Vita

Blaž Šparovec was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1994 and initially studied the clarinet with Andrej Zupan at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, before continuing to work with François Benda at the University of Arts in Berlin. His remarkable study achievements brought him the Škerjančeva and the DAAD Prize.

 

As a soloist and chamber musician, Blaž Šparovec has won four first prizes in national competitions and no fewer than seven in international competition. In 2012 he represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Young Musician Competition in Vienna, having previously won a special prize at the 2011 Concertino International Radio Competition in Prague. In 2014 he won first prize in the hülsta woodwinds competition and he was awarded first prize as well the audience prize in the Aeolus Wind Competition.

 

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Slovenian National Philharmonic, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Academic State Capella, the RTV Slovenia Symphonic Orchestra and various chamber orchestras. He has given chamber recitals all over German and also in Switzerland, Italy, Russia and Slovenia, as well appearing on regular basis at leading international festivals, such as Musical Olympus, Fränkische Musiktage, Next Generation Festival, Festival Ljubljana. In the 2013/14 season he performed the Rotkäppchen by G. Aperghis at the Berlin State Opera. Among the artists with whom he has shared a platform are Bernarda and Marcos Fink, Marko Letonja, Emmauel Villaume, Shirley Brill and Jens-Peter Maintz.

 

He has been cooperating with young composers and recorded for the RTV Slovenia. In 2015 his debut-CD Enter clarinet with works by Debussy, Weber, Rossini, Denisov and Penderecki has been released.

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