The cellist Klemen Hvala acquired his education at the Conservatory Ljubljana under Professor Matija Lorenz, he continued his education at the Academy of Musik Ljubljana under Professor Miloš Mlejnik and completed his studies with excellence. He participaated masterclasses for chamber music with Y. Gutman, M. Mlejnik, H. Fister, I. Ozim and other renowned professors. Already during his studies he was a member of various chamber music ensembles such as Ljubljana Cello Quartet, String Quartet Aurel, String Quartet Muzina and chamber orchestras – Chamber Orchestra of the Carinthian Music Academy and Chamber Orchestra Slovenicum. After his graduate studies he became a member of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and was a year later one of the founding members of the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra. In the ensemble he worked as a cellist and assistant to the Artistic Director and in 2001 he took over the artistic leadership of the ensemble. At about the same time the series Harmony of The Spheres (Sozvočje svetov) was created which the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra carried out in cooperation with the National Gallery Ljubljana.  His broad experience and knowledge acquired during his management of the ensembles was notably furthered by his Masters degree in Management. 

Aside from working in the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the cellist Klemen Hvala also works with the String Quartet Godalika, which is especially focusing on alternative non-classical musical genres, performing at many significant stages in Slovenia (Festival Druga godba, Jazz Cerkno, Radikal šik, Cankarjevi torki, Festival Lent), with musicians such as Vasko Atanasovski, Samo Šalamon, Drago Ivanuša, Nino de Gleria, Boštjan Gombač and did guest performances (in the jazz club Joe's pub Manhattan, New York). As a member of the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra, Klemen Hvala has received several awards: The Prešeren Fund Award (1999), Župančič Award (2004), Betetto Award (2006) and the Plaque of the City of Ljubljana (2012). In the season 2011/12 he performed as cello in the theatre performance The Storm by A. Ostrovsky in the Municipal Theatre Ljubljana. In 2012 this very performance won all awards at the Maribor Borštnik Theatre Festival including the Music Award for music "which was marvellously carried out by the Volga Ensemble".