He was born in Dubrovnik on 1 August, 1968. He started photographing at the age of 18 and became a member of the Marin Getaldić photo club. He exhibited in several exhibitions and won the third prize in 1989.
Two years later, in 1991, he enrolled in Film and Television Recording Department at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. However, he never started his studies because he decided to stay in Dubrovnik to defend the city in Homeland War.
Pavo Urban War Art
He went as a volunteer to the front line where he began his war photography series which he entitled the Rat Art (War Art). Pavo Urban was killed with his photo camera in hands on 6 December 1991 during Serbian and Montenegrin shelling and bombing of the city of Dubrovnik. His last taken photo, later entitled ‘Stone Dust over the City’, became a symbol of war destruction of Dubrovnik.
In January 2020 Adrián gave concerts in Zadar and Dubromik, Croatia, invited by the Zadar Concert Office. Then the concerts continued through Hungary, Germany and Italy.
Under the inspiration of Pavo Urban's work "Portails" Adrián created the "Tango Suite Puertas Abierta" Instrumental Suite. The sum of the Suite, traditional tangos, texts chosen from the Croatian photographer's diary and projected images of the same photographer created a show of strong drama. Feelings of deep and intimate emotion rule the atmosphere of the show, where souls gather in a magical celebration.
Adrian Placenti: piano, composición, arreglos y dirección musical
Katalin BArtha: violín
Nikola Bace: locución
Melita Ivcovick: Producción general a idea
"The greatest tragedies of humanity inevitably unite souls ..."
Booklet of the show
Concert in the "Rector's Palace/Kneževa palača", Zadar
Conciert at the "Teatro Marin Drzic" del Palacio Real, Dubrovmik