My musical biography
“When I was six I heard most beautiful music coming out of the radio and I told my parents I wanted to play that instrument. It was broadcast of slovenian flautist Irena Grafenauer performing Mozart.”
“Boris Bizjak’s performance was a triumph. His technique completely transcended the barriers that the instrument puts in the way of a performer.”
Jure Dobovišek, Dnevnik
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 flautist Pierre Yves Artaud (CNSMDP). His teachers were also George Alirol, Fedja Rupel, Marzio Conti and Jasenka Jelacic.
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.
He 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.
He is currently actively performing as a soloist and a chamber musician. His recent performance with British pianist Simon Lane at 62. Ljubljana Festival was publicly and critically acclaimed. Recent collaboration as a soloist with orchestra includes City of London Chamber Orchestra, London Euphonia Orchestra, Solisti Divini and Slovenian Philharmonic String Ensemble.
The newest CD release 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 of W. A. Mozart’s Sonata for two pianos in D Major K. 448 / 375a.
Boris is also founder of Hedone Records and cofounder of Blackheath International Chamber Music Festival.