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Timotej Kosovinc

Timotej Kosovinc (1991) began his music career as early as seven years old. At the age of ten, he wrote his first original composition and he performed his first solo concert at the age of twelve. Due to his convincing performance, ability and outstanding technical skills he has won acclaim both from his professors as well as the wider audience.

Since 2010, he has been studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien). He finished his guitar studies under the world renowned professor Alvaro Pierri and is still studying composition under the professor Detlev Müller Siemens; in addition, he has attended a great deal of masterclasses by some of the greatest guitar masters including David Newman, Beat Furrer, Lalo Schifrin, Pepe Romero, Pavel Steidl, Paul O'Dette, Costas Cotsiolis, Carlo Domeniconi, Philippe Villa, Graham Devine, Konrad Ragossnig and many others.

He is the winner of many competitions. Among others, he has won the European guitar competition ”Citta di Gorizia” Premio Enrico Mercatali (Italy), the ”Guitar Art Summer Fest” international competition (Montenegro) and the ”Temsig” national competition (Slovenia).

In 2010 the ”Škerjančeva nagrada” prize was awarded to him and he performed the Tedesco »Concert in D-Major (op. 99)« with the KGBL Orchestra.

In february 2016 he performed »Concierto de Aranjuez« (by Joaquin Rodrigo) with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

As one of the best guitarists of his generation, he often performs in Slovenia, as well as in Austria, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro and France. Apart from performing solo-concerts and composing, he is also very active as a chamber musician.

In his music career he has also experienced other genres such as flamenco, jazz and pop. While on stage, communication with the audience is the most important element of performance. He says: “The audience can be impressed by outstanding technique, extreme virtuosity, pure musicality, but they will always appreciate it most if one starts talking through music.”

”Guitarist and composer Timotej Kosovinc has revealed his identity; during his studies in Vienna he developed in both ways and as it seems, he does it naturally and in a balanced way.”

(Delo, Slovenia)

”… in his live and profound interpretations the guitar is not just a regular instrument, used as a tone producing medium , but an active part of the guitarist himself.”

(Radio Ars, Slovenia)

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