Bojan Glavina (December 6, 1961; Postojna), composer, pianist, piano educator, lecturer, publicist.
He graduated in organ (prof. Hubert Bergant) and composition (prof. Marko Mihevc) at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, and completed a two-year school for piano teachers in Gorizia with prof. Sijavuš Gadžijev. His compositions, especially when it comes to children's and youth compositions, are melodically and harmonically very attractive, playful, descriptive, easy for children to understand.
His composing oeuvre is extremely rich and varied - most of his compositions are dedicated to the piano and various chamber groups, then choirs, soloists, and orchestra. He has won numerous prizes at Slovenian and international composing competitions (Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, USA), and has published over 50 of his independent collections in various publishing houses. He devoted more than half of his oeuvre to children and young people. Due to the directness of the musical language, and the subtle sensitivity to the children's world of imagination, his compositions are extremely well received among adolescents; thus, he is currently one of the most performed Slovenian composers whose compositions have become compulsory in respectable competitions: TEMSIG, Chopin's Gold Ring, Tartini's Competition.
Seven of his CDs have been released: "Sound Landscapes" (selection of chamber songs), CD with clarinetist Robert Stanic, CD with Trio Julius, "Breath of Spring" (clarinet, violin and piano), "Music of the Seasons" (12 songs for piano four hands), "Through the Fairy Tales of Black and White Keys" (music for piano four hands and two pianos), "Fragment Album" (chamber songs).
Bojan Glavina's work in the field of music is extremely broad: he was the founder and editor of the music magazine "Primorska sozvocja" (1999-2005); longtime head of the professional piano association of the Union of Primorska Music Schools; He is a founding member of the EPTA - the Association of Piano Teachers of Slovenia, in which he regularly participates in various projects at the annual Slovenian Piano Days. He has been a member of professional juries of Primorska region and several international competitions in the piano solo, piano duo, chamber groups. With his piano students, he received around 120 awards in his 30 years of teaching at domestic and foreign competitions. Many young pianists at national and international competitions have received a special award precisely for performing Glavina's compositions.
In the years 2015 - 2017, he successfully led a composition course for students and professors at Glasbena Matica Trieste and was a regular lecturer at the Piano School for the Primorska Region Educators of prof. Sijavuš Gadjiev class .
He lives in Slovenia (Sečovlje), is employed as a piano teacher at the Koper School of Music - Piran Branch, is married to his wife Aleksandra, also a pianist and piano teacher with whom they have two children. They both give him a great inspiration for life and for many a new songs ...