Krištof Hrastnik was born in a small town in Slovenia named Laško. At the age of six he started to play percussion and since autumn 2012 he has been studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna under Gerhard Windbacher. He gained wide musical experience from playing in a number of orchestras including the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, the Baden Sinfonietta and many others. He took part in many competitions for percussion and won numerous prizes: Upol Svirel Competition (Golden Prize), Temsig Slovenia (Second Prize) and ItalyPAS on the Vibraphon (Second Prize). In 2015 he was selected for an audition to participate in the summer academy of the Vienna Philharmonic as part of the Salzburg Festival.
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