Soloists and Faculty
Branimir Slokar was born in Maribor (Slovenia) where he got in touch with the trombone for the first time. He decided to dedicate his life to music when he won the first prize as a trombonist at the 7th Yugoslav music contest in Zagreb. In 1969 he finished his studies with excellent results at the Music Academy in Ljubjana and then he went to Paris to continue his studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique. He won several prizes, among others he won the International ARD Music Competition in Munich.
As a soloist Branimir Slokar excelled with his musicality in well-known orchestras such as the Symphonic Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio. He is the professor of the Music academy in Freiburg am Breisgau and as well as in Bern. Besides his pedagogical work Branimir Sokar does exceptional work as a soloist, he performed in almost all of the countries in Europe, and also in the USA and in Asia. Due to his numerous CD-recordings, his radio and TV-programmes, he, the exceptional representative and supporter of trombone-playing won an acknowledgement all over the world and he got invitations to the juries of the international competitions in Munich and Geneva.