harpsichordist and conductor
Artistic director and conductor of Slovenian Baroque Orchestra in Consort is harpsichordist and conductor Egon Mihajlovič. He was born in 1972 in Postojna, Slovenia. He had studied harpsichord and early keyboard instruments at the Conservatory of Music and Performing Art in Frankfurt (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt a. M.), Germany, where he graduated in 1992. In 1996 he concluded his postgraduate specialization in harpsichord and early music.
Since 1990 he has performed as harpsichordist at major concert venues and festivals across Europe and the United States. As conductor and artistic director for baroque opera and sacred baroque music he has worked on numerous opera performances and concerts with various European musical theatres and musical venues such as Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth, Berliner Tage der Allen Musik, Festival di Teatro Greco Antico Lecce, Slovenian National Theatre Maribor, Slovenian National Opera Theatre Ljubljana and Theater Freiburg.
From 1994 to 2007 he acted as artistic director of early music festival Tage der Alten Musik Berlin-Steglitz. He was also founder and artistic director of early music festival Ars et Musica Antiqua Perast in the period 2002-2008. Between 2004 -2008 he was music editor and board member of Grad Teatar Festival in Budva.
As assistant professor for harpsichord, early keyboard instruments and early music he was employed at musical arts institutes of higher education and musical academies in Wurzburg (1998-2000), Nurnberg (2001), Cetinje (2002-2003) and Pesaro (2006-2008).
Since 2009 he has been passing on his extensive professional knowledge of musical performance and theory as full professor for harpsichord at The Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana, where he successfully leads the Department for Early Music as head of the department.
In 2013 his exceptional work and achievements in the field of artistic performance of early music were honoured by the Gold Plaque of the University of Ljubljana, which the University bestows for exceptional contributions in the development of scientific, teaching or artistic endeavours.
He is considered the first professional harpsichordist and early music specialist in the region of north-western Balkans.