Anže Rupnik

Anže Rupnik (1996) was born in Celje, Slovenia. His musical education began in music school Sevnica under the wing of Matjaž Škoberne. 2011 he was given an official commendation from the city of Sevnica. In June 2015 he graduated at the Conservatorium for Music and Ballet Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the class of Professor Oskar Laznik.

He is a special prize and scholarschip holder of the Deutcher Musikwettbewerb 2017. He won the first prize at the National competition »Temsig« Slovenia (2013), first prize at the »Davorin Jenko international competition Beograd« (2015), second prize at the »International Marco Fiorindo Competition« in Torino (2013). In 2019 he won the first prize at the intern competition of the HfMT Cologne.

Since 2015 he is a scholar of Posavje region in Slovenia and from 2016 to 2019 scholar of Yehudi Menuhin–LiveMusicNow Köln e.V. In the year 2018 and 2019 he recieved the scholarship "Deutschland Stipendium".

In summer 2019 he finished his "Bachelor" studies at the Hochschule für Music und Tanz Köln with the highest possible grade in the world renowned saxophone class of Professor Daniel Gauthier. From october 2019 he studies "Master of Music" in two different subjects, »Interpretation New Musik« in the class of Professor David Smeyers and  "Saxophon Solo" in the class of Prof. Daniel Gauthier.

He has regular concerts as a soloist or as a member of different chamber music ensembles in Germany and abroad. Since July 2016 he is a member of the Xenon saxophone quartet and Ensemble 87 and since Oktober 2017 a member of the contemporary musik ensemble, Ensemble 20/21. His regular contemporary music partner is the slovenian accordeonist Vili Korosec. His live recordings are often played on radio sations like WDR, MDR, SWR, NDR and Deutschlandfunk.

In Januar 2018 he was invited to play with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. It gave him the opportunity to play in concert halls like Cologne Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Musikverein Wienna, Alte Oper Frankfurt.

He premiered pieces from Georg Katzer, Lisa Streich, Daniel Alvarado Bonila, Damian Scholl, Christoph Stöber. He worked with important contemporary music composers like Georg Friederich Haas, Mathias Spalinger, Jose Maria Sanchez-Verdu, Uros Rojko, Daniel Alvarado Bonilla and more.

He regularly complements his musical knowledge by world renowned musicians, such as: Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett), Heime Müller (Artemis Quartettt), Ulrich Isfort (Minguet Quartet), Premysl Vojta, Claude Delangle, Koryun Asatryan, Jean-Marie Londeix, Arno Bornkamp, Emmanuel Pahud and Julien Beaudiment.