boris bizjak flute
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 performances at Ljubljana Festival were all publicly and critically acclaimed. He is regularly performing with Slovenian Philharmonic String Ensemble as a soloist, most recent performances include Mozart's concerto for harp and flute, J.S.Bach's Brandenburg concerto no.5, Bach's triple concerto for harpsichord , flute and violin BWV 1044 and C.P.E Bach's concerto for flute in D minor under Dimitry Sitkovetsky. Other concerto collaborations with orchestras include City of London Chamber Orchestra, London Euphonia Orchestra, SNG Maribor Orchestra, Solisti Divini and London Brandenburg Soloists.
Boris' recordeded CDs with pianist Maria Canyigueral for Hedone records as well as with flutist Marko Zupan and pianist Yoko Misumi, “Music for two Flutes and Piano” of classical and romantic era, which 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.