Gorazd Strlič is considered to be one of the most recognisable cellists of the young generation. He started playing the violoncello at the age of seven by Vladimir Kovačič and proceeded to study at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana by Prof Ciril Škerjanec, where in 2007 he also finished his specialisation study programme. Gorazd has also received the Klasinc Award for outstanding artistic achievements, the student Prešeren Award and a number of outstanding results at many national and, in particular, international competitions. He often participates at festivals (Festival Maribor, Festival Ljubljana, Festival Stična, Glasbeni September, Festival Lent). He devotes a lot of his time to chamber music. Today he is a member of different chamber ensembles - Spiri Art Trio, InQuartet and the Maribor Trio.

Accompanied by the pianist Mirjam Strlič he regularly gives concerts throughout Slovenia and abroad. They have received excellent reviews for their interpretations. Gorazd Strlič is currently the leading violoncellist of the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor Orchestra and a cello professor at the Music School Antona Martina Slomška. He regularly performs as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor Symphonic Orchestra. 


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