Izidor Erazem Grafenauer
Professor, Guitar Festival
IZIDOR ERAZEM GRAFENAUER was accepted into the Academy of Music in Ljubljana as an exceptional talent. He graduated in 2013 in the class of Prof Andrej Grafenauer. In 2017, he obtained his master’s degree in period plucked string instruments in Venice, where he studied with Prof Tiziano Bagnati. He earned his specialist degree in guitar in 2018, studying in Zagreb with Prof István Römer. In national and international competitions, he has received a number of highest prizes. He is also a recipient of two Prešeren Awards for Students, given by the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.
He regularly performs as a soloist on the guitar, baroque guitar, theorbo, baroque lute and vihuela and as a chamber musician. He has appeared in important festivals and music centres in Slovenian and various European countries (Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, Lithuania etc.). He has been invited to perform as a soloist with the following orchestras: the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Maribor SNG Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva Moskva, La voce strumentale, the Klaipeda chamber orchestra, the Dubrovnik Chamber Orchestra etc. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with numerous renowned international instrumentalists and singers.
His first album was published by the Divya Records in 2018 with music for the baroque lute. In December 2019, his second album was released by the Baros Records, featuring works for the guitar and chamber ensembles with the guitar by Slovenian composers. He teaches the lute and period plucked string instruments at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.