11 June / 18:00
Philharmonic Hall
Bojan Gorišek, piano (Slovenia)

Bojan Gorišek is the leading Slovenian pianist in the field of contemporary music and known around the world for recording the complete piano opus (10 CDs – more than 11 hours of music) of Erik Satie for the Blaricum Music Group, which was rated among the best recordings ever made. Bojan Gorišek was for many years the exclusive recording artist of Blaricum Music Group.

During his career he worked with Luciano Berio, Vinko Globokar, Jane Manning, George Crumb and others. As well with many orchestras and chamber groups he performed all over Europe, Asia and  America: Musikferein - Wien, Fontane Haus - Berlin, Musicora – Paris, Merkin Hall – New York, Steinway Hall - New York, Kennedy Center - Washington, Teresa Carreno Concert Hall - Caracas, Beijing Concert Hall, etc.

For Blaricum Music Group Bojan Gorišek, known for his interpretations of minimalist music, has recorded 4 CDs of music by George Crumb, and the piano sonata «Concord» by Charles Ives. He recorded the complete piano opuses of Marij Kogoj, Aldo Kumar, and Milko Lazar for various record companies in Slovenia. Milko Lazar and Aldo Kumar in fact each composed three piano concertos particularly for Bojan Gorišek, which were recorded and performed many times in Slovenia and abroad.

Most recently, he has impressed the musical world with his interpretations of Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass.

Bojan Gorišek won several awards for his work, including the most recent prestigious national award for art Nagrada Prešernovega sklada in 2006. He is now a professor for chamber music at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.