Andraž Golob | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Celje, Slovenia
Member since 12.10.2021


Andraž Golob discovered the clarinet through a klezmer CD of his father’s and immediately fell in love with its sound. So when he had to choose which instrument to learn, it was an easy decision. After starting at the music school in his home town of Celje in Slovenia, he studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz under Gerald Pachinger and Bertram Egger. He also attended master classes, including with Mathias Schorn, Andreas Schablas, Johann Hindler and Kilian Herold. Making music together with others and his fascination with the orchestral repertoire confirmed his decision to pursue the career of an orchestral musician. A multiple prize-winner in international competitions, Andraž Golob gained his first orchestral experience through temporary work with the Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester, the Nürnberger Symphoniker and the Vienna State Opera, and also as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and as an academy member of the Vienna Philharmonic.

During a visit to Berlin, he experienced the Berliner Philharmoniker live in concert for the first time. It was an unforgettable experience for him: “I will never forget the moment when the orchestra started to play. I never thought back then that I would one day be lucky enough to become a part of it.” Andraž Golob enjoys spending his free time with his partner and his dog in the great outdoors.


First Prize, Boris Pergamenschikov Prize for Contemporary Music (2019) as a member of Trio Tempestoso
First Prize, Concorsi Internazionali di Musica della Val Tidone (2019)
First Prize, Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Musicisti Luigi Zanuccoli (2017)
First Prize, TEMSIG Competition for young Slovenian musicians (2015)

Behind the music: Andraž Golob
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Video: Adam Janisch

Clarinettists Andraž Golob and Matic Kuder are from Slovenia. Both studied in Graz, and both recently passed their probationary period with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In this Behind the Music episode, they tell us about thoughts of home and tricky clarinet reeds.

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