Set up in 2008 with a generous donation from Lionel and Joy Bryer, the award is a tribute to Aleksandar Pavlović, long-standing Artistic Director of the International Youth Foundation and former violin tutor to the European Union Youth Orchestra. He is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade and Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has also led master classes in the USA, Greece and the UK.


The Aleksandar Pavlović Award was presented at the end of the 2013 Summer Tour to Jean Noel Attard. Jean Noel, from Malta, joined the Orchestra in 2006 and is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, London.



The award is presented annually to the violinist in the Orchestra with the most talent and potential.