Volodja Balzalorsky

Volodja Balzalorsky

 Ljubljana
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Volodja Balzalorsky is renowned Slovenian concert violinist who has performed in many international music festivals and concert series throughout Europe, and North America. Heis recipient of multiple international music awards.

Critics have described him as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, and a rich, full tone.

Biography

HIGHLIGHTS:
Four Nominations for Volodja Balzalorsky at 13th Annual Independent Music Awards "IMA"
13th Annual Live Performance Album Nominee
13th Annual Instrumental EP Nominee
13th Annual Live Performance EP Nominee (twice) 
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Fanfare recommends Volodja Balzalorsky's Live Collection: According to Fanfare -- The Magazine for Serius Record Collectors, Volodja Balzalorsky's four CDs on Cantabel have made available some stunning live performances, all reviewed in issues of Fanfare and deserve high recommendation. Compared with some great violin legends such as Kreisler, Szigeti, Oistrakh and Stern, Balzalorsky's Live recordings received the highest critical acclaim.

AWARDS:
Hollywood Music in Media Award - Best Classical
Inland Empire Music Award - Best International Artist
The Ontario Independent Music Award - Best International Artist.
The Canary Islands Music Award -Category: Interpretation-Instrumental (Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck).

Julij Betetto Music Award 2006 - the highest music award in Slovenia for classical music.

Volodja Balzalorsky is renowned Slovenian concert violinist who has performed in many international music festivals and concert series throughout Europe, and North America.

Critics have described him as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, and a rich, full tone.
Volodja Balzalorsky is particularly active in the field of chamber music. He performs with several well known international groups and ensembles. Critics comment on the degree to which he is able to develop and maintain unity with his musical partners in this milieu, presenting "...an exceptional harmony of ease and authenticity of performance...".
Volodja Balzalorsky has made extensive live and archival radio and TV recordings in various countries.
Volodja Balzalorsky considers teaching an important and complementary part of his artistic career (Violin class at the Music Academy of University of Ljubljana), and regularly gives master classes in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Great Britain, and the United States.

After graduating from the class of professor Igor Ozim at the Music University in Cologne, Germany, he continued his studies in Moscow with Galina Barinova at the Conservatorium P.I.Tchaikovsky, with Josip Klima at the Music Academy in Zagreb, where he received his Master's Degree, and with the eminent Czech violinist Josef Suk at the Universitat fur Musik in Vienna.


Discography

New Digital Releases now available on iTunes, Amazon,, eMusic, Napster Rhapsody and worldwide through IODA digital distribution:

Releases by Cantabel Productions:
Live Collection of Volodja Balzalorsky Vol. 1- 4:
LIVE IN VIENNA, LIVE IN BELGRADE, LIVE IN MARIBOR, LIVE FROM THE FESTIVAL ROGASKA SUMMER

OTHER CDs
SLOVENIAN SOLOISTS
CD - Neuburger Barock Konzerte 1999
Volodja Balzalorsky-Soloist with FreiburgerBarockSolisten 1999
CD Neuburger Barock Konzerte 2000
Volodja Balzalorsky-Soloist with FreiburgerBarockSolisten 2000

Set List

TOURING POSSIBILITIES - PROGRAMME PROPOSALS - REPERTOIRE

DUO (violin-piano) with Julian Riem or with Hinko Haas

AMAEL PIANO TRIO: (www.amaeltrio.com) Tatjana Ognjanovic-piano, Volodja Balzalorsky-violin, Damir Hamidulin-cello

DUO (violin-guitar) with guitarists Flavio Cucchi and Sasa Dejanovic(www.flaviocucchi.com)

NEW: Duo (violin- accordion) with Luka Juhart (www.lukajuhart.com)or Primoz Parovel (www.primozparovel.com)

Additional performance-touring possibilities:

ENSEMBLE OUVERTURE - contemporary music (Volodja Balzalorsky artistic director): Compositions for diverse instruments

PERCUSSION PLUS PROJECT (USA) (www.percussionplusproject.com) - Programme for Violin and Percussion instruments: from Duo to small chamber orchestra

Other constant partners for violin-piano duo: Vladislav Kovalsky, piano (USA), Marina Horak, piano (Slovenia),
Jaksa Zlatar, piano (Croatia),