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Bonin Matej

was born in 1986 in Koper, a port town on the Slovenian Adriatic coast. He completed his composition studies in 2011 at the Music Academy in Ljubljana with Uroš Rojko.

In October 2007, his piece for woodwind quintet Daleč od blizu (Far from Close, 2007) – a composition commissioned by the Slowind Quintetts – was premiered at the Festival of Contemporary Music Slowind in Ljubljana; there followed further performances in Italy (Milan, Monza) and France (Paris).

At the International Biennale of Contemporary Music in Koper he presented a recital evening dedicated to his music. For the Salzburg Dance Festival “Move Against It. Meet Again” in 2010 Bonin composed the music for the contemporary dance project Islands in the fog. In the same year, his work One Man Band was first performed in Ljubljana by the Slovenian accordionist Luka Juhart, and in 2011 in Austria (Klagenfurt). For his compositions, Matej Bonin received the Prešeren Award of the University of Ljubljana in 2008.