MARJANA JOCIF, recorder
EVA DOLINŠEK, harpsichord
ROK ZALETEL ČERNOŠ, violin
BEATA ILONA BARCZA, piano
G. B. Fontana: Sonata in G major
J. van Eyck: Doen Daphne d’Over schoone Maeght
F. Couperin: Premier concert from Concerts Royaux
F. Geminiani: Sonata in G minor, Op. I/3
J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
F. Waxman: Carmen Fantasie
N. Paganini: Caprice No. 24 in A minor, Op. 1
Marjana Jocif completed the lower music school programme at Kranj Music School with Špela Loti Knoll before continuing her training at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet under Mateja Bajt, with whom she is now also studying in the Early Music Department at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. She plays and performs with various early music ensembles in both academic and non-academic contexts, appearing with them at music festivals and subscription concert cycles. Notable performances to date have included recitals in the “Listening at the Opera” series organised by Glasbena Mladina Ljubljanska (Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana) – as a member of recorder quartet “La dolce fiamma” in 2015, as a soloist accompanied by harpsichordist Alberto Busettini in 2016, and as a recorder duo with Una Košir accompanied by harpsichordist Eva Dolinšek in 2017. While a student at the Conservatory and the Academy of Music, she has taken part in several TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competitions, winning multiple gold plaques and special diplomas. In spring 2016, competing as a soloist, she won a gold plaque, a first prize and a special diploma for scoring 100 points. In 2019 she won a gold plaque, a first prize, a special diploma for scoring 100 points and a special diploma for the best performance of a work by a Slovene composer. In 2016 the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet awarded her the Škerjanc Prize for her achievements.
Harpsichordist Eva Dolinšek completed her master’s degree at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where she studied with Egon Mihajlović. In 2015, in recognition of her outstanding artistic achievements and her success in the master’s examination, she graduated summa cum laude. Her activities championing the revival and research of early music continue in the form of solo and chamber concerts as part of subscription series and in specialised lectures on the subject. Since 2011 she has been the artistic director of the baroque chamber ensemble “Musica nucis”. In 2018 she became a teaching assistant for harpsichord at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. As well as attending summer schools with renowned teachers, she regularly studies with the internationally acclaimed French harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset. In 2016 she released her first compact disc, entitled Barok. She has won prizes at several international competitions. She received a special commendation from the jury at the 2019 TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition for her artistic support of Marjana Jocif, a competitor in the recorder category.
Rok Zaletel Černoš appeared as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor in 2018, with performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at the Slovenska Filharmonija in Ljubljana and at the Maribor Opera. That same year he auditioned successfully for the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, going on tour and appearing in some of the most important European concert halls, including the Musikverein in Vienna, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the NFM in Wrocław, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon and the Palacio de la Música in Alicante. He also received the Prešeren Prize of the Academy of Music for his performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with the Symphony Orchestra of the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He is currently completing undergraduate studies at the Academy of Music in the class of Vasilij Meljnikov and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in the class of Anton Sorokow. His achievements in competitions include a first prize and overall victory at the Young Virtuoso competition in Zagreb, a first prize at the Young Musicians of Slovenia (TEMSIG) competition, a second prize at the Rudolf Matz International String Competition in Čakovec, a first prize at an international competition in Niš and a primo premio assoluto at the Ars Nova International Music Competition in Trieste.
Beata Ilona Barcza began her musical career with piano lessons at the Joseph Haydn Music School in Fertöd, Hungary. She continued her studies at the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts of the University of Pécs, graduating in 2012 as a pianist and in 2013 as a piano teacher. She then went on to pursue doctoral studies. She has taken part in numerous competitions and won several first prizes. She has also participated as a pianist and accompanist at many festivals, international competitions (Europa Cantant Festival, Bovec OrkesterkamP, Svirél) and masterclasses. She has already worked and performed with many Slovene musicians, including Tibor Kerekeš, Rok Zgonc, Žiga Brank and Matej Grahek. As a pianist, she gives regular recitals at the National Theatre in Pécs together with the excellent soprano Marianna Váradi. She is currently employed as a répétiteur at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.