unfortunately won't participate this year.
TOMAŽ RAJTERIČ was born in Ljubljana, where he started his music education at the age of eight. He made his first steps on the guitar at the age of ten and later studied in Geneva, Lausanne and Salzburg. Early, he started performing on concert stages and attending competitions for young musicians, where he regularly received top awards. Before the age of twenty, he was prize winner of important international competitions (Sablé, Belgrade, Rio de Janeiro).
As a soloist or a member of different chamber groups, especially duos with notable instrumentalists and singers, he has performed across Slovenian, around Europe in South America, the USA and Asia. He is invited to international guitar festivals and collaborates with different orchestras. He is considered a sensitive performer of guitar music, who approaches works from different style periods–from the renaissance, baroque masters and Bach, classicism and romanticism to popular Spanish and Latin American composers and contemporary music–with equal zeal.
He has successfully collaborated with Slovenian composers, premiering a number of their works. He likes to place their music in his concert programmes regularly, for which he gets a favourable reception by the audience.
His discography includes three solo records: one with music by Albeniz and Villa-Lobos, another with selected guitar works from the 20th century and the third with contemporary Slovenian music. In addition, he has made many recordings for the archive of the Radio Slovenia. Beside performing and recording, he is Full Professor at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana.