About Me

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I am a musician and software developer from Melbourne, Australia. My parents are from the Slovenian region of Styria (Štajerska). I have been playing popular folk music (Slo: narodnozabavna glasba, Ger: volksmusik) from the alpine regions of Slovenia, Austria, Germany and Switzerland on piano accordion and diatonic button accordion for over 14 years. I also dabble in Musette, Italian and Latin styles on accordion.

I learnt the piano accordion for nearly 10 years from Don Quattrocchi, who ran the largest music school in country Victoria in the 1970s, and composed music for accordion exams which was accepted by the Australian Guild of Music and Speech.

I have performed at several markets, festivals and ethnic communities across Melbourne promoting Slovenian and Austrian folk music on accordion, in various groups as well as solo.

For several years I ran a podcast and internet radio stream promoting various styles of alpine folk and polka music from around the world. Developing a small but committed listener base, the final podcast in 2009 reached its peak of hundreds of listeners online as well as shortwave over the world, thanks to an anonymous shortwave broadcaster from Europe.

Since 2007 I've been uploading my own videos to YouTube. I currently have over 400 videos on YouTube, which have collectively received almost 2.5 million views. In 2008 I was featured on YouTube Australia's homepage for a week.

I am available for functions where folk music from Slovenia, Austria, Germany or Switzerland is desired, typically as a duo.

Swiss National Day Picnic Austrian Club Melbourne 2015
New year's eve Slovenian Club St. Albans 2013
Swiss Festival Melbourne 2012 (Phillip Nadvesnik, Beat Stuber)
Swiss Festival Melbourne 2010 (Phillip Nadvesnik, Beat Stuber)
Slovenian Festival Melbourne 2008 (Slovenian accordionists in Melbourne)
Slovenian Festival Melbourne 2008 (Daniel Smon, Phillip Nadvesnik)
Slovenian Club Geelong 2007 (Joze Mahkovic, Janez Kure, Phillip Nadvesnik)
Austrian Club Melbourne 2006