 2017 and 2019);
– 3 times Laureate of the International Festival “FEMUS” in Subotica (2015, 2016 and 2017), of which 2 times (2015 and 2017) won the SILVER PRIZE title of the entire festival
– 3 times first prize at the International Competition “Davorin Jenko” in Belgrade (2016, 2017 and 2018)
Matija is also active as a member of the chamber ensemble in the class of prof. Ksenija Mijatović with which he won numerous awards. As a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Matija distinguished himself under the sticks of the conductors such as: Igor Coretti Kuret (Italy), with whom he performed as a member of ESYO (European Spirit of Youth Orchestra) on the 2017 Summer Tour, Gerardo Estrada (Venezuela),… He has also performed under the patronage of the ArtLink Foundation, Belgrade and MusicArtProject, Belgrade.
He attended seminars with some of the renowned professors: Prof. Nikola Srdić (Serbia), Asst. Tadej Kenig (Slovenia), prof. Radovan Cavallin Žerjal (Spain / Croatia), prof. Olivier Faure (France), prof. Dario Zingales (Austria), prof. Bela Kovacs (Hungary) Wenzel Fuchs (Austria), prof. Esteban Valverde Colares (Spain), Gabor Varga (Hungary), Harri Mäki (Finland), etc.
As one of the most promising young clarinetists in Serbia, he has performed on stages in Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Belgium, etc.
In the process of accelerated progression for the purpose of musical advancement, he had finished elementary school 1 year earlier, and secondary school by the same procedure 2 years earlier.
He is currently a student at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of Prof. Tadej Kenig.