HINKO HAAS is considered as one of the most prominent representatives of Slovene pianists.
He studied the piano at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with Dubravka Tomšič – Srebotnjak, with Rudolf Kehrer in Weimar, Claude Copens in Brussels and with Carl Engel in Bern.
He received the Prešeren award of the Academy of Music, the Prešeren award of the University of Ljubljana and Julij Betetto award of Slovene Music Society.
As a soloist and member of numerous chamber groups, he has collaborated with several soloists and ensembles (Les percusions de Strasbourg, Taipei Chamber Orchestra, Igor Ozim, Jerzy Kosmala, Wolfgang Panhofer, Ana Pusar Jerič, piano duo with Aci Bertoncelj, Ljubljana Piano Trio, Trio Syringa, Pro Musica Nova Ensemble …). He has given concerts in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Taiwan, USA, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and performed with Slovene and foreign orchestras and conductors. He has been a guest of Ljubljana International Summer Festival, Ohrid Summer Festival and World Music Days 2003.
Hinko Haas has recorded for radio and television companies in Slovenia and abroad. Publishing houses of RTV Slovenia, Helidon and Edizione pizzicato have issued his recordings on 21 CD´s.
His repertoire includes solo and concert works of all style periods. Contemporary Slovene composers write for him. Hinko Haas has also devoted much of his time to chamber music.
Since 1992 he has been a piano professor at the University of Ljubljana – Academy of Music.