New Academy Opening offers Dramatic Encore to Success of Original Vivaldi Music Academy
A second state-of-the-art music instruction facility brings music to the ears of eager students and families.
Bellaire, TX, March1, 2016 – Building on a passion formed over 200 years of family music history, Zeljko Pavlovic announces the opening of his second music academy at 5305 Bissonnet Street in Bellaire, serving the musical needs of his ever-growing following in the Houston area. His first studio, Vivaldi Music Academy (VMA) in West University, opened summer of 2013 and offered a unique opportunity for students of all ages with its staff of internationally-acclaimed teaching artists, extensive course offerings, flexible class schedule, and performance opportunities.
With a two-year waiting list at Vivaldi’s West University location, Mr. Pavlovic saw a need for a second location to reach the eager community who has been enthralled by the Academy’s opportunities and successes, including being named the 2014 National Music School of the Year. Vivaldi Music Academy Bellaire features 3500 square feet of studio space including 11 exceptional lesson rooms and superior pianos. Since its opening on January 13, staff at the new location have enrolled 400 students, and the Academy boasts a total of forty faculty members, each with a professional pedigree and passion for teaching that create an exceptional musical experience for the student.
Mr. Pavlovic himself is a critically acclaimed violinist who credits his father as his greatest musical influence. He earned a Master’s degree in violin performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Liege, Belgium, won various music competitions internationally, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and alongside the Houston Symphony, among other venues. He was recently named to The Houston Business Journal’s “Forty Under Forty” list, and is thrilled to be sharing his passion and talents with an even larger segment of his local community.
Students at VMA, who take private or group lessons in an array of instruments including cello, flute, guitar, piano, viola, violin, as well as voice, are being heard across the country and throughout the world. Last June, students took their well-rehearsed talents on the road to perform a recital at world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City. The two-hour program featured forty of the Academy’s students and eight faculty. Headlining the show were three generations of Pavlovics: grandfather, Branko; father, Zeljko, the Academy’s director; and son, five-year-old Alexander.
On March 1, the Academy was featured on an episode of TLC’s The Little Couple, which was filmed at the new Bellaire Academy and featured the couple’s two young children receiving music instructions. On March 18, VMA students have been invited to perform the The Piano Guys at the Revention Music Center. These opportunities reflect not only the talent and passion of Academy students and staff, but also affirm Mr. Pavlovic’s reputation as a musical authority across many genres.
VMA students and faculty also have the opportunity for pairing their talents with their philanthropic spirit. On June 23, they will perform a recital at Santa Maria della Pieta in Venice, Italy, a church where the Academy’s namesake, Antonio Vivaldi, was both a teacher and patron. Pavlovic anticipates a sell-out crowd, with proceeds benefiting the church’s charity and orphanage, established in the 1300s.
Though the music has been playing for two months in Bellaire, the Academy’s grand opening ribbon-cutting and celebration, featuring the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Tuesday March 8th at 4:30 pm. Pavlovic expects to hit all the notes that day with face-painting, treats, goodie bags, demos and a drawing for prizes.
For more information on Vivaldi Music Academy and the grand opening event, please call 832-404-2299 or visit www.vivaldimusicacademy.com.