Tilen Slakan is a Slovenian composer who started his musical path in the primary music school »Risto Savin« in Zalec where he played trumpet and piano. He continued playing the trumpet in the Artistic Music High School Velenje in the class of David Spec. At that time he also became very interested in composing and he got much help and encouragement from his teacher Slavko Suklar. He decided to continue his studies of trumpet and composition at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he graduated in the class of Stanko Arnold. He finished his Master studies of theoretical-musical pedagogy and composition under Marko Mihevc. At the moment he is studying musical theory and composition for his PhD Degree under the supervision of Andrej Misson.
He regularly works with various orchestras (The Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra, Slovene Philharmonic Symphony orchestra, Woodwinds Orchestra Zarja Šoštanj, Slovenian Police Orchestra, the Academy’s Symphony Orchestra, String Chamber Orchestra «Camerata Laibach», Fran Korun Koželjski Velenje Symphony Orchestra, Risto Savin Žalec Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band Slovenia, Tambourine Orchestra “Tamburjaši”, etc.), chamber groups (SToP – Slovenian Percussion Project, the Academy’s Brass ensemble, Goodivas String Quartet, Dissonance String Quartet, RojoTango Orchestra, Piano Trio «Trio Liberte», the Academy’s Trumpet ensemble and Percussion Studio, etc.), choirs (the Academy’s Chamber Choir, Tone Tomšič Academic Choir, Mixed Choir Tabor, Women’s Choir ČarniCe, Chamber Choir Orfej, etc.) and soloists (Stanko Arnold, Petra Vidmar, Nikola Pajanović, Jure Gradišnik, Sanja Zupanič, Naja Mohorič, etc.).