Born in Celje (Slovenia)
Member since 2021-10-12
1st prize at the Boris Pergamenschikov Prize for Contemporary Music 2019 as a member of Trio Tempestoso; 1st prize at the Concorsi Internazionali di Musica della Val Tidone 2019; 1st prize at the Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Musicisti "Luigi Zanuccoli" 2017; 1st prize at the "TEMSIG" Competition for young Slovenian musicians 2015
“What I love about the clarinet is the versatility and richness of its sound. You can come out of nowhere, produce the most delicate and mellow tone, and the next moment play with full power and strength. The bass clarinet forms the foundation of our instrument section. It makes the clarinet sound even fuller and sometimes has the function of doubling the cello. But it can also shine out as a single voice and caress the listener very delicately with its soft, deep sound.”
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.