Jan Kruzliak

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Violinist

Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Jan Kruzliak is a Bratislava-based violinist. The son of a flute maker and Slovak folk enthusiast, Jan began his musical journey at an early age and after a turn majoring economics, went on to focus on early baroque and contemporary music at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Eventually Jan re-discovered world and traditional music while studying abroad at Royal Academy of Music Aarhus and began to incorporate looping and other effects into his playing style. A master of many genres including jazz, experimental and classical, Jan has toured across Europe with countless ensembles and accompanied large-scale theatre productions. Recently, his group La3noCubano has led percussion workshops for Roma youth as well as performed free concerts in refugee camps.