Vice-Rector for the arts

Prof. Matjaž Drevenšek, MSc is professor of saxophone at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana. As a soloist and chamber musician (a member of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, LJD Ensemble and other classical, jazz and rock bands) he performs in Europe, South and Central America, Asia, Canada and the USA. As a soloist he plays with symphony and wind orchestras at home and abroad: the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Maribor Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra, Slovenian Military Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony and Jazz Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Croatian Army Symphony Wind Orchestra, French Republican Guard Orchestra, Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra (UK), Emory Wind Ensemble and University of Minnesota Symphonic Wind Ensemble (USA) and the San José Concert Band, Costa Rica. Prof. Drevenšek is a jury member in national and international competitions for young musicians (Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Serbia) and conducts numerous summer schools and master classes in Europe, Asia, Central America and the USA. He has premiered some eighty compositions by domestic and foreign authors, and participated in twenty-one recorded releases. He has been chairman of Saksofonija Music Society and Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia, and artistic director of International Saxophone Meetings SAXGO and International Saxophone Competition in Nova Gorica.

He was elected Vice-Rector of the University of Ljubljana for the Arts, for a period from 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2025.