Igor Ozim was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After finishing his studies in his hometown, he studied with Max Rostal in London, winning the Carl-Flesch-Competition in 1951, followed by the first prize in the ARD Competition Munich in 1953.
This was followed by an intense concert activity in Europe and overseas. His large repertoire encompasses around 60 violin concertos and numerous chambermusic works. Many contemporary works of which he has given first performances are dedicated to him. He has performed with important international orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. Igor Ozim recorded extensively from then classical as well as from the contemporary repertoire.
One of the most sought-after violin teachers in Europe he taught at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and at the Hochschule für Künste Bern and now he teaches at the Mozarteum in Salzburg/Austria. He has given masterclasses all over the world and is jury member at most of the important competitions.