Described as ‘The best saxophonist of today’s younger generation’ by The Sax magazine, Miha Rogina is accredited for his innovative interpretations of musical works. He has won 1st prize at no fewer than 10 international competitions. He has worked with today’s leading musicians including Pierre Boulez and Fabio Luisi and has appeared at major international concert stages throughout Europe, Asia, USA and Africa such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg or Izumi Hall in Japan.
He initially studied at Ljubljana Music University with Matjaž Drevenšek, and continued his studies at the prestigious CNSM de Paris with Claude Delangle, where he graduated with highest honours. He also studied at the renowned Eastman School of Music in the USA. In 2015 he graduated orchestral conducting from the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna where he studied under Johannes Wildner and Bertrand de Billy. In 2019 he also graduated choral conducting from the same university under Thomas Lang.
As soloist he performed with a number of orchestras worldwide including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra as well as Hoffer, Bruges, Slovenia, Maribor, Paris Laureates and Thailand Philharmonic orchestra. An active chamber musician, he performs frequently with concert pianist Sae Lee with whom they perform worldwide as the Duo Kalypso.
Miha Rogina is associate professor at Ljubljana University, faculty of music and has been a guest lecturer at Senzoku gakuen University in Tokyo. Since 2017 he has been a guest lecturer at the Osaka College of Music (Japan) and Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
Mr Rogina leads masterclasses at universities across Japan (Showa University, Osaka University, Kagawa Tanki University etc.), UK, Latvia, Poland, Finland, Germany and Austria, and is a member of jury at national and international saxophone competitions.
As a conductor he lead orchestras such as Slovenian philharmonic orchestra, Symphonic orchestra of slovene radio and television, Symphonic orchestra of Slovene national theatre, Bratislava philharmonic orchestra, Symphonic orchestra Pro-Arte, Chamber orchestra of Paris conservatoire and a Symphonic wind orchestra of Ljubljana music university.
As a member of Vienna based choir Wiener Singverein, he collaborated under leadership of renowned conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Mariss Jansons, Daniel Barenboim etc.