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Urska Horvat



  • BBC Singers (Continuo cello and No.2 Cello)
  • The Novello Orchestra (Co-Principal)
  • Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (tutti)
  • Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ljubljana (tutti)
  • Davos Festival Camerata at the Davos Festival in Switzerland (Co-Principal)
  • Siegfried Camerata (Principal and Co-Principal)
  • YES Camerata (Co-Principal)
  • Paradisal Players (Principal)


  • Cello continuo at Milton Court (Barbican) with BBC Singers (2021)
  • Greenwich Trio (Beaminster Festival 2021)
  • Avant Piano Trio – CD recording in 2021 with Sheva Contemporary; Musician in Residence at the Hyderabad Autumn Fest 2018 (India: Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore); Trondheim Chamber Music Academy in Norway, working and performing alongside the members of Stockholm Syndrome and the pianist Joseph Kalichstein (Juilliard School);
  • Chamber music performances at Seeklang Hergiswil concert series (2017-2022) with Lana Trotovšek (violin), Daniel Dodds (violin), Ivana Gavri? (piano), among others.
  • Piano Trio performances with Deniz Gelenbe (piano) and Michael Bochmann (violin) (St. John's Smith Square 2018)
  • Borough New Music Concert Series in London (2018)
  • Chamber music projects and performances with Daniel Gaede (concertmaster of the Wiener Philharmoniker), Rick Stotijn, Ofer Falk, Lana Trotovšek, Nick Tarlton, Sam Burstin, Gijs Kramers, Ib Hausmann.
  • Tamesis Piano Trio – Hollywell Room Oxford, Second prize at TIM International Chamber Music Competition, semi-final at St Martin's Chamber Music Competition.
  • Duo Furioso (Festival Lent Slovenia, Live Music Now)


  • Elgar’s Cello Concerto with St. Paul’s Sinfonia (2021)
  • Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto with Maja Bogdanovi? at The Con Brio Festival (Osnabruch - Germany, 2019)
  • Vivaldi’s Double Concerto with Sam Shepherd (The Amatis Trio) and Yes Camerata (Belgium, 2018)
  • Dvo?ák's Cello Concerto with Trinity Laban Symphony in Cadogan Hall (2016) and London Euphonia Orchestra (2016)
  • Haydn Cello Concerto in D with London Meridian Players (2016)
  • Tigran Mansurian’s Cello Concerto with Orchestra of Royal Conservatory of Mons, Belgium (2015)
  • Recitals at St. James Piccadilly, St Martin-In-The-Fields
  • Suite of Dances (Solo Bach) with former New York Ballet dancer Joaquin de Luz


CD: Moments of vision (2021, Sheva Contemporary, chamber music – piano trio); rave reviews in the BBC Music Magazine, Limelight Magazine, Musical Opinion magazine, Pizzicato and The Art Music Lounge (winner of the What a performance! Prize).


  • 1st Prize at the Music Club of London Competition for Young Musicians (2017)
  • Live Music Now Foundation (2017)
  • Concordia Foundation (2017)
  • Director’s Prize for Excellence in Strings at Trinity Laban (2016)
  • Second prize at TIM International Chamber Music Competition in Italy with Tamesis Piano Trio (2016)
  • First prize at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competition (2016)
  • First prize at the Soloists' Competition (2016)
  • First prize at the “Vera Kantrovitch” solo Bach Competition (2015)
  • A recipient of an Ofenheim Charitable Trust Scholarship (2015-2017)
  • Third prize at the national chamber music competition “Primož Ramovš” in Slovenia with Amarilis piano trio (2012)
  • First prize at the international music competition “Davorin Jenko” in Serbia with Amarilis piano trio (2012)
  • Recipient of the Prešeren Award, the highest state award for the students in Slovenia (2011)


  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
    • Independent Study Programme (Advanced) with Professor David Cohen (2016-2017)
    • Postgraduate Artist Diploma with Professor David Cohen] (2015-2016)
  • Royal Conservatory of Mons - Master's degree with Distinction, Belgium [with Professor David Cohen] (2014-15)
  • International Chamber Music Academy - Certificate in chamber music with Trio di Parma, Trio di Trieste, Italy (2012-13)
  • Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia - Bachelor's degree (Artist & Teaching Diplomas) with highest distinction (2008-12)

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