Uroš Lajovic

Conductor and professor

One of the most successful European conductors of his generation, Uroš Lajovic has served as guest conductor, permanent conductor, professor, artistic director and artistic advisor at numerous prominent orchestras worldwide. 

 

O. UNI. Prof. Em., Mag. art Uroš Lajovic is one of the most successful conductor and conducting professors in Europe.

In the years 1975 to 1979 he was the chief conductor of the RTV Chamber Orchestra. After having studied with Prof. Bruno Maderna at Mozarteum in Salzburg he continued at Hoschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria with Prof. Hans Swarowsky in whose class Lajovic received a masters degree with honors. At first he was assistant conductor and after 1980 he became the principal conductor of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held until 1991, and of the Zagreb Symphony Orchestra in Croatia. 

In 1988, Lajovic established the Chamber Orchestra Slovenicum which was active until 2001. Very soon after, he achieved international acclaim by conducting in major orchestras all over the world. Since then, Uroš Lajovic has been guest conductor, permanent conductor, artistic director and artistic advisor of numerous prominent European musical institutions. Between 2001-06 he was the chief conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic. Lajovic was named Professor in Ordinary at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria in 1991, a postionih he held up to 2012 when he was made Professor Emeritus. Since 2009 till 2014 he also held a teaching position at the Zagreb Music Academy in Croatia.

The first time Maestro Lajovic conducted was in 1965. Since then, he has appeared along the most prominent soloists as well as orchestras and choirs. Up until today his concert history records over 1300 appearances. In his careere he conducted over 70 different orchestras in Europe, Russia, Turkey, USA, Korea, China, Taiwan and Colombia. He has received international recognition for his work and has been awarded several times.


Education

Classical High School (Gymnasium) Ljubljana

Diploma Music Academy Ljubljana – composition (Prof. Bravničar)

Diploma Music Academy Ljubljana – conducting (Prof. Švara)

Summer Academy Salzburg (Bruno Maderna)

Diploma University of Music Vienna – conducting (Prof. Swarowsky)

1963

1967

1967

1969, 1970

1971


Conductor Positions

Assistant Conductor of the Slovene Philharmonic, Slovenia

Chief Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra RTV Ljubljana, Slovenia

Permanent Conductor of the Slovene Philharmonic, Slovenia

Chief Conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra RTV Zagreb, Croatia

Permanent Conductor of the Zagreb Philharmonic, Croatia

Founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber Orchestra SLOVENICUM, Slovenia

Permanent Guest Conductor, Slovene Philharmonic, Slovenia

Artistic advisor of the Maribor Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenia

Artistic leader of the »Classic in Hermagoras« Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria

Chief Conductor, Belgrade Philharmonic orchestra, Serbia

Principal Guest Conductor, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Denmark

Artistic advisor and permanent Guest Conductor, Zagreb Philharmonic, Croatia

Artistic director of the concert Abonma »Mahler in Ljubljana«, Slovenia

1971 - 1978

1974 - 1976

1978 - 1991

1979 - 1981

1984 - 2002

1989 - 2001

1991 - 2005

1993 - 2003

2000 - 2002

2001 - 2006

2004 - 2005

2010

2011


Faculty Positions

Faculty for Musicology, Ljubljana 

University of Music Vienna – invited Professor 

University of Music Vienna – Full Professor (in ordinary)

University of Music Vienna – Professor Emeritus

Conducting Masterclass Vilnius

Masterclass Vilnius

Conducting Masterclass Constanz

Academy of Music, Zagreb – invited Professor

Academy of Music, Zagreb – Full Professor (in ordinary)

Conducting Masterclass Shanghai

Conducting Masterclass Hong Kong

1984 - 1988

1989 - 1991

1991 - 2012

2012 - 

2001

2001

2006

2009 - 2010

2010 - 2014

2013

2013


Awards

Students’ Prešeren Prize for Composition, Ljubljana

Students’ Prešeren Prize for Conducting, Ljubljana

»Abgangspreis«, University of Music Vienna

2nd Prize »Guido Cantelli« La Scala, Milano

Prešeren Prize for conducting Mahler' Symphony No.1, Ljubljana

Medal »White Angel« from Republic of Serbia

Ljubljana Award for culture

Austrian Honour Knight Cross for Culture and Science

1967

1969

1971

1976

1981

2006

2008

2013


Appearances with orchestras

Symphonic Orchestras

Belgrad Philharmonic Orchestra (Serbia)

City Symphony Orchestra Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany)

FOK Orchestra Prag (Chech Republic)

FOSBO Symphony Orchestra Bogota (Columbia)

Gosudarstveni orkester Moskau (Russia)

Göttingen Symphony Orchestra (Germany)

Gota Symphony Orchestra (Germany)

Hofer Symphoniker (Germany)

Janačkova Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava (Chech R.)

Jena Symphony Orchestra (Germany)

Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (Japan)

Kiew Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraina)

Macedonic Philharmonic Orchestra Skopje (R Macedonia)

Maribor Philharmonic Orchestra (Slovenia)

Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle (Germany)

Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria)

München Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany)

Norrkőpings Symfonieorkester (Sweden)

Odense Symphony Orchestra (Denmark)

Orchestra Metropolitana Lisboa (Portugal)

Orchestra National de Belgique Bruxelles (Belgium)

Orchestra de Picardie, Amiens (France)

Orquesta sinfonica de Castilla y Leon Valladolid (Spain)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway)

Osnabruck Symphony Orchestra (Germany)

Radio Orchestra Leipzig (Germany)

Residenz Orchestra Ankara (Turky)

RSO Berlin (RIAS - Germany)

Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra (Bosina and Herzegovina)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea)

Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (China)

Singapur Festival Orchestra (Singapore)

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria)

Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra (Slovenia)

Süddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart (Germany)

Symphony Orchestra Bern (Suisse)

Symphony Orchestra Gotha (Germany)

Symphony Orchestra Miskolc (Hungary)

Symphony Orchestra RTV Belgrade (Serbia)

Symphony Orchestra RTV Katowice (Poland)

Symphony Orchestra RTV Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Symphony Orchestra RTV Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Symphony Orchestra RTV Zagreb (Croatia)

Symphony Orchestra Sevilla (Spain)

Symphony Orchestra Voronež (Russia)

Taipei City Orchestra (Taiwan)

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan)

Wiener Symphoniker (Austria)

Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (Croatia)

Opera Orchestras

National Opera Orchestra Ljubljana

Maribor Theatre Orchestra

National Theatre Orchestra Zagreb

Komedija Zagreb

Orchester des Theater Meiningen

Chamber Orchestras

Arpeggione Feldkirch

Bach Collegium München

Belgrade Chamber Orchestra

Camerata Carinthia Klagenfurt

Chamber Orchestra RTV Ljubljana

Chamber Orchestra Skopje

Chamber Orchestra Maribor

RIAS Sinfonietta

SLOVENICUM Chamber Orchestra

Varaždin Chamber Orchestra

Zagreb Soloists

Music Academy Orchestras

Symphony Orchestra of MA Ljubljana

Symphony Orchestra of MA Zagreb

Symphony Orchestra of MA Detmold

Symphony Orchestra of MA Stockholm

Symphony Orchestra of Hong Kong MA

Webern Sinfonietta, UNI Wien


Students

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