Peter Ugrin is classical violist and jazz violinist. He is a Viola professor at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory. His students receive awards at the national and many other competitions. Peter plays Viola in various chamber ensembles of classical music (Guud Quartet, String Quartet, String Quintet). On Conservatory where Peter holds position he regulary performs on chamber music concerts of Slovenian contemporary artists and music from famous classical and romantic repertoire. He also gives seminars and masterclasses for viola and jazz improvisation in Slovenia and abroad. In the field of Jazz Peter leads famous Slovenian jazz group Artbeaters and he regulary performs on local and national festivals in Europe (Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Romania). Currently he also performs concerts in Slovenia and foreign festivals with the Big Band Gverillaz as conductor and violin soloist.
Slovenian National Television (RTV Slo) recorded concert on 80th anniversary of famous Slovenian composer Lojze Lebic where Peter performed as violist. As a jazz soloist he has performed on numerous occasions and important events, which were also recorded by RTV Slo (as a soloist with The Slovenian Radio Television Big Band, as a band leader and violinist with Artbeaters for the televison show Slovenian Jazz Scene), In another ocasion National Radio broadcasted Live concert where Peter performed with Artbeaters.
Artbeaters make imaginative use of their instrumental template with an admirably
colourful and varied set of compositions played with youthful enthusiasm and a high
level of technical skill.
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced