Andrej Zupan studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he obtained his graduate and master’s degrees in the class of his father renowned clarinettist and professor Alojz Zupan. Abroad, he studied under V. Mariozzi (St. Cecilia, Rome) and A. Brandhofer (Mozarteum, Salzburg). In 1995, he joined Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée in France, where he was first clarinet and with which he performed across Europe and Africa. As a soloist he has performed extensively with orchestras in Slovenia and abroad. He has won a total of eight first prizes in competitions for young musicians. In 1985, he was named ‘Yugoslav Musician of the Year’, and the same year, represented the country at the Eurovision concert in Madrid. In 1993, he became first clarinettist of the orchestra of the National Opera and Ballet in Ljubljana. He is a clarinet professor at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, and clarinet professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He directs international clarinet seminars and master classes and is a member of international juries at clarinet competitions. As a soloist or member of chamber music ensembles, he has recorded a 23 of CDs for various record companies. He has gained an international reputation as a concert soloist and chamber musician proficient in various music genres. He has been Artistic Director of the Musical Summer at Podsreda Castle International Music Festival.
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