Jože Rošer

Hornist Jože Rošer was born in 1989 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. He attended elementary music school in Slovenj Gradec in the class of prof. Martin Šmon. He continued his music studies at High school for Music in Velenje in the class of prof. Robert Prednik. After successful graduation and passing the entrance exams, he then enrolled in the class of prof. Boštjan Lipovšek at the Academy of Music Ljubljana, which he graduated with honors in 2012. After a year he got excepted to Mozarteum Salzburg to do his master studies with prof. Radovan Vlatković. During that time, he also studied as a member of Erasmus programme at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart in the class of prof. Erich Penzel and prof. Christian Lampert.
He competed at the Slovenian national competition for young musicians TEMSIG on six occasions, earning two second prizes and silver plaques (2002, 2005) and two first prizes and golden plaques (2008,2011) as a solo artist and two first prizes and golden plaques (2010, 2013) as a member of horn quartet and a member of brass quintet Contrast. He received a Students Prešeren award in 2009 for his achievements with the Academy of Music brass ensemble and another one in 2010 for his performance of Lars Erik Larsson's Concertino with Slovenian Philharmonics chamber orchestra. During his studies he performed both of Strauss' Horn Concertos: No.1 with Symphonic Orchestra RTV Slovenia and No. 2 with Slovenian Philharmonics. He is a member of international woodwind quintet Spirito and occasionally playing with brass group Worldbrass. His brass quintet Contrast is the winner of Slovenian national competition TEMSIG (2013) and of other notable international competitions such as Svirel 2014 and Jan Koetsier Munich 2014.
He took part in masterclasses by many professors: Stefan Dohr, Radek Baborak, Johannes Hinterholzer, Luiz Garcia, Jacques Zoon, Markus Bruggaier, Georg Pohle and others. He collaborated with numerous orchestras: Frankfurt radio orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, Young Euro Classic, Opera Klagenfurt, Symphonic orchestra RTV Slovenia, …
Jože is currently a solo horn player in Slovenian Philharmonics and teaching at Conservatory of music and ballet Ljubljana and Academy of Music in Ljubljana as an assistant.