All Capone Strajh Trio was founded in 1993 by composer Gregor Sternisha. His idea was to have a band playing exclusively his compositions and which fits in one small car.
In this part of Europe, where Gregor Sternisha works, it is not very unusual for a composer to have his own band. For example Antonio Vivaldi, who worked in Venice a few hundred years ago had a band which performed his music. And Venice is only 3 hours drive from Ljubljana, where Gregor Sternisha works.
Composing for All Capone Strajh Trio Gregor Sternisha was inspired by Spike Jones, Addams Family and Fellini. When he heard Kronos Quartet second time in Ljubljana he said: we could do the same, and even better with more fun.
Gregor Sternisha finished music studies at Ljubljana Academy for Music, University of Ljubljana. Years ago he performed in some rock, rock in opposition, jazz and punk groups. Between 1985 and 1995 he mostly composed music for theater. He worked with most excellent theater directors and was awarded for his music several times.
In 1993 he decided to form his own band and performs only his compositions. Half of compositions are original and half of compositions are unique arrangements of rock or classical music. In 10 years they recorded 4 CDs: Greatest Hits, 1 Theme 1000 Approaches, ISO 2001 and I Heart Kitsch. They gave many great concerts in these 10 years.
The last two CDs were performed by very talented young musicians. The violin player Rok Zgonc is taking post degree studies in LA and the cello player Jaka Stadler is a member of Gustav Mahler Symphony Orchestra, where most talent young musicians are selected from all over the Europe.
The band also has 3 videos and you can see the latest one at:www.mp4.com (genere: indie) All Capone Strajh Trio
Some more music you can find at: www.mp3.com (genre: classical, chamber) All Capone Strajh Trio
This trio plays music for anyone who listens to Classical with their finger on the ÒSearch' button of their CD player, fast-forwarding to the'good parts.' Their witty, post modern neoclassicism has more references packed into it than a Simpsons episode.