Slovenian accordionist Borut Zagoranski performs all over the world and currently holds the position of Associate Professor at both the Ljubliana Academy of Music and the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula.
In 2006, whilst a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Borut won the prestigious ‘Wigmore Award”, organised by the Friends of the Royal Academy. Borut represented the Republic of Slovenia in 1998 as a finalist in the Eurovision Grand Prix for Young Musicians competition in Vienna, and has been a prize winner at many other national and international accordion competitions.
In 2002 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Pula, Croatia, where he was also awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for being the Academy’s highest achieving student. Borut undertook his postgraduate studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2006 with a prestigious Dip RAM diploma. Borut studied with Slavko Magdic and Owen Murray, and has benefitted from masterclasses with numerous other notable accordionists and musicians.
Borut is passionate about contemporary music and has performed at renowned international festivals for new music such as ISCM World Days of Music, ISCM Musica Danubiana, Aldeburgh festival and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. He has appeared with orchestras such as ORF Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed in some of the world’s great concert venues, such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin Konzerthaus and Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
In 2014 Borut became an associate member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.