Matjaž Balažic studied at the Music and Ballet Conservatory in Maribor under Professor Andrej Lorber and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Janne Rättyä), from which he graduated with honours in 2013. He has won several first prices at various competitions in Slovenia and abroad (TEMSIG, Castelfidardo, Pula, Beltinci, Majano). 

He performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras. He has performed all around Europe with the quintet Piazzolleky which is known for performing Argentinian tango music since almost a decade.