Jure Ivanušič  studied drama at the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television and piano at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz. On many Slovene theatre stages, he has created several character roles (Pentheus in Euripides' Bacchae, Jerry in Albee's Zoo Story, Lorenzo di Spadaro in Andreyev's Black Masks, Mozart in Amadeus and Brindsley Miller in Shaffer's Black Comedy, Blue Morphan in Shepard's Unseen Hand etc.) for which he received the highest awards and recognitions both at home and abroad. The theatrical performance "From Silence to Music" (which played over 300 performances), the "Prešeren Cabaret" and the screenplay for the television feature "Who Wants to Be a Mozart"[5] (in which Ivanušič played ten roles and received the Creative Gong Award by Vikend magazine) were created in collaboration with co-screenwriter Marko Vezovišek.

As a concert pianist he has performed works by Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin as well as Mozart's Concerts for Piano and Orchestra K. 414, K. 449, K. 453 and K. 488 with the Maribor Philharmonic Orchestra and played at concerts of the Maribor Music Artists Society. With Vanessa Redgrave, he performed at UNICEF concerts in London, Syracuse and Warsaw. Since 1992, he has been giving concerts with Rade Šerbedžija around Europe and the world. Ivanušič has played in many Slovene films (Outsider, Felix and others) and in several Slovene TV series and hosted TV broadcasts and shows (Impromptu, Slovenian Pop Songs 2002 and 2008, the State Ceremony to mark Slovenia's 2004 accession to NATO, Slovenian Dialect Music Festival 2001–2003, UNICEF, Film Music Concert etc.).



Impressions from the History of Music and Culinary Arts in Maribor