Gregor Ftičar

Photo: Saša Huzjak

Biography

Gregor Ftičar — pianist, arranger & composer

Gregor Ftičar <em>Photo: Saša Huzjak</em>
Gregor Ftičar Photo: Saša Huzjak

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 various 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 arranger and composer.

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 Gregor 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” (on the ZKP RTV Slovenia label), which consists of his own compositions and arrangements. He is currently co-leading "NorthEast" trio, based in Geneva, and we can expect a new album to be released by the end of 2020.

News

NorthEast trio at the 39th AMR Jazz Festival! <em>Photo: AMR</em>
Photo: AMR
Monday, 27 January 2020

NorthEast trio at the 39th AMR Jazz Festival!

The NorthEast trio, co-led by pianist Gregor Ftičar (along with Paolo Orlandi), will have the honour to open the 39th AMR Jazz Festival in Geneva. Don't miss out!

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Discography

Lagamas

Hervé Jeanne & Gregor Ftičar

Lagamas

Skylark

Marjan Loborec & Lenart Krečič Sextet

Skylark

Solo

Gregor Ftičar

Solo

Gallery

With Francis Mbappe in ZOO, Ljubljana (SLO), 2015 <em>Photo: ZOO</em>
With Francis Mbappe in ZOO, Ljubljana (SLO), 2015 Photo: ZOO
Boris Čellar Trio: Boris Čellar (gtr), Robert Ragan (bs), 2011 <em>Photo: Boris Čellar</em>
Boris Čellar Trio: Boris Čellar (gtr), Robert Ragan (bs), 2011 Photo: Boris Čellar
With Boško Petrović in Lisinski Hall, Zagreb (HR), 2010 <em>Photo: Lisinski Hall</em>
With Boško Petrović in Lisinski Hall, Zagreb (HR), 2010 Photo: Lisinski Hall
Boško Petrović (vib), Ewald Oberleitner (bs), Howard Curtis (dr), 2009 <em>Photo: Maistria Rovinj-Vrsar</em>
Boško Petrović (vib), Ewald Oberleitner (bs), Howard Curtis (dr), 2009 Photo: Maistria Rovinj-Vrsar
With Howard Curtis (dr), 2009 <em>Photo: Maistria Rovinj-Vrsar</em>
With Howard Curtis (dr), 2009 Photo: Maistria Rovinj-Vrsar
With Miha Koren (bs) in New York, 2016 <em>Photo: Una Staade</em>
With Miha Koren (bs) in New York, 2016 Photo: Una Staade
Iva Stanič with Gregor Ftičar Trio, Ljubljana (SLO), 2014 <em>Photo: Janez Kotar</em>
Iva Stanič with Gregor Ftičar Trio, Ljubljana (SLO), 2014 Photo: Janez Kotar
With Irena Vidic (voc), 2016 <em>Photo: MMC RTV SLO</em>
With Irena Vidic (voc), 2016 Photo: MMC RTV SLO
With Klemens Marktl (dr), Stefan Pišta Bartuš (bs) a.k.a. Art Of Trio in Friesach (A), 2017 <em>Photo: Carmen Kassekert</em>
With Klemens Marktl (dr), Stefan Pišta Bartuš (bs) a.k.a. Art Of Trio in Friesach (A), 2017 Photo: Carmen Kassekert
G.F. Trio with Joe Abentung (bs), Benny Hrdina (dr) in Royal Garden Jazz Club, Graz (A), 2010 <em>Photo: Royal Garden Jazz Club (A)</em>
G.F. Trio with Joe Abentung (bs), Benny Hrdina (dr) in Royal Garden Jazz Club, Graz (A), 2010 Photo: Royal Garden Jazz Club (A)
With Nina Strnad (voc), Tomaž Gajšt (tp), 2019 <em>Photo: Novice.si</em>
