Press and critics describe and say, he is one of the most original artistic personalities of his generation.
Dragan Djordjević was born in Yugoslavia-Serbia. At the age of six he entered the music world by starting with Suzuki method playing Violin at the School for Musically Gifted Children in Ćuprija, but two years later chose Cello and receive first lessons from prof. Relja Ćetković. Graduated at faculty of Music Arts Belgrade in class of prof. Sandra Belić. During his studies in United Kingdom at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with prof. Stefan Popov he played in London Symphony Orchestra and was a guest principal cellist in the Royal Northern Sinfonia. In 2002 Dragan met Young Chang Cho and continued studies in his class at the Hochschule fur Musik in Germany where in 2005 he received Concert Diploma with distinction and special honor. At the same time as a very young musician he was appointed as a professor of cello at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. One of main priorities at the time was to continue development and study with cellist’s and musicians such as Misha Maisky, Boris Pergamenschikow, David Grigorian, Thobias Kuhne, David Takeno, Nada Kecman, Stanislav Apolin and also chamber music masterclass of Welinger, Takacs, Melos and Alban Berg Quartets.
He has been the Laureate and special prize winner of International competitions such as Antonio Janigro, Markneukirchen, the Orpheus Laureates, Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade.
As a soloist and chamber musician performed in Holland, Sweden, USA, Russia, Belgium, Korea, Romania, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, France...and at international music festivals BBC PROMS, FESTIVAL D’AUVERS SUR-OISE, City of London Festival, Ohrid Summer, Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS), Sion-Valais Shlomo Mintz Festival, Laureates of Katya Popova, Zagreb Summer Evenings, Music Festival Novi Sad (NOMUS), Kotor-Art (Montenegro), International Cello-Fest in Belgrade. He has performed with Bergishe Symphoniker, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammer Philarmonie Amade, Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Serbika, Bamberg Chamber Orchestra, VSO Symphony Orchestra, St. George Strings, Macedonian Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of RTV Slovenia, Symphony Orchestra of South-Eastern Europe, Arte Chamber
Orchestra, Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra... He collaborated with artists such as Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan, Emil Tabakov, Mikhail Shcherbakov, En Shao, Mincho Minchev, Jon Adams, Nemanja Radulović, Tan Dun, Roman Simović, Peter Sculthorpe, Leslie Howard and many others.
Dragan is also very passionate chamber musician, member of RUBIKON string Quartet and regularly performing with ensemble Double Sens.
Starting with 2011 with honored invitation from maestro Valery Gergiev to play on several tours as one of guest principal cellist of Symphony Orchestra of Mariinsky Theatre, recent highlights include winning Zagreb Concert Management Award, recital in the new Concert Hall of Mariinsky Theatre in St. Peterburg, concert with RUBIKON Quartet at the City of London Festival, performance of Dvorak cello concerto with the Radio Orchestra in Ljubljana at the opening of the season 2014-2015 , Shostakovich Cello concerto no.1 on BEMUS festival 2016 and 2017 Gulda Cello concerto at the Belgrade Summer Festival. Since 2015 he is artist director in School for musically gifted children in Ćuprija and professor of cello at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade.
Dragan Djordjević plays a unique cello made by James and Henry Banks 1797.