Matej Grahek



Biography

Matej Grahek, principal flutist of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra since 1997, also holds the position of Associate Professor at the Ljubljana Music Academy, where he graduated in 1999. He finished his postgraduate studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum, studying with Professor Irena Grafenauer in 2001. Whilst studying, he received several rewards in various competitions nationally and internationally including four first prizes in the National Music Competition for young Musicians. In 2001 he was a finalist at the EBU International Competition in Bratislava and in 2006 a semifinalist at the ARD International Competition in Munich with the ArtVento Woodwind Quintet. As principal flutist of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Matej Grahek has worked with world-renowned conductors including Carlos Kleiber, Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Sanderling, Serge Baudo, and others. He regularly performs as soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic and Big Band RTV Sloveni, and collaborates with a number of different chamber groups that have performed nationally and abroad (Austria, Italy, France, Hungary, Spain, Germany, the U.S., and Japan). To date, Grahek has released 11 CD recordings, six of which are solo projects with chamber groups and orchestras. In 2000 he won the Zlati Petelin, the so-called Slovenian Grammy Award, in the category of best chamber music albums, for his Opus di Jazz CD. In 2003, he released his solo CD project with Big Band RTV Slovenia. His latest recording project is a recording of Mozart Flute Quartets recorded with soloists from the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Matej Grahek, principal flutist of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra since 1997, also holds the position of Associate Professor at the Ljubljana Music Academy, where he graduated in 1999. He finished his postgraduate studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum, studying with Professor Irena Grafenauer in 2001. Whilst studying, he received several rewards in various competitions nationally and internationally including four first prizes in the National Music Competition for young Musicians. In 2001 he was a finalist at the EBU International Competition in Bratislava and in 2006 a semifinalist at the ARD International Competition in Munich with the ArtVento Woodwind Quintet. As principal flutist of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Matej Grahek has worked with world-renowned conductors including Carlos Kleiber, Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Sanderling, Serge Baudo, and others. He regularly performs as soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic and Big Band RTV Sloveni, and collaborates with a number of different chamber groups that have performed nationally and abroad (Austria, Italy, France, Hungary, Spain, Germany, the U.S., and Japan). To date, Grahek has released 11 CD recordings, six of which are solo projects with chamber groups and orchestras. In 2000 he won the Zlati Petelin, the so-called Slovenian Grammy Award, in the category of best chamber music albums, for his Opus di Jazz CD. In 2003, he released his solo CD project with Big Band RTV Slovenia. His latest recording project is a recording of Mozart Flute Quartets recorded with soloists from the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. www.matejgrahek.com

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/15/2014: Flute Loops

Internationally acclaimed flutists Nina Assimakopoulos and Matej Grahek and pianist Tadej Horvat present a blend of multicultural works combining classical, jazz, rock, folk, Caribbean, Asian, and South American musical influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia.

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