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IC Davorin Jenko 2017

Balázs Piri Árpád


Bassoon Jury

He is a solo bassoonist at the SNG Opera and Ballet orchestra in Ljubljana.

High school education he has received in Subotica in the class of Gyorgi Olah. Musical education continued at the Music Academy of Ferenc Liszt in Budapest in the class of Gabor Janota. Since 1998 he was a student of the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of professor Bozidar Tumpej, where he graduated in 2003. He attended the master classes of recognized European bassoonist such as Herman Frentišek, Sergio Azzolini and Slowind. Several times he took part in international youth orchestras (Tirol Festspiele Erl, Juenesse Musica Swiss, Europäische Akademie Ensemble). He received two first prizes and gold medals at the national competition for young musicians in Slovenia. In 2006 he achieved the Prešern Award for outstanding musical achievements.

With wind quintet Artvento (oboe - Jonathan Mauch, flute - Matthew Grahek, clarinet - Tadej Kenig, bassoon - Arpad Balazs-Piri, horn - Andrej Zust) in 2006 participated on the ARD competition in Munich where quintet won 6th place. With the quintet he has performed throughout Europe (Italy, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, the United States, Albania, Slovenia). In 2008 the quintet released their first CD for the German record label Trio. As a soloist he performed accompanied by an orchestra SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, led by conductor Loris Voltolini in the hall of the Slovenian Philharmonic. He has also performed with the Orchestra of Subotica Philharmonic. Regularly held solo recitals in Slovenia and abroad. Collaborates regularly with orchestras of RTV Slovenia, the Slovenian Philharmonic, Opera and Ballet Maribor. In 2016 he collaborated with the RCO Concertgebow led by Daniele Gatti. He is a regular member and mentor in the international orchestra Branimir Slokar Academy Master's degree gained at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of Professor Mirko Isaevskog and Zarko Perisic. He teaches at the music school in Koper.