Vanja sedlak - saxophone
Ghenadie Rotari - accordion
Vanja Sedlak and Ghenadie Rotari met during their studies at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany. Both were enrolled in the Contemporary Music Master's degree program and it was only natural for them to explore the fascinating sound world created by the fusion of the saxophone with the accordion together.
Serbian classical saxophonist Vanja Sedlak has performed at the Berlin Philharmonic and as a soloist with the Belgrade Philharmonic, with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and the New Munich Philharmonic. He has also been actively performing with his unique Trio Étoiles (two saxophones and piano).
Vanja Sedlak graduated from the University of Ljubljana and the University of Music and Theater in Munich, where he completed his Master in Contemporary Music.
Winner of national and international solo and chamber music competitions, he premiered works by new composers and has worked with many different chamber music ensembles, such as the Ensemble Oktopus and Opus21musikplus, among others.
Vanja Sedlak took part in numerous master classes by internationally renowned saxophonists such as Claude Delangle, Jean-Marie Londeix, Vincent David, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Daniel Gauthier and others.
He is a guest artist at the August Everding Academy in Munich and is currently teaching saxophone and chamber music at the musical branch at the Seligenthal high school in Landshut, Bavaria.