With Nina Strnad (voc), Tomaž Gajšt (tp), 2019 Photo: Novice.si
Tadej Tomšič Institution Live / Tadej Tomšič (ts), Miha Koren (bs), Žiga Kožar (dr), 2018 <em>Photo: Igor Velše</em>
Tadej Tomšič Institution Live / Tadej Tomšič (ts), Miha Koren (bs), Žiga Kožar (dr), 2018 Photo: Igor Velše
Recording the "Solo" album, Studio 13, Radio Slovenia, 2016 <em>Photo: Hugo Šekoranja</em>
Recording the "Solo" album, Studio 13, Radio Slovenia, 2016 Photo: Hugo Šekoranja
With the Quinn brothers (Brian, Simon & Nolan) at Festival gorniškega filma, Kosovel Hall, Ljubljana, 2020 <em>Photo: Igor Kuster</em>
With the Quinn brothers (Brian, Simon & Nolan) at Festival gorniškega filma, Kosovel Hall, Ljubljana, 2020 Photo: Igor Kuster
With Artbeaters (Jan Gregorka, Anže Žurbi, Peter Ugrin) in Krško (SLO), 2014 <em>Photo: Peter s iPhone</em>
With Artbeaters (Jan Gregorka, Anže Žurbi, Peter Ugrin) in Krško (SLO), 2014 Photo: Peter s iPhone
With Marjan Loborec, Jaka Kopač, Miha Koren, Tomaž Gajšt, Lenart Krečič after Marjan s fourth album recording session, at Štala Recordings (SLO), 2016 <em>Photo: Rok Lopatič</em>
With Marjan Loborec, Jaka Kopač, Miha Koren, Tomaž Gajšt, Lenart Krečič after Marjan s fourth album recording session, at Štala Recordings (SLO), 2016 Photo: Rok Lopatič
NorthEast Trio (w/ Arne Huber & Paolo Orlandi) rehearsing in Basel (CH), 2019 <em>Photo: Gregor s phone</em>
NorthEast Trio (w/ Arne Huber & Paolo Orlandi) rehearsing in Basel (CH), 2019 Photo: Gregor s phone
Gregor Ftičar Trio (w/ Stefano Senni & Klemens Marktl), 2013 <em>Photo: Kamnican.si</em>
Gregor Ftičar Trio (w/ Stefano Senni & Klemens Marktl), 2013 Photo: Kamnican.si
Oktōēchoes (w/ Lenart Krečič, Ivar Roban Križić, Žan Tetičkovič, Jani Moder) in Ptuj (SI) 2019 <em>Photo: Gin and Jazz Festival, Ptuj</em>
Oktōēchoes (w/ Lenart Krečič, Ivar Roban Križić, Žan Tetičkovič, Jani Moder) in Ptuj (SI) 2019 Photo: Gin and Jazz Festival, Ptuj
Sharp 6 (w/ Lenart Krečič, Miha Koren, Tomaž Gajšt, Jaka Kopač, Janez Gabrič) in Novo Mesto (SLO), 2015 <em>Photo: Dolenjski list</em>
Sharp 6 (w/ Lenart Krečič, Miha Koren, Tomaž Gajšt, Jaka Kopač, Janez Gabrič) in Novo Mesto (SLO), 2015 Photo: Dolenjski list
Gregor Ftičar Trio @ Villars Vanguard, 2020 <em>Photo: Villars Vanguard</em>
Gregor Ftičar Trio @ Villars Vanguard, 2020 Photo: Villars Vanguard
Marjan Loborec Quintet / Marjan Loborec (dr), Dominik Krajnčan (tp), Jaka Kopač (as), Jan Gregorka (bs), 2018 <em>Photo: Nada Žgank</em>
Marjan Loborec Quintet / Marjan Loborec (dr), Dominik Krajnčan (tp), Jaka Kopač (as), Jan Gregorka (bs), 2018 Photo: Nada Žgank
Rehearsing with Peter Ugrin (violin), Ratko Divjak (drums), Ilj Pušnik (bass), 2018 <em>Photo: Peter Ugrin s phone</em>
Rehearsing with Peter Ugrin (violin), Ratko Divjak (drums), Ilj Pušnik (bass), 2018 Photo: Peter Ugrin s phone
Duo with Filipe Duarte (gtr), 2018 <em>Photo: Maria Christina</em>
Duo with Filipe Duarte (gtr), 2018 Photo: Maria Christina

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