Martin Belič

credit Hans Engels

Martin Belič was born in 1981 in Maribor, Slovenia, and took his first flute lessons from Adam Biczkey and Karla Škarpa. After graduating from the Secondary School for Musicians in 2000, he studied with Irena Grafenauer and Herta Mergl at the Mozarteun in Salzburg. After completing the examination for his master's degree magna cum laude, he continued his training as a graduate student with Michael Martin Kofler and took part in master classes with Janne Thomsen, Michael Martin Kofler and Eckart Haupt.

He emerged victorious from several international competitions such as the European Music Competition in Cittá de Moncalieri and the Intermusica in Birkfeld. He won the Slovenian TEMSIG Competition twice and was appointed to the jury in 2007. In 2006 he received a grant from the Yehudi Menuhin "Live Music Now" Foundation.

Martin Belič played with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, among others, and as soloist with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra. Beyond this he appeared as soloist at concerts in Slovenia, Italy and Austria with such orchestras as the Slovenian Radio Orchestra, the Maribor Philharmonic and the Lower Rhine Symphony. Besides a number of recordings for Slovenian Radio, a CD with Martin Belič as soloist in the Flute Concerto by Carl Nielsen was released in February of 2008. Since 2007, he serves as 2nd flutist in the Munich Philharmonic.