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Aljaž Cvirn

Hubenstrasse 20

8057 Zürich

T: +41 76 509 45 95

E: aljaz.cvirn@gmail.com

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classical guitarist

Aljaž

 
Events

2018

Aug

18

Aug

24

Oct

12

Aljaž Cvirn and Melanie Gehri (voice) 

Private Event 

Munich, Germany

Quintet Gamma 

Stadtmuseum Bad Ischl

Austria

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello)

CAG Competition 

New York, USA

Oct 

20

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello)

Kammermusikkonzerte Feldberg

Germany

Jun

1

Aljaž Cvirn (solo)

Master recital 
Zhdk, Switzerland

May

17

May

13

Mar

24

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello), Vesperae Musicae,

Slovenia

Aljaž Cvirn (solo),

Lucerne Guitar Festival

Switzerland

Zürich Guitar Quartet

Zürich Guitar Days

Switzerland

Jan

1

 
Biography

Aljaž Cvirn (1992) is a young Slovenian classical guitarist. He graduated in 2014 at the Akademija za glasbo in Ljubljana (Slovenia), where he studied in the class of prof. Tomaž Rajterič. In the same year, he proceeded with his master studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Switzerland) in the class of prof. Anders Miolin, where he also finished his second master’s degree in 2018.

He performed throughout Europe; in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, where he participated in various festivals such as Zürich Guitar Days, Lucerne Guitar Festival, Postojna Guitar Week and Stradivari Stiftung. In April 2018 he recorded his debut CD, together with the German violoncellist Isabel Gehweiler. The CD was released under Solo Musica label, featuring sonatas for violoncello and guitar.

Aljaž participated in many national and international music competitions and won more than 10 first, second, third and special prizes. In 2014 he received the Prešeren Award, awarded by the Akademija za glasbo in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Music critics on several occasions recognized the quality and value of his performances, on one occasion his performance was described as follows: "The young duo, takes the technical hurdles with breathtaking sovereignty and an astonishing flair for pointed characterization of the presented pieces to the day." (Walter Bronner, Weiler Zeitung)

His guitar repertoire is very diverse. He performs classical works of all periods from the Renaissance, the Baroque to the modern period of the 20th century music. A big part of his repertoire consists of a great amount of chamber music in different formations.


 

Events

2019

May

17

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello)

Wekplatz Geige

Zürich, Switzerland

May

30

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello)

Hombis Salon

Zürich Switzerland

Jun

13

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello)

Hombis Salon

Zürich, Switzerland

Jun

28

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello)

Festival Sonaare 

Aarau, Switzerland

Aug

10

Aljaž Cvirn and Eva Jensterle (flute)

Poletje v Bohinju
Bohinj, Slovenia

Aug

13

Recording session

Baros records

Dvorec Novo Celje, Slovenia

Aug

23

Kvintet Gamma

Stadtmuseum

Bad Ischl, Austria

Sep1

Aljaž Cvirn and Isabel Gehweiler (cello), 

Musikwoche, Braunwald

Braunwald, Switzerland

Media
Video
A. Barrios Mangore: Choro de Saudade

Recorded in June 2015, Baros Records

A. Piazzolla: Invierno porteno, arr. Sergio Assad

Recorded in November 2013, Baros Records

J. Dowland: Fantasia nr. 7

Recorded in April 2014, Baros Records

J. S. Bach: Prelude, BWV 997

Recorded in February 2017, Baros Records

 
 
 
Discography

Description

 

The guitarist Aljaž Cvirn and cellist Isabel Gehweiler have been performing as a duo since 2016, making the cello-guitar repertoire known to a wider audience. Both musicians have won prizes in numerous competitions and triumphed together as a duo in the Paola Ruminelli Competition in 2017. The distinctive combination of the two instruments creates a magical, refined intimacy that is worthy of a chamber ensemble. Although original compositions are rare, a number of arrangements, including that of Franz Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata for cello and guitar, have become staple pieces for the duo.

The two musicians approach the complex sonata genre from a great variety of stylistic angles, with their two instruments imparting a sea of tone colours on a comprehensive journey through different styles and performance practices.

 

 

The new CD with sonatas for cello and guitar can be bought on

iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/schubert-gnattali-vivaldi-sonaten-f%C3%BCr-cello-und-gitarre/1368679290 )

and Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Sonatas-Violoncello-Guitar-Vivaldi-Gehweiler/dp/B079JPFSGF ).