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Jure GRADIŠNIK began his career in 2003 as a solo trumpetist with the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He went on to join the Radio Symphony Orchestra as principal trumpetist in 2010. In 2011 he was awarded the position of professor of trumpet at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music. He released Rustiques, his first album, in 2015 with his wife, harpist Maria Gamboz.
Jure Gradišnik is an active soloist and has appeared with many groups, including the Symphony Orchestra of RTV Slovenia, the Chamber Orchestra of the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, Filharmonie Oltenia from Romania, the Chamber Orchestra of the Maribor Festival, the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana Orchestra, the Slovak chamber orchestra Cappella Istropolitana, the Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Croatian Armed Forces Band and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.
As an orchestral musician he has performed with ensembles such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic, the MittelEurope Orchestra, and No Borders Orchestra; and as a chamber musician he regularly plays with multiple chamber groups, including SiBrass Quintet, Trio Seraphim and duos with harp.
Jure Gradišnik graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. Early in his career, he won many European trumpet competitions, including the EU Yamaha Music Scholarship in 2003. In 2008 he was accepted at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, where he continued his studies under Professor Hans Gansch. In 2005 he received the Prešeren Prize for his performance of Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with many internationally renowned musicians, including R. Tognetti, R. Galliano, S. Mead, R. Friedrich and S. Arnold.
In addition to performing a classical repertoire, Jure Gradišnik enjoys playing contemporary music. From 2009 to 2011 he was a member of the band of the Balkan pop star Magnifico, who performs at the largest Slovenian music venues and regularly tours across Europe.