BOJAN GORISEK | BIOGRAPHY
Born in Celje, Slovenia in 1962. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia and completed his studies with Herbert Henck in Cologne, Germany.
He has worked with a variety of conductors, composers and performers; Luciano Berio, Vinko Globokar, Henri Dutilleux, George Crumb, Jane Manning, Irena Grafenauer, John-Edward Kelly, David Harman, Walter Proost, Les Percussion de Strasbourg,...
He has performed throughout Europe (Germany, Italy, Finland, France, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom), Russia, USA, South America and China, in some of the most prominent venues in the world; Musikferein (Vienna), Vatroslav Lisinski (Zagreb), Cankarjev dom (Ljubljana), Tiergarten Kirche (Berlin), Cite Internationale Des Arts (Paris), Opera Comique (Paris), Musicora (Paris), Midem (Cannes), Nybrokajen (Stockholm), Louisville Concert Hall (Louisville), Merkin Hall (New York), Steinway Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), Teresa Carreno Concert Hall (Caracas), Teatro Colon (Bogota), Beijing Concert Hall (Beijing), Philharmonic Hall (Voronezh), Henry Wood Hall (London),...
He recorded Erik Satie’s complete piano opus (10 CDs), George Crumb’s complete opus for piano and two pianos (4 CDs), and Charles Ives’ Concord-Sonata for the Dutch label Blaricum Music Group (Audiophile Classics series), for which he was the exclusive recording artist for many years, as well as Erik Satie’s works for the British label LTM Recordings and Philip Glass’ Solo Piano and The Complete Piano Etudes (1-20) for the Dutch label Sound Factory/Factory of Sounds. Most recently, he has received high regard for his interpretations of Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass. In 2013 he released another CD by Satie — his second recording after 22 years, recorded in an art gallery housed in a former monastery, that is known for its unique acoustics.
He was awarded the Golden Bird award in 1986, the Preseren Fund award for creativity in the field of music in 2006 and the Zupancic award for exceptional creations in the fields of art and culture in 2019.
He is a professor for chamber music at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and regularly performs recitals and concerts.