Matej Grahek was born in 1974 in Trbovlje, Slovenia. He is the principal flute of the Slovene Philharmonics, Professor at the Ljubljana School of Music and Assistant Professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he completed his postgraduate studies with Professor Fedja Rupel. He later perfected his knowledge at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under the world renowned flautist Irena Grafenauer. As a student, Matej Grahek won numerous first prizes at music competitions for young musicians in Slovenia and former Yugoslavia. In 2001, he was the finalist of the International EBU Music Competition in Bratislava, Slovakia.

With the wind quintet ArtVento, Matej Grahek was a quarterfinalist of the ARD Music Competition in 2006. He regularly performs as soloist with the Slovene Philharmonics and the RTV Slovenia Big Band. Simultaneously he works with numerous chamber ensembles with which he performs in Slovenia and abroad. Matej Grahek has recorded seven records, four of which are solo records.

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