Photography by: Miro Vanic

Rok Palčič was born in 1984 in Koper, Slovenia. He started his musical education at the age of five in his home town. Since then he had several chances to work with acknowledged pianists and pedagogues, such as Sijavuš Gadžijev, Ronald Pröll, Aldo Ciccolini, Pavel Gililov, Chia Chou, Kolja Lessing and Kevin Robert Orr.

During his career he has proved himself mostly as a solo pianist but also as an exceptional chamber musician, winning many prizes on different national and international competitions in Slovenia, Italy and France. He has played concerts and recitals in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Spain, the Czech republic, Croatia and Germany. In 2003 he was awarded the “Škerjanc” prize for exceptional musical achievements in Slovenia.

In 2007 he performed at the “Ruhr Klavier-Festival” in Germany. He was also awarded the “YEHUDI MENUHIN Live Music Now foundation” scholarship that year. After graduating from the “Hochschule für Musik Köln” in 2009 under the guidance of Pavel Gililov, he continued his studies in Graz under the tuition of Chia Chou, pianist and founder of the “Parnassus trio”.

In February 2011 he founded the cultural arts association “Ars Haliaeti” and has been its president since. The organization’s goal is to enrich the cultural and educational offer by organizing concerts, masterclasses, competitions and other cultural events in Slovenia and abroad.


Free Strings

Tuesday, 10 September 2013