Matej Pavić was born in 1989 in Bjelovar, Croatia. His musical education started in „Vatroslav Lisinski“ music school in Bjelovar with professor Mladen Novoselec. He studied clarinet on the Academy of Music in Zagreb where he graduated in the class of professor Davor Reba. He spent the winter semester (academic year 2011/2012) on Erasmus student exchange on the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia where he worked with professor Tadej Kenig.
In 2011, an international expert commission assembled of soloists from “Wiener Philharmoniker” and “Berliner Philharmoniker” selected him for the „Orchester Akademie Ossiach“ scholarship. He attended seminars held by many famous clarinet players such as Radovan Cavallin, Željko Milić, Jože Kotar, Mate Bekavac, Philippe Cuper, Tadej Kenig, Ante Grgin, Davor Reba, Chen Halevi, and Francois Benda. On state competitions held by the Croatian association of music and dance pedagogues, he won many prizes such as 1st prize and 1st place in the discipline of Chamber music (clarinet quartet) in Opatija in 2006. He was a semifinalist of the 1st Croatian young music artists competition “Papandopulo” in 2012. In 2013 he won 3rd prize on Varaždin International Music Meeting. From 2012 to 2014 he works as a clarinet professor in the „Blagoje Bersa“ music school in Zagreb. From 2014 he works as a principal clarinet player in Rijeka Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of Rijeka Woodwind Trio.