Gregor coaches both individuals and ensembles at beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. Gregor is open to online coaching sessions and lessons.
To whom it may concern,
my name is Gregor Hrabar and I'm a violist/violinist, residing in Berlin.
I currently poses master degrees for violin (AG Ljubljana, Slovenia), chamber music (HfM "Hanns Eisler, Berlin, Germany, with String Quartet Furiant), and 2nd certificate of Colourstrings method. For viola, I have been most fortunate to receive guidance of William Coleman.
I have spent roughly 10 years teaching violin, viola and chamber music at various music schools in Austria and Germany, given masterclasses in Slovenia, Austria, France and via online platforms. The academic level I have been teaching solely privately. Also, during my studies in Austria and Slovenia, I was appointed concertmaster/principal violist at EUROSymphonySFK, a youth orchestra based in Austria, for which I was also responsible for coordinating participating musicians from the 3 countries included in the project. One of the orchestra's duties was also to accompany finalists of the Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria.
Chamber music has always been the centerpiece of my interest as a musician and a constant activity as far as I can remember, which resulted in two lasting groups: the Slovenia-based piano trio Barcarola, for which I have been rewarded the France Prešeren Foundation Award (the highest honour the Academy of Ljubljana is entitled to present a student), and a string quartet Furiant, that was invited to Berlin, where we finished our masters degree under guidance of Prof. Eberhard Feltz and Tim Vogler. During this period the quartet has been awarded first prize at Boris Pergamenschikow and third prize at ISW competition (both taking place in Berlin), awarded residency at SICMF at Stellenbosch South Africa, admitted to participate at Premio Paolo Borciani in Italy, won a 4-month contract with Lincoln Center Stage based in New York, recorded live for NDR in honour (and upon his request) of the contemporary German composer Helmut Lachenmann, started our own concert series in Berlin, and became members of Lord Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now e.V.
I consider it the highest moral obligation and a necessity for a musician to pass on the knowledge and experience to the future generations, combined with the sheer love of teaching, a profession with greatest level of responsibility. That is why I would like an opportunity to share what I have learned trough life with others.