Nejc Grm (born in Ljubljana, 1992) belongs to the young prosperous Slovenian accordion generation. He works with various composers, with whom he tries to explore and enrich accordion repertoire in different musical styles. Besides original pieces for accordion 20th and 21st century including his concert repertoire in the same extent pieces mainly from the Baroque and Classical period.
During his studies he has given first performances of works by many Slovenian composers (including Uroš Rojko, Matej Bonin, Simon Penšek, Alenja Pivko Kneževič, Leon Firšt, Dominik Steklasa, Matjaž Predanič and others).
Nejc has received numerous awards and first prizes at national and international competitions. In 2011, he won at the International competition in Pula (Croatia), next year he won in Sydney where he became absolute winner of the International accordion competition. He participated four times at the International competition in Beltinci and every time even won in his category. In 2015, he was one of the finalist at the Arrasate Accordion competition in Spain. He is also two times winner (2011, 2014) of the Slovenian national competition Temsig, which is held every three years.
He has been receiving the Zois scholarship 2008-17, now he is a scholarship holder of the Ministry of culture Slovenia. Nejc has also received numerous recognition awards among which are: Prešeren Award of University of Ljubljana 2014 (awarded to one student per year for his or her significant artistic achievement); recognition from the mayor of the Municipality of Litija (2012); a recognition from his secondary school in Ljubljana (2011).
As a soloist, Nejc has performed in many countries such as in Slovenia, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, Croatia etc. He is a member of diverse groups, among others he plays in duo with cellist Katarina Leskovar and in duo Novum with saxophonist Jan Gričar. As a soloist played with the String Orchestra and with the Woodwind Orchestra of the Academy of Music Ljubljana.
He started playing accordion at the age of seven. In year 2011, he graduated with distinction at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the class of Ernö Sebastian. He graduated 2017 with the highest grade ‘summa cum laude’ from Academy of music in Ljubljana in the class of Luka Juhart. In school year 2014/15, he participated in the Erasmus student exchange in Sibelius Academy where he was a student of Veli Kujala. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance in Contemporary Music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, where he studies with tutor Mike Svoboda and takes part in the “zone expérimentale” ensemble. Simultaneously he is also a student of program Maisterklasse at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg in class of Teodoro Anzellotti.