Izak Hudnik, cello
Milan Hudnik, cello
Milan Hudnik (1971) is a renowned Slovenian cellist who, in addition to playing in the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, enriches the Slovenian and international cultural space with solo performances and dedicated pedagogical work at the Conservatory of Music in Ljubljana. He devoted himself to chamber and contemporary music already during his studies with professors Ciril Škerjanc and Mario Brunello. He has played solo recitals at festivals in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia and the USA. For the Society of Slovenian Composers, he performed works in a duo with pianist Hermina Hudnik and other top musicians such as Janez Podlesek, Jože Kotar, Luca Ferrini, the Slowind wind quintet and the Neofonia ensemble. In 2018, he recorded a CD with violinist Žiga Branko with music by Zoltan Kodaly and Lucijan Marija Škerjanc. He gives master classes for cello and chamber music in Slovenia and Croatia. He is often invited to the juries of national and international competitions. He has performed as a soloist with leading Slovenian orchestras and some prominent conductors such as Anton Nanut, Simon Krečič, Loris Voltolini, Uroš Lajovic, Simon Dvoršak, Lior Shambadal, David de Villers and Alpaslan Ertüngealp. In January, he performed Igor Štuhec’s Concert Fantasy with the SNG Maribor Orchestra.
Cellist Izak Hudnik (1997) is completing his master’s degree at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Professor Giovanni Gnocchi and continues his musical path at the Zurich College of Art in the class of Thomas Grossenbacher. He also studied with Miloš Mlejnik in Ljubljana and Reinhard Latzk in Vienna, and continued his studies with Steven Isserlis, Heinrich Schiff, Troels Svane, Jens Peter Maintz, and Mario Brunello. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras from Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Croatia, and as an avid chamber musician participated in international festivals such as Accademia dei Cameristi Bari, Slowind, Imago Sloveniae, Trame Sonore Mantova, Musethica (Berlin), Ostrava New Music Days, Festival Bled, and Festival Ljubljana. Accompanied by the Zagreb Soloists, in February, he performed at the opening concert of the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition. In October he will play the Brahms Piano Quintet with the famous Maxim Vengerov at the Mozarteum University. He is inspired by philosophy, especially his phenomenological interpretation of science and, of course, music. He has come closer to research recently, mainly through contemplative experiences in Gregorian chant and – in collaboration with his brother Tobias – contemporary improvised music.
Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the Town Hall. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.
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