Boris Bizjak, baroque flute
Boris Bizjak regularly performs as a soloist and a chamber musician. In 2016 he was selected by the Slovenian Government to perform a series of concerts in Slovenia, the UK, the USA and Japan to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Slovenian Independence. His recent performance with British pianist Simon Lane at 62. Ljubljana Festival was publicly and critically acclaimed; one of the reviews described his concert as “extraordinary, filled with unprecedented musical message”.
Recent collaboration as a soloist with orchestra includes Slovenian Philharmonic String Ensemble, City of London Chamber Orchestra, London Euphonia Orchestra and Solisti Divini.
His latest CD release in collaboration with flutist Marko Zupan and pianist Yoko Misumi, “Music for two Flutes and Piano” of classical and romantic era, features a world premiere recording of a romantic masterpiece by Johannes Frederik Frohlich – Duet in C minor and a new arrangement (for two flutes and piano) of W. A. Mozart’s Sonata for two pianos in D Major K. 448 / 375a.
Boris has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Slovenia, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, Serbia, The Netherlands and China in halls such as the Beijing Concert Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall and Gallus Hall in Cankarjev Dom.
Currently London-based Slovenian flautist Boris Bizjak graduated from the ENMP “Alfred Cortot” in Paris, where he obtained the “Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste” guided by renowned French flautists Pierre Yves Artaud (CNSMDP) and George Alirol. His teachers were also Fedja Rupel (Academy of Ljubljana), Marzio Conti and Jasenka Jelacic (Ljubljana Conservatoire).
Throughout his studies Boris won number of classical flute competitions – he is a 1st prizewinner of the International Flute Competition in Picardie, France. Three times 1st prizewinner of the Slovenian National Flute Competition and twice prizewinner of the Slovenian National Chamber Music Competition.
Boris was granted a number of concerts as the young Slovenian music artist winner as well as a scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.
Boris is also recording engineer at Hedone Records and cofounder of Blackheath International Chamber Music Festival.