Davorin Dolinšek

About me

I am a Slovenian pianist, piano pedagogue and composer.
I studied piano at Academy of Music Ljubljana, Academy of Music Franz Liszt - Budapest and at Superior School for Music and Performing Arts - Porto (ESMAE). My most influential mentor was Milica Schneider. I also studied piano under the mentorship of László Baranyay, Vladimir Mlinarić, Madalena Soveral and collaborated with Aleksandar Madžar, Pavel Gililov, Arbo Valdma, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Henri Sigfridsson, and others.
I regularly perform as a soloist and chamber musician in various formations. I recorded for Slovenian Radio and Television and for Eurosclassical.

I worked as a piano professor and accompanist at nine pedagogic institutions in Slovenia and Portugal, including the University of Aveiro and the Conservatory of Music Porto, within the framework of which I organized the First 24-hour Piano Marathon in Portugal (2015). Since September 2015, I have been employed as a piano professor and accompanist at the First Gymnasium in Celje and the Music School Celje.

I complement my work with composing - my opus includes piano works (solo and duo), musical fairy tale, lieder, works for various chamber music formations (duo, trio, string quartet) and string orchestra. I also compose instructive literature for children and youth for various instruments. In 2017, EPTA Slovenia published my musical fairy tale Ožbi and Cumulonimbus. In 2022, I published two opuses of piano pieces for youth: Fairies, op. 13 and Fantasy pieces, op. 17.

Since 2016, I am a member of the Executive Board of EPTA – Slovenia (European Piano Teachers’ Association) and editor-in-chief of its piano magazine Virkla. In 2022, I became the vice-president of EPTA – Slovenia. 

This page does not represent me. It represents all of those who have given me the tools to become me.
This page represents all of you and the way my art is going to touch you.
This page is freedom and gratitude; it is true love for fellow human beings,
for life, for creation and for everything there is.

Davorin Dolinšek