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Samanta Škorja, clarinet
Stefan Pajanović, piano
Anamarija Lajh, flute
Angelika Lajh, piano
E. Chausson: Andante et Allegro for clarinet and piano
J. Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120
G. Ph. Telemann: Fantasia No. 3 in B minor, TWV 40:4
C. Saint-Saëns: Odelette, Op. 162
E. Varèse: Density 21.5
E. Schulhoff: Sonata za flavto in klavir, Op. 61, WV 86
Samanta Škorja (1997), after graduating from the Koper Art High School in the class of Borut Vatovc, completed her bachelor’s and master’s studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Jože Kotar and her master’s studies at the Haute école de musique in Geneva in the class of Romain Guyot. She has participated in numerous competitions where she has achieved high results, including four golden plaques and three first prizes at TEMSIG, a golden plaque at the international competition SVIREL, golden plaques and first prizes at the international competitions “Marco Fiorindo” in Turin and EMONA, first, second and third prizes at the Città di Carlino International Competition, first prize at the Davorin Jenko International Competition in Belgrade, third prize at the International Clarinet Competition in Thailand and 2021 first prizes at the UniWindLjubljana Competition, the Music Competition in France, the International Music Competition in Cluj and the Varaždin Woodwind & Brass Grand Prix. As a soloist, she has performed with the State Philharmonic Orchestra “Transilvania”, Filarmonica Braşov and Filarmonica de Stat Dinu Lipatti Satu Mare in Romania, with the symphony orchestras of KGBL, RTV Slovenia and SNG Maribor. She is an alternate member of the Orchestra of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and the Police Orchestra. She has participated in the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO), the Aurora Music Festival in Stockholm and the European Union Orchestra in Bucharest. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (GMJO) and an alternate member of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR).
Stefan Pajanović (1996) began playing the piano at the age of five in the class of Lilijana Žerajić. He has won numerous prizes, including first prize three times in a row at the Ars nova International Competition in Trieste. In 2009, he won second prize at the Euritmia International Competition in Italy, and in 2011 he won first and second prizes. In 2007, he won a silver plaque at the TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition, followed by a golden plaque and third prize in 2010. From 2011 to 2015, he was a student at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the class of Lidija Malahotky Haas. His musical development during this time was confirmed by prizes won at the Povoletto Competition in 2014, the Jurica Murai Memorial in Varaždin in 2015, and the TEMSIG Competition in 2013, where he was awarded a silver plaque. He continued his studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Jasminka Stančul, and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre in Munich in the 2018/2019 academic year as part of an Erasmus exchange. Last September, he performed as a soloist with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. He has honed his piano skills at seminars and summer music schools with renowned and world-renowned pianists and pedagogues, such as Ruben Dalibaltayan, Aleksandar Madžar, Konstantin Bogino, Markus Bellheim, Aleksandar Serdar, and others. In 2020 and 2021 he was an accompanist at Maestro George Pehlivanian’s Summer Opera Academy and has also collaborated with SNG Opera and Ballet Maribor.
Anamarija Lajh began her musical career under the guidance of Lija Frajnkovič at the Karol Pahor Music School in Ptuj, and at the Private St. Peter and Paul Music School in Ptuj. After passing the entrance exam, she continued her education at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Maribor under the direction of Prof. Violeta Ozvatić. At the end of her first year she passed the entrance exam to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz for the course Vorbereitung. Her passion for music led her to study the flute in Graz, where she improved her playing in concert and in lessons under the direction of Prof. Nils Thilo Krämer, and gained experience for her future career. During her studies she took part in national and international competitions, where she won numerous first prizes and golden plaques, and was twice winner of the national TEMSIG competition. She was the first chair flautist in several orchestras of the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Maribor, the first chair flautist in the performance Mountain Rose of the National Theatre Maribor, and was selected for the filming of the programme Mladi virtuozi at RTV Slovenia. In the course of her musical education, she has participated in numerous summer schools and master classes in Slovenia and abroad, including with internationally renowned flautists such as Martin Belič, Karl-Heinz Schütz and flautists Evi-Nini Kozmus, Rachel Brown, Jihoon Shin, Eszteri Alföldy-Boruss, and Lauri Levai Aksin.
Angelika Lajh began her piano studies at the Karol Pahor Music School in Ptuj in the class of Prof. Tom Hajšek. After successfully passing the entrance exam at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Maribor, she was introduced to the profound musical world of the piano by Prof. Lidija Maletić for four years. In 2016, she enrolled at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, majoring in Music – Piano, where she graduated in 2019 and received her master’s degree in 2021 in the class of Prof. Aleksander Serdar. During her studies, she attended additional seminars with renowned professors and successfully demonstrated her piano playing at international competitions in the solo, piano duo and chamber music categories. In 2016, she performed as a soloist with the String Orchestra of the Maribor Conservatory as part of the Klasinec Awards of the Maribor Conservatory. She is an amateur singer, works regularly as an accompanist for various musicians and groups, and loves to pass on her love of music to the next generation as a piano teacher.