Lev Pupis- soprano saxophone
In 1998 he graduated from the University of Music in Vienna.
From 2000 to 2003 he studied saxophone in Paris where he took his degree in J.Y.Fourmeau's class (Premier Prix) and afterwards he continued his post-graduate studies with Vincent David.
He won many major Slovenian and international prizes and had several solo or chamber music performances all around Europe.
As a solo artist he performed with orchestras in Graz, Ljubljana, Maribor, Belgrade and Vienna (George Pehlivanian, Tosihiro Jonezu).
In 2005 Lev Pupis successfully finished his Master's Degree at the University of Music in Vienna and became »Magister Artium«(in Oto Vrhovnik's class) and then also in 2007 at the Music Academy in Ljubljana (in Matjaž Drevenšek's class).
He played with reputable symphonic orchestras, such as: Mozarteum orchestra from Salzburg, Radio symphonic orchestra from Vienna, RTV Slovenia, the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Slovenian Army...
Besides being a solo and chamber music performer, Lev Pupis is also involved in teaching at music Conservatories of Ljubljana and Celje. Moreover, he has been a mentor to young musicians at the Saxophone Summer School in Nova Gorica where he acted as the Art Director in 2006.
More than 15 pieces by modern authors, including solo concertos, chamber trios and a saxophone quartet, have been written specially for Lev and the groups he plays with.