Jovan Pesec

was born 1946 in the Slovenian-language-area of  Carinthia ( Austria ). He studied composition at the conservatory of Klagenfurt. He first learned classic guitar as autodidact. Further education followed in master-courses by Heinz Irmler and Konrad Ragossnig.  At the same time Jovan Pesec studied at the Technischen Universat in Graz industrial engineering, process engineering and management and finished the studies with a diploma and doctor degree.

His compositions, that experienced numerous successful performances until now, has the main focus in the instrument guitar and song composition. the.legend.of.novajor, man.dra.gora and moon.rain  are composed in a traditional, romantic composition style. The newest compositions zarkos.cry, mare.lunare, h.e.x.a.g.o.n, radin.ovir.waltz,, v.i.r.u.s,  e.b.o.l.a, t.a.b.o.o, cauche.mar, and the.crab.nebula  uses computer aided techniques as part of interaction between guitar,  synthesizer and computer.

Jovan Pesec developed together with the German guitar maker Frank-Peter Dietrich  during the years 2002-2003 the Jovaluna, a twleve string fourth guitar. This instrument was built using occidental woods and has to be tuned following the tone of the moon (420.837 Hz).  A number of originally compositions fort his instrument was designed by Jovan Pesec:, mare.lunare and mare.tranquilitatis, as well as arrangements of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.

Leading virtuoses for guitar eg.: Albert Aigner, Vladislav Blaha , Thibault Cauvin, Armin Egger, Roberto Fabbri, Jose Gregorio Guanchez, Gabriel Guillen , Bernard Hebb, Heinz Irmler, Frank Koonce, Michael Langer, Enric Madriguerra, Gregory Newton, Quartetto Nexus, Jose Luis Ruiz del Puerto, Duo Stoyanova, Alexander Swete, Andres Tapia, Duo Villa-Lobos performs his works all over the world.

Compositions of Jovan Pesec are published by Musikverlag Trekel , Hamburg, and at the Internetplatform LOAD.CD (

Concerts by Jovan Pesec were performed by Ungarischen Kammerphilharmonie, Burgkapelle Bratislava and Czech Virtuosi under Georg Kugi and by Ensemble Neue Streicher under Peter Wesenauer.

November 2006 the first performance of the concerto “” with Czech Virtuosi (strings) and Heinz Irmler (Jovaluna) under the conductor Georg Kugi is on schedule.

A compilation of compositions by Jovan Peschetz is available online at the link


Jovan Pesec