Guitar duo Aljaž Cvirn (SLO/CH) and Jure Cerkovnik (SLO/CH)
Duo Aratik
Duo Aratik


Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)                                                           INTERMEZZO, OP. 116, ŠT. 6
Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)                                                                   MALLORCA (Barcarola), OP. 202

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)                                                            ROMANZE, OP. 118

Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)                                                                    CANTOS DE ESPANA, OP. 232, ŠT. 4
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)                                                            INTERMEZZO, OP. 116, ŠT. 2

Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)                                                                    SUITE ESPAGNOLA, OP. 47

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)                                                             INTERMEZZO, OP. 118, ŠT. 2

Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)                                                                     DOS DANZAS ESPANOLAS, OP. 164
                                                                                                                     ARAGON (Jota Aragónesa)

Radames Gnattali (1906 – 1988)                                                                  SUITE RETRATOS
                                                                                                                      Pixinguinha (Choro)
                                                                                                                    Ernesto Nazareth (Valse)
                                                                                                             Ancaleto de Medeiros (Schottisch)
                                                                                                                Chiquinha Gonzaga (Corta Jaca)

Slovenian classical guitarist Jure Cerkovnik began studying guitar with prof. Anton Črnugelj in Ljubljana. He then attended the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under prof. Alvaro Pierri, where he obtained his master’s degree. He continued his education at the Zürich University of the Arts under prof. Anders Miolin and completed a master’s degree in Pedagogy and a special master’s degree in performance. During his studies, he was awarded the Škerjanc Award and more than 15 prizes at national and international guitar competitions.

As a musician and pedagogue, he works in numerous European and Asian countries. He performs at international guitar festivals in Vienna, Zagreb, Zürich, Luzerne, Aarhus, Sarajevo, Accera, Postojna and elsewhere. During 2018 and 2019, he toured Japan and Taiwan, performing as a soloist and in a duo with Toshiyuki Kumagai. In February 2017, he made his debut with a solo recital at the Vienna Konzerthaus, a central music venue in Vienna. In addition, he has performed at other renowned music venues such as Ehrbar Saal and Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall, Iwami Arts Centre in Japan, Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, Sarajevo National Theatre, Helsingør Theatre and Werdenberg Castle.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dissonance, symphony orchestra Simfonika and Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has premiered several works by Slovenian and foreign composers, who also dedicated some of their works to him. In addition to that, he regularly performs as a chamber musician in different ensembles.
In December 2017, he released his first CD Palettes, which features works by Manuel Maria Ponce, Atanas Ourkouzounov, Ferdinand Rebay and Dušan Bogdanović. In the duo Aratik, he and the guitarist Aljaž Cvirn recorded Johannes Brahm’s Intermezzi, which are featured on the CD Duality (2023).

Aljaž Cvirn (1992) is a Slovenian classical guitarist, who lives and works in Switzerland. After finishing his studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Züricher Hochschule der Künste and Musik Akademie Basel, Aljaž currently teaches guitar at the Musikschule Konservatorium Zürich and at the Kantonsschule Uster. At the same time, he is an active musician who regularly performs as a soloist and in different chamber music ensembles.

He has performed throughout Europe; in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, where he participated in various festivals such as Zürich Guitar Days, Luzerne Guitar Festival, Postojna Guitar Week and Stradivari Stiftung. His performances have taken place in many different venues, such as The Slovenian Philharmonic, Slovene National Theatre Maribor and Luzerne Symphony Orchestra concert hall. He has participated in many national and international music competitions and has won more than 10 first, second, third and special prizes.
His guitar repertoire is very diverse. He performs classical works of all periods from the Renaissance and the Baroque to the modern period of the 20th century music. A large part of his repertoire consists of chamber music in different ensembles.
In 2018 he recorded his debut CD »Sonatas for violoncello and guitar«, together with the German cellist Isabel Gehweiler. In 2020 he participated in the recording of the CD of the violinist Tanja Sonc, under the sponsorship of Bank of Slovenia. In 2023 his CD “Duality” was released by the German label Solo Musica.

In recent years he has established himself as a convincing music reproducer and chamber musician who is, in the opinion of the professional public, recognized for the perfection of his performance, deliberate style and innovative interpretational ideas. Since 2023 Aljaž is a part of the D´addario artist roster.