Andrej Grafenauer (SLO)
Andrej Grafenauer
Andrej Grafenauer
Andrej Grafenauer (1958) started the study of guitar under professor Tomaž Šegula in Ljubljana and continued on High school for Music in Graz (Austria), where he graduated in the class of professor Marga Bäuml-Klasinc. He perfected his knowledge under professor Abel Carlevaro, the famous guitar virtuoso from Uruguay.

Andrej Grafenauer performs solo in Slovenia and aboard with repertoire from renaissance to contemporary works of Slovenian composers, many of them he gave first performance. He gives concerts also in different chamber casts - guitar duo, duo with cello, violin, flute, recorder, guitar, violin and cello trio and with string quartet.

He also issued many soundtracks, among them two CDs with works of Slovenian composers for guitar, CDs with Mertz's Bardenklänge, with Bach works, CDs with guitar duo music etc.

Andrej Grafenauer is intensivily devoted to his pedagogical work as full professor and dean at the Ljubljana University - Academy of Music, where he also introduced the high school programme for guitar.

In 2000 Andrej Grafenauer was the only winner of Betetto price, the Slovenian professional association price for classical music performance.

 A beautifull recital of Andrej Grafenauer, his interpretation was exact, careful and personal
( Messagero Veneto )

The concert was a great success...A. Grafenauer performed works of J. S. Bach and N. Paganini with a masterly clearnes
( Il Gazzetino )

The performer really proved to be a great master ...Altough a guitar is an accordic instrument in Grafenauer hands it sang like a string instrument
( Večer )

Excelent classical performance by the guitar player Andrej Grafenauer ... at the end Andrej and Irena Grafenauer shared intimacy of their guitar and flute with the audience .. an excelent celebrations concert of our great interpretors
( Delo )