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Prof. Igor Ozim was born in 1931 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After completing his studies at the music conservatory there, he studied with Max Rostal in London, where he also won the Carl Flesch Competition in 1951. After winning the ARD Competition in 1953, he began a phase of intense concert activity in Europe and overseas.

His large repertoire encompasses over 60 violin concertos and numerous chamber music works. Many contemporary compositions, which he has premiered, are also dedicated to him. Ozim has performed with important international orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Orchestra as well as many radio orchestras. Igor Ozim has made many recordings of classical and contemporary works. As one of the most sought-after violin teachers in the world, he has taught at the music conservatories in Cologne and in Bern, as well as at the Mozarteum in Salzburg since 2002. Ozim has given master-classes around the world and is a jury member at many important competitions.