Jure Cerkovnik (Slovenia, 1990)
is a young Slovenian classical guitarist. He graduated in 2013 from
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria) in
class of prof. Alvaro Pierri. In his class, two years later, he also
finished his master studies. At the moment, he lives in Zürich, where
he is doing his second master degree (music pedagogy) with prof.
Anders Miolin at Hochschule der Künste in Zürich.
Jure participated on many
national and international music competitions and won 17 first,
second and special prizes. He performed in many parts of Europe
(Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Slovenia) at guitar and music festivals such as Forum
Gitarre Wien, Schlossmediale Werdenberg, Vaclaff classic festival,
Sarajevo international Guitar Festival and in the concert venues such
as Arnold Schönberg Zentrum Wien, Ehrbaar Saal, National Theater
Sarajevo, Gesellschaft für Musiktheater Vienna
He performs as a
soloist or in chamber music, especially with flutist Esma
Sulejmanagiæ and violist Charlotte Fonchin. Two times he had an
opportunity to perform as a soloist with Symphonic orchestra
Simfonika from Vrhnika and Sarajevo philharmonic orchestra.
One of the critics wrote after
his concert: Cerkovnik showed that, despite his young age, he is
capable of creating a profound, narrative interpretation of serious
music impregnated with emotions. (Toma Greta)
For the next season he is
planning to release his first CD and to continue with the performing
and teaching activities (including a recital in Konzerthaus Wien).