Gymnopédies & Gnossiennes

Artist Bojan Gorišek
Title Gymnopédies & Gnossiennes
Release Date Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Genre Classical > Instrumental
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Bojan Gorišek is the leading Slovenian pianist of contemporary music

He is best known for recording the complete piano opus (10 CDs) of Erik Satie for the Audiophile Classics label of Blaricum Music Group of the Netherlands. Those recordings, rated among the best ever made, represent the most complete review of Satie’s piano compositions to date. Bojan Gorišek was for many years the exclusive recording artist of Blaricum Music Group. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and continued his studies in Cologne with Herbert Henck, one of the most important European specialists in contemporary piano music. Gorišek has worked with a variety of conductors, composers and performers - Luciano Berio, Vinko Globokar, Henri Dutilleux, George Crumb, Jane Manning, Irena Grafenauer, John-Edward Kelly, David Harman, Walter Proost, Les Percussion de Strasbourg, and others - and has performed at many venues throughout Europe, United States, South America, Russia, and Asia. Well-known for his interpretations of minimalist music, Gorišek has recorded 32 CDs to date of which also four CDs by George Crumb and the piano sonata ”Concord” by Charles Ives for Blaricum Music Group. He has also recorded the complete piano opuses of a number of the Slovenian composers. Most recently, he has received high regard for his interpretations of Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass. In 2012 he has recorded another CD by Satie - his second recording done in an old Monastery known for a unique reverberation time (12-15 seconds). Most lately, in 2013, he has as well recorded two CDs by Philip Glass. He has won several awards for his work, including the Golden Bird Award and the most prestigious national award for art, the Prešeren Fund Award, for creativity in the field of music. Bojan Gorišek is a professor for chamber music at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and regularly performs recitals and concerts. BOJAN GORIŠEK: selected discography - »Philip Glass, Solo Piano« Bojan Gorisek – piano Audiophile Classics (Netherlands), 2013 APC 101060 » Milko Lazar – Koda Chopin« Bojan Gorišek – piano Mettis Muzika MET CD 003, 2011 »Erik Satie: Dada Works and Entr'actes« Bojan Gorišek – piano LTM Great Britain, LTMCD 2474, 2007 »Erik Satie: Avant-Dernieres Pensees: Selected Pianos Works, Vol. 1 - Bojan Gorišek – piano LTM Great Britain, LTMCD 2501, 2007 »Erik Satie: Cubist Works« Bojan Gorišek – piano LTM Great Britain, LTMCD 2406, 2006 - »Erik Satie: Musique de la Rose-Croix; Pages Mystiques; Uspud« Bojan Gorišek – piano Richar Camerun-Wolfe – piano LTM Great Britain, LTMCD 2469, 2006 - »Milko Lazar – Prêt-à-porter Variations« - Bojan Gorišek – piano - Milko Lazar – piano - Tjaša Šketako – piano - Marjan Peternel - piano - (Music for two and four pianos by Milko Lazar) ZKP RTVSLO, 2007 - »Milko Lazar – Album 2004-2006« Bojan Gorisek – piano »Pocket Concerto No. 1« for piano and orchestra ZKP RTVSLO, 2007 - »Gorišek Lazar Two Pianos« Bojan Gorišek – piano Milko Lazar – piano Music for two pianos by Milko Lazar ZKP RTVSLO, 2006 - »Milko Lazar – Album 1999-2002« Bojan Gorisek – piano »Triple Concerto« for piano, symphony orchestra and jazz orchestra Ed. DSS 200031, 2003 - »Milko Lazar – Concerto For Piano And Jazz Orchestra« Bojan Gorišek – piano »Concerto for piano and jazz orchestra« »Sonata No. 1« for alto saxophone and piano »Sonata No. 2« for harp and piano ZKP RTVSLO, 2001 - »Hrepenenja« Kurt Weill's music Vita Mavrič & Bojan Gorišek ZKP RTVSLO 2001 - »Charles Ives, Concord Sonata« Bojan Gorisek – piano Audiophile Classics (Amsterdam), 1999......and early works. Main solo repertoire: Eric Satie Philip Glass George Crumb Olivier Messiaen Charles Ives Arvo Pärt John Cage


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