Filip Strauch belongs among the most talented Slovakian pianists of his generation. After the graduation from the University in Slovakia in 2012 he were admitted for the advanced postgraduate programme- soloist class at The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark with great pianist and composer Niklas Sivelov. Simultaneously with his Danish studies, Filip won a scholarship for a special training course at The Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg, Russia where has been studying with well- known Russian pianists and teachers Vladimir Shakin and Sergey Maltsev. Filip began playing the piano at a very early age, under the guidance of his pianist father. A ten year old Filip recorded Mozart’s well-known fantasy C minor for the Slovak Radio. During his studies at the Conservatory in Žilina, Filip became a laureate of the Slovak Conservatories Competition and simultaneously won a contest to play alongside the National Chamber Orchestra. In 2004 he received the medal for representing the school and in the same year was admitted to the Conservatory in Bratislava to be tutored by renowned teacher Peter Pazicky. It was under his guidance that Filip later graduated with great success in the Slovak Philharmonic. In 2005 he started his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava with Ivan Gajan, and later Marian Lapšanský. Filip worked with several renowned teachers – Ferenc Rados, Josef Kluson, András Keller, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Dmitri Bashkirov, Christian Zacharias, Robert Levin, Catherine Brown, Juhani Lagerspetz, Steven Mayer, Liisa Pohjola, Jens Elvekjær, Boris Berman. As a prize winner of the Yamaha competition in Bratislava in 2009, Filip got an opportunity to perform with the Slovak Radio Orchestra, which was recorded live and broadcast on Radio Devin. During university Filip represented the school throughout Europe. Filip won in june 2014 1st price in Piano Competition of Royal Danish Academy of music and simultaneously won a price of best instrumentalist of academy. In addition to solo play, he has been regularly working on many projects including chamber and contemporary music. He has a large number of awards for best chamber player and has frequently cooperated with Slovak Television and the Slovak Radio. Since 2005 he has been actively involved in educational activities, and is regularly invited to festivals and master-classes. From 2009 to 2011 he taught at the Bratislava Conservatory – chamber music – piano duos. This year has establishes two chamber groups with renowned musicians from four countries (Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia). Filip is currently working on the release of his debut solo album and on the release of his first electronical music album.