Grafenauer (1958) started the study of guitar under professor Tomaž
Šegula in Ljubljana and continued on High school for Music in Graz
(Austria), where he graduated in the class of professor Marga
Bäuml-Klasinc. He perfected his knowledge under professor Abel
Carlevaro, the famous guitar virtuoso from Uruguay.
Andrej Grafenauer performs solo in Slovenia and aboard with
repertoire from renaissance to contemporary works of Slovenian
composers, many of them he gave first performance. He gives concerts
also in different chamber casts - guitar duo, duo with cello, violin,
flute, recorder, guitar, violin and cello trio and with string
He also issued many soundtracks, among them two CDs with works of
Slovenian composers for guitar, CDs with Mertz's Bardenklänge, with
Bach works, CDs with guitar duo music etc.
Andrej Grafenauer is intensivily devoted to his pedagogical work as
full professor and dean at the Ljubljana University - Academy of
Music, where he also introduced the high school programme for guitar.
In 2000 Andrej Grafenauer was the only winner of Betetto price, the
Slovenian professional association price for classical music
beautifull recital of Andrej Grafenauer, his interpretation was
exact, careful and personal
( Messagero Veneto )
The concert was a great success...A. Grafenauer performed works of J.
S. Bach and N. Paganini with a masterly clearnes
( Il Gazzetino )
The performer really proved to be a great master ...Altough a guitar
is an accordic instrument in Grafenauer hands it sang like a string
( Večer )
Excelent classical performance by the guitar player Andrej Grafenauer
... at the end Andrej and Irena Grafenauer shared intimacy of their
guitar and flute with the audience .. an excelent celebrations
concert of our great interpretors
( Delo )