Gorišek, Bojan | piano

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Bojan Gorišek (1962) is the leading Slovenian pianist in the field of contemporary music, perhaps 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.

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.

 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. (Musikferein - Wien, Beijing Concert Hall, Opera Comique – Paris, Kennedy Center - Washington, Henry Wood Hall – London, Vatroslav Lisinski - Zagreb, Cankarjev Dom – Ljubljana, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Musicora – Paris, Merkin Hall – New York, Steinway Hall - New York, Tiergarten Kirche, Fontane Haus - Berlin, Nybrokajen 11 – Stockholm, Midem – Cannes, Teresa Carreno Concert Hall – Caracas, Teatro Colon – Bogota, Platonov festival - Russia), to name just a few.

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.


Selected discography

»Philip Glass, Solo Piano« | Bojan Gorisek – piano | Audiophile Classics (Netherlands) | 2013 | APC 101060

»Erik Satie: Gymnopédies & Gnossiennes« | Bojan Gorišek – piano | PBG CD 001 | 2012

»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.« 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

»Aldo Kumar – Portret« | Bojan Gorišek - piano | »Post art, ali glej piše ti Wolfgang« - for piano and string orchestra, »Varda Concerto« - for piano and orchestra | Ed. DSS 998012

»Bojan Gorišek plays George Crumb« (4 CDs) | CD 1, Makrokosmos 1, Makrokosmos 2 CD 2, Makrokosmos 3, Makrokosmos 4 CD 3, Five Pieces For Piano, Little Suite For Christmas, Gnomic Variations CD 4, Zeitgeist, Processional | Audiophile Classics (Amsterdam) | 1997

»ERIK SATIE, Complete Piano Works and Songs« (10 CDs) | Bojan Gorišek – piano | Audiophile Classics (Amsterdam) | 1995

»Aleš Kacjan, flute & Bojan Gorišek, piano« Jolivet / Dutilleux / Messiaen / Prokofiev | ZKP RTVSLO | 1993

»Piano music by Marij Kogoj« | Bojan Gorišek – piano |ZKP RTVSLO | 1992

Main solo repertoire: Eric Satie, Philip Glass, George Crumb, Olivier Messiaen, Charles Ives, Arvo Pärt, John Cage

Bojan Gorišek, piano