Urška Gutnik

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: Slovenian
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 2000/08/10

Urška Gutnik began playing the violin at the age of 8 with professors Nina Demšar and Nastja Cajhen Rode at Vrhnika Music School. Since 2015, she has been studying with prof. Žiga Brank, firstly at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet Ljubljana, then at the Ljubljana’s Academy of Music, where she is currently completing her bachelor studies.

She has received numerous awards in national and international competitions: first prize at the Slovenian Music Competition for Youth (TEMSIG 2021), second prize and prizes for best interpretation of capriccio and virtuoso piece at the Young Virtuoso competition in Zagreb (2021), first prize at Ars Nova Competition in Trieste (2017) and first prize and 100 points at Fantast international competition in Bečej, Serbia (2014).

Urška performed several times as a soloist with Domžale-Kamnik Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet in concerts in Munich, Ljubljana, Celje and Graz. She also performed Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of Music Academy Ljubljana.

She has given solo recitals held by Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana and Festival Ljubljana, together with trio Les petits couchons she played in the GM Oder cycle of concerts throughout Slovenia, held by Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia.

She also participated in masterclasses with professors Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Leonid Sorokow, Igor Ozim, Stefan Milenković, Vesna Stanković, Božena Angelova, Vasilij Meljnikov etc.

If you are interested in working with Urška, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 3 in E Major (BWV 1006)
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor (BWV 1001), Adagio and Fugue
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 2 in A minor (BWV 100), Andante and Allegro
H. W. Ernst, Variations on “The Last Rose of Summer”
F. Kreisler, Recitativo und Scherzo – Caprice (Op. 6)
N. Paganini, Caprices No. 2, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24
H. Wieniawski, Caprice No. 3 (Op. 18)
E. Ysaÿe, Sonata No. 3 in D minor (Op. 27)

With piano

L. van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major (Op. 12)
L. van Beethoven, Romance in F Major (Op. 50)
J. Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor (Op. 108)
J. Brahms, Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata
A. Corelli, La Folia
C. Franck, Violin Sonata in A major
G. F. Händel, Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo No. 2 in G minor
F. Kreisler, Prelude and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
F. Kreisler, Sicilienne and Rigaudon
W. A. Mozart, Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major (K. 301)
A. Pärt, Fratres
N. Paganini, Cantabile
M. Ravel, Tzigane
C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Op. 28)
P. Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella (Op. 43)
P. Sarasate, Romanza Andaluza (Op. 22)
P. Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Op. 20)
J. Svendsen, Romance (Op. 26)
G. Tartini, Sonata No. 10 in G minor (Op. 1), “Didone abbandonata”
T. Vitali, Chaccone
H. Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantella (Op. 16)

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Double Concerto in D minor (BWV 1043)
J. S. Bach, Concerto in A minor (BWV 1041)
L. van Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major (Op. 61)
M. Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Op. 26)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major (K. 217)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D Major (K. 218)
W. A. Mozart, Adagio in E major for Violin and Orchestra (K. 261)
C. Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor (Op. 61)
J. Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor (Op. 47)
H. Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor (Op. 22)

Chamber music

B. Bartok, Contrasts
L. Boccherini, Piano Quintet No. 6 (Op. 57)
A. Dvořak, String Quartet No. 12 in F major (Op. 96), “American”
A. Dvořak, Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major (Op. 81)
J. Haydn, String quartet No. 5 in G major (Op. 33)
D. Milhaud, Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (Op. 157b)
G. Puccini, Crisantemi
I. Stravinsky, L’ histoire du soldat (trio for violin, clarinet and piano)


Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen op.20 Urška Gutnik

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