MIHA ROGINA SAXOPHONE
Described as ‘The leading saxophonist of today’s younger generation’ by The Sax magazine, Miha Rogina is accredited for his innovative interpretations of the classic works for saxophone and orchestra and for his pioneering performances of unknown yet spectacular works of the 19th and 20th centuries.
A native of Slovenia, Mr Rogina has won 1st prize at no fewer than 10 international competitions including the Adolph Sax International Competition in Paris, the Bayreuth International Competition for Winds ‘Pacem in terris’ (Germany), the International Saxophone Competition of Marco Fiorindo (Italy) and the Benidorm International Competition for Wind Instruments (Spain). Now residing in Paris, he initially studied at the Music Academy of Ljubljana (Slovenia) with Matjaz Drevensek and continued his studies in France at the Conservatoire National de Région de Cergy-Pontoise with Jean-Yves Fourmeau, the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles with Vincent David, and at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Claude Delangle and Laszlo Hadady. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music with Chien-Kwan Lin in the United States.
An active chamber musician, Mr Rogina performs frequently with Japanese concert pianist Sae Lee with whom they perform worldwide as the Duo Kalypso. In addition to his busy concert schedule, Mr Rogina works as a mentor at the Nova Gorica International Summer School in Slovenia and is a member of the jury at the Alps-Adria-Danube International Saxophone Competition. In 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Prešeren Award (The highest Slovenian prize for artistic achievments).
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