Matej Bonin was born in 1986 in Koper. He graduated of composition in the Academy of Music of Ljubljana in 2011, under the mentorship of prof. Uroš Rojko.
In the october of 2007 he participated in the festival of contemporary music Slowind in Ljubljana with the piece »Far form Close (for wind quintet) «. The piece was commisioned by the Slowind quintet and was also performed in Monza, Milano and Paris.
In 2008 he presented with a recital of his music on the International bienale of contemporary music in Koper.
For his work he received the Prešeren Prize of the University of Ljubljana in 2008. In 2009 there were three of his works played in the national competition of young
musicians Temsig: Impulses II (for guitar), SAXi, and Skrivalnice (for recorder, violin and
The piece »One man band« was first presented in march 2010 on the concert Prezrto-
Pozabljeno in Ljubljana and later on other concerts across Europe, played by accordionist Luka Juhart. That same year he wrote the music for the contemporary dance piece »Islands in the fog«, that was performed in Salzburg on the contemporary dance festival »Move Against It Meet Again«.
In October 2011 he received the commision from Ensemble Modern in cooperation with Goethe-Institut for the project »Where from? Where to? Myths-Nation-Identities« for the
Musica Viva Festival in Munich (December 2012), conducted by Peter Eötvös. In March 2012 the piece Souvenir(for two horns and four percussion players) was
presented in 27. Slovenian Music Days by hornists Saar Berger and Boštjan Lipovšek and STOP percussion ensemble. A new piece for string chamber orchestra, Lybra, was performed in May in the Festine Cycle by the Camerata Academica Novi Sad and the conductor Živa Ploj-Peršuh. He countinues his studies at the University of Music and
Performing Arts Graz in the class of prof. Beat Furrer.