12th Concert of the 31st International Music Cycle Young Virtuosi

4. April 2024
7.00 pm
Knights' Hall Križanke
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Javornik Novak Duo
Martin Javornik, guitar
Samo Novak, guitar

Opifex String Quartet
Nikola Pajanović, violin
Laura de Wolff, violin
Rebeka Skok, viola
Sara Čano, cello

Fernando Sor: Souvenir de Russie, op. 63
Enrique Granados:
Oriental in C minor, No. 2, from Spanish dances, op. 37
Andaluza in E minor, No. 5, from Spanish dances, op. 37
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
Sonatina canonica, for 2 guitars, op. 196
Mosso, grazioso e leggero
Tempo di Siciliane: Andantino
Fandango en Rondeau: Ritmico e deciso
Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

The Javornik Novak Duo are Martin Javornik and Samo Novak. The duo was founded in 2022 as part of the chamber music course at the University of Ljubljana’s Academy of Music. Javornik and Novak are studying at the Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Tomaž Rajterič, who is also the duo’s mentor. Since the beginning of their collaboration, the young musicians have performed regularly across Slovenia, and have taken part in several competitions. They won 1st place and 1st prize in their category at the 2023 TEMSIG national competition for young Slovenian musicians, along with a special mention for the best performance of the compulsory composition Plesni ambienti  by the Slovenian composer Peter Šavli. As winners of this competition they performed at the European Guitar Teacher Association (EGTA) Days in Velenje and the Guitar Summer School in Črnomelj, and are also set to perform at a concert organised by the Musical Youth of Slovenia. In the last year they have also played solo concerts in Domžale, Slovenj Gradec, Žalec and Radovljica. They always receive an enthusiastic response from audiences because of the quality of their performances and varied programme, as well as praise from some of the most important names in Slovenian guitar music.

The Opifex Wind Quartet comprises violinists Nikola Pajanović and Laura de Wolff, viola player Rebeka Skok and cellist Sara Čano. They also perform as a piano quintet with pianist Peter Bubola. The ensemble’s artistic director is Aleksandra Čano Muharemović. The members are currently part of Emil Cantor’s class at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. Their first concert was held at the hall of Radovljiška graščina, and they have also played at the Portorož Auditorium. They played with Tadej Kenig at Festival Ribnica, performing Antonin Dvořák’s American Quartet,  Carl Maria von Weber’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings  and a Song for String Quartet and Clarinet  by Nina Šenk. They were selected for the Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana concert series Ob klavirju,  performing Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major  at the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall. In March 2023 they took first prize and a special commendation at the TEMSIG Competition for their interpretation of Krzysztof Penderecki’s String Quartet No. 3.  First violinist Nikola Pajanović graduated from Ljubljana in June 2023 and is currently pursuing further studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Sara Čano graduated in cello from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and continues her studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where Rebeka Skok and Laura de Wolff are also pursuing their studies.

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