Jan Gričar

Saxophonist Jan Gričar (1992) belongs to the young prosperous Slovenian saxophone generation. He works with various composers, with whom he tries to explore and enrich saxophone repertoire in different musical styles. He graduated with the highest grade ‘summa cum laude’ from Academy of music in Ljubljana in the classes of professors Matjaž Drevenšek and Miha Rogina. He continued his studies in France where he was a student of professor Vincent David at the Regional conservatory in Versailles. He finished his master studies at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris in the class of professor Claude Delangle, where he also got a degree in chamber music in the class of professor Laszlo Hadady. He performs all over Slovenia and Europe as well as in Japan as a soloist or a member of the Niobé saxophone quartet and Duo Novum with the accordionist Nejc Grm. He was invited by many international festivals such as Jeunes Talents (France), Young Classic Europe (Germany), NeiSuonideiLuoghi (Italy), Lent and Glasbena mladina Slovenije (Slovenia). As a soloist he has so far performed with the RTV Slovenia Symphonic Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music Ljubljana, Wind Orchestra Trieste… He is laureate and prizewinner of many international and national competitions such as  International competition Marco Fiorindo, International Saxophone Competition Nova Gorica and Osaka International chamber music competition. Jan Gričar works as a professor of Saxophone and Chamber music at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Ljubljana, Slovenia since September 2017.