unfortunately won't participate this year.
ANDREJ GRAFENAUER started learning the guitar with Tomaž Šegula. He studied at the High School of Music in Graz where he graduated in the class of Prof Marge Bäuml-Klasinc. He had additional training with internationally renowned artists, such as the Uruguayan guitarist Abel Carlevaro. As a guitar soloist and a member of small chamber groups, he has appeared in concert series and festivals in Slovenia.
Andrej Grafenauer has performed all around Europe, presenting music from different periods and styles, from the renaissance to contemporary music. He is an internationally acclaimed artist, who has been teaching at the Ljubljana Academy of Music as a professor of guitar since 1992, gives masterclasses and is a member of juries in important international guitar competitions.
His highest achieving students are winners of international and national competitions.
He has recorded several albums both as a soloist and as a member of a guitar duo, among them two are dedicated to works by Slovenian composers, while others mainly feature music from the baroque and romantic era. From 2009 to 2017 he served as Dean of the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana. He is the recipient of the Slovene Music Artists Association prize, the Betetto award for best original music achievement and the Gold Plaque of the University of Ljubljana.