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URBAN MEGUŠAR

Urban is a cellist, improvisor and chamber musician. Although he comes from classical background, he is nowadays mostly active in contemporary music, free improvisation, jazz and folk music. With his venturous character and restless curiosity, Urban is striving to bring out the endless possibilities that his instrument has to offer.

As the member of Trio Tempestoso, he is the winner of "Boris Pergamenschikow Preis" for Contemporary Chamber Music. In 2018 he released an album with a group Subconscious.Rituals and with his folk Trio Lumi they released an album in January 2021.

He performed in various countries and on festivals such as Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Festival Ljubljana, Mooste Folk Festival, Jazz Ljubljana Festival, Jazz Cerkno, Jazzinty, Bled Festival and Imago Sloveniae.

Since 2017 Urban is collaborating with the Czech Theatre group "Divadlo Continuo", where he is the co-creator and performer of music for the play called "Poledne".

He has been a part of different programs of the newly founded Slovenian Institute for Art research, critical thoughts and Philosophy ".abeceda", such as: Young Researchers I., Studio 8, .abeceda and .abeceda Ensemble for new music.

 

Urban started playing cello at the age of 7 in Škofja Loka and later studied cello with Karmen Pečar Koritnik at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana. In 2021 he completed his Bachelor studies in the class of Julian Arp at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz with honours. 

He currently studies Chamber Music at the "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler" with Professor Martin Spangenberg.