Concert evenings to move and inspire you
The end of the summer Ljubljana Festival heralds the start of autumn and, with it, the new 27th edition of the international music cycle Young Virtuosi. The cycle was created by the General and Artistic Director of the Ljubljana Festival, Darko Brlek, whose vision was to offer rising young musical talents the opportunity to present themselves to the public in a serious concert setting. Over the past twenty-seven years, numerous young virtuosi from Slovenia and abroad have appeared in the Knights’ Hall at Križanke and gained invaluable experience of stage performance, both as soloists and as members of chamber ensembles. The musicians who have taken their place in the Young Virtuosi programme show a very special drive and talent, and the pleasure of hearing a youthful, natural and heartfelt interpretation serves to remind even the most successful musicians that although they are constantly searching for and developing their own style and technique, they should never forget about themselves and must listen carefully to the story of every note they create. As the great American jazz pianist and composer Duke Ellington put it: “Music is the oldest entity. A baby is born, and music puts him to sleep. He can’t read, he can’t understand a picture, but he will listen to music.” Surrender, then, to a fresh musical wave and spend Thursday evenings in the company of gifted young musicians from the Netherlands, Hungary, Serbia, Russia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Japan, Macedonia, Switzerland, Montenegro and South Korea.
Lea Čehovin, Musicologist
More info about concerts in our programme booklet: https://ljubljanafestival.si/file/2019/10/Programska-knjizica_27-MV_105x210_2019-2020_Web.pdf