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An award-winning flute & guitar duo with a repertoire of Classical, World and South-American music.
AirString Duo was formed in 2010 by Luka Zeleznik (Flute) and Uros Baric (Guitar) during their studies at the University of music and performing arts Vienna. Since their debut on a series of concerts at the Slovenian GM Oder Festival, AirString Duo has performed on numerous stages in Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Italy, taking part on international festivals and competitions. AirString was awarded 1st Prize at International Competition “Città di Gorizia”, 2nd Prize at “Primoz Ramovs” Chamber Music Competition and published their first Album Summer Skies in 2013.
Luka Zeleznik studied flute with Fedja Rupel, Hansgeorg Schmeiser and Davide Formisano obtaining Master’s Degree at University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he also studied baroque flute with Gertraud Wimmer. He performed with various ensembles and chamber music formations in Europe and Japan. He has held the position of solo piccoloist in National Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Maribor and has acted as solo flutist of House of Culture Celje Symphonic Orchestra. He also performed with Slovene Radio Orchestra and Spira Mirabilis orchestra in Italy. Curently Luka Zeleznik holds the position of solo piccolist in Slovene Police protocol orchestra.
Uros Baric holds a Master’s Degree from University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he graduated with honors in 2011, in the class of Alvaro Pierri. During his studies he won several highest prizes at international competitions for young musicians, including the 1st prize at Concorso Europeo di Chitarra Classica in Gorizia. He has performed concerts in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2014 he released his debut solo album Fernando Sor and played a solo recital at the prestigious concert cycle Sounds of Classics at Ljubljana Castle. He is the founder of Guitarise.com, an online guitar learning platform, as well as Baros Records, an independent record label and recording studio.