Benjamin Jagec, Croatian clarinetist, born in 1995, has studied clarinet performance at the Varaždin Music School (Croatia) and Academy of Music Ljubljana (Slovenia). He moved to Vienna in 2014 and started his studies at the MDW (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Ernst Ottensamer. Alongside his studies in clarinet performance, he started studying clarinet pedagogy (IGP) in 2018. He finished his studies at MDW in the class of Christoph Moser in 2021. He received his master’s degree with the highest distinction.
He has held numerous recitals and attended many masterclasses from world-renowned clarinetist such as Yehuda Gilad, Philippe Cuper, Pascal Moragues, Sharon Kam, Nicholas Cox. He was invited to take part in Academie Musicale de Villecroze in France as well as Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, where he was working with famous chamber music teachers.
As an orchestral musician, he is very active and has extensive orchestral experience. He performed with numerous symphony orchestras such as Beethoven Philharmonie, Mozart Orchester Wien, Wiener Kaiser Orchester, Nova Orchester Wien, Webern Symphony Orchester, Vienna Ensemble, Ton Der Jugend Orchester, Isa Festival Orchestra, Slowenisches Kammerorchester Wien, Orpheus Kammerorchester. He is also regular member of Janus Ensemble, one of the leading Austrian contemporary music ensembles.
In addition, Benjamin is part of the International Music Academy’s team as a clarinet, and saxophone teacher. He has experience working with students of all levels, from beginners to advanced players, preparing for entrance exams at music universities. Very active in chamber music, Benjamin enjoys playing with his colleagues and is passing on his passion for music to his students with great success.
Possible course languages: German, English, Croatian