Anja Clift


Anja Clift (née Brezavšček, 1987) is a Slovenian flautist specialising in contemporary repertoire. She has been the recipient of many awards and distinctions, including a gold and silver medal at the TEMSIG competition (2004 & 2010 respectively), the Academic Prešeren Award for her outstanding interpretation of Carl Nielsen's Concerto for flute and orchestra (2012), two First prizes in the ISA-Sommerakademie Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music (2011, 2012) and the first prize for Interpretation of Contemporary Music in the “Giovanni Musicisti” competition in Treviso (2013).

She has obtained diplomas from the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Matej Grahek, the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where she studied with Karolina Šantl Zupan and Master of Specialised Performance in Contemporary music at

Hochschule für Musik Basel under the mentorship of Mike Svoboda. She is currently studying at Hochschule der Künste Bern with Prof. Martin Fahlenbock. She has participated in numerous masterclasses and Summer festivals such as Impuls Academy, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Akademie für zeitgenössische Musik Luzern, Gubbio Summer Festival, where she has worked with flautists Eva Furrer, Vera Fischer, Sophie Cherrier, Mario Caroli, Michael M. Kofler among others.

Wishing to gain a deeper understanding of music theory & history, she studied musicology at the Faculty of arts, Ljubljana in parallel to her studies in performance.

She performs regularly in chamber ensembles and as a soloist. She is a member of a Slovenian Ensemble Neofonía and co-founder of Ensemble neuverBand.