As a result of building and renovation work being carried out by Union Hotels, the concert will now take place in the Slovenian Philharmonic building rather than in the Union Hall as originally planned.
Ticketholders are informed that all existing tickets must be exchanged for replacement tickets. You can exchange your ticket(s) at the Križanke Box Office (Trg francoske revolucije 1) or by telephone (+386 (0)1 241 60 26; +386 (0)1 241 60 28) on weekdays from 12 pm to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Tickets may also be exchanged at the Eventim office in Tivoli Park (Celovška cesta 25) on weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
You must hand in your existing tickets when collecting your new tickets.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
4th Winter Festival – Hommage à Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Imogen Cooper (Great Britain) and Aleksej Volodin (Russia), piano
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Bojan Sudjič, conductor
L. van Beethoven: Leonora Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15; Imogen Cooper, piano
L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Alexei Volodin, piano
Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Recent and future concerto performances include the Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle, Sydney Symphony with Simone Young, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard and the Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Collon, the latter including performances in London and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Her solo recitals this season include London, Istanbul, Madrid and Washington DC. Imogen has a widespread international career and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Budapest Festival, NHK and London Symphony Orchestras.She has played at the BBC Proms and with all the major British orchestras, including particularly close relationships with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia, play/directing. Imogen is a committed chamber musician and performs regularly with Henning Kraggerud and Adrian Brendel. As a Lieder recitalist, she has had a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair in both the concert hall and recording studio. She received a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2007 and was the recipient of an award from the Royal Philharmonic Society the following year. In 1997 she was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music and in 1999 she was made a Doctor of Music at Exeter University. The Imogen Cooper Music Trust was founded in 2015, to support young pianists at the cusp of their careers and give them time in an environment of peace and beauty.
Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin possesses an extraordinarily diverse repertoire. Born in 1977 in Leningrad, Alexei Volodin studied at Moscow’s Gnessin Academy and later with Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2001, he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como and gained international recognition following his victory at the International Géza Anda Competition in Zürich in 2003. A regular artist at festivals, Volodin has performed at Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival, Festival Les nuits du Château de la Moutte, Variations Musicales de Tannay, Bad Kissingen Sommer Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Les Rencontres Musicales d’Évian, Festival La Folle Journée, The White Nights Festival in St Petersburg, St. Magnus International Festival and the Moscow Easter Festival. Alexei Volodin is an exclusive Steinway artist.
Maestro Bojan Suđić, the most distinguished Serbian conductor today, has been, for more than a decade, the music director of the Music Production Department of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) and the chief conductor of its two renowned ensembles – the RTS Symphony Orchestra and the RTS Choir. As a professor of conducting at the Faculty of Music, Belgrade University of Arts, he is also the chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of this academic institution and Artistic director of the BEMUS festival, the main musical event in Serbia. His artistic and professional career has been built upon a complex and rich repertoire consisting of symphonic, choral, opera and ballet music. He has also become celebrated for directing and conducting large scale on-stage concerts, numbering more than five hundred musician performers as well as for performing concerts in front of large audiences, some exceeding ten thousand people, with the intention of introducing and presenting classical music to broader audiences. Upon winning the first prize at the Yugoslav Competition of Music Artists in Zagreb in 1989 (later renamed to Lovro fon Matačić International Competition of Young Conductors) maestro Bojan Suđić expanded his professional career to Europe and Latin America, collaborating with more than fifty orchestras and numerous choirs. Starting from the season 2018/19, maestro Bojan Suđić will become the principal guest conductor of the UNIMI Orchestra, Milan.
There are few symphony orchestras in the world that can pride themselves on a tradition as intensive and enduring as that of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra has reaffirmed its reputation on numerous tours to European cultural centres and in the United States of America and Japan, as well as presenting itself at many renowned international festivals. Amongst the particularly noteworthy events of the previous season were a European tour performing a concert version of P. I. Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta, with Anna Netrebko in the leading role, as well as the performances in the Royal Opera House in Muscat, and a seven-concert tour with Mischa Maisky in Slovenia, Germany and the Netherlands.