Gregor Ftičar(1985 Kranj, Slovenia) received his Master's degree in Jazz Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria in 2011.
Over the years he has worked with many of the best internationally recognized jazz instrumentalists and singers (Don Menza, Bob Brookmeyer, Boško Petrović, Howard Curtis, Derrick Gardner, Francis Mbappe, Peter Herbolzheimer to name a few), played in big bands (Austria, Czechia and Slovenia) and in numerous combos (duos, trios and quartets up to the “nine-piece band”) and as a solo pianist. He has participated in studio recordings (as a sideman and leader), played in jazz
clubs and festivals all over Europe (Slovenia, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary). Although Gregor's main occupation is piano (& keyboard and organ), he is also a dedicated composer and arranger.
In July 2014, Gregor's piano trio performed in the finals of the European Jazz Competition (organized by the European Broadcasting Union) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In September 2014 he played in the European Jazz Orchestra and toured in Czechia. In the same year he co-founded the jazz sextet “Sharp 6”. In 2017 he released his debut album “Gregor Ftičar: Solo” (ZKP RTV Slovenia label), which includes his own compositions and arrangements. He is currently
co-leading "NorthEast" trio, based in Geneva (Switzerland); we can expect their new album to be released in 2021.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation, vast majority of cultural events have been called off or postponed. As soon as situation improves, we'll be back with more information. Stay healthy and serene.
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