Bartosz Skłodowski, piano
Blaž Starc, saxophone

10th Concert of the International Music Cycle

8. March 2018
19.30
Knight's Hall, Križanke
Free entrance

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7. GIFT VOUCHERS
7.1. Holders of gift vouchers issued by Festival Ljubljana can exchange their gift vouchers for tickets to any Festival Ljubljana event.
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7.4. A gift voucher is transferrable and may be transferred to a third party without restrictions; it must be redeemed within five months of the date of its issue.

8. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
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– a complaint under the complaints procedure (point 8.1 and subsequent): the purpose of the processing is to resolve a complaint arising from a contractual relationship, and to meet regulatory standards relating to the resolution of complaints under the Consumer Protection Act.
8.2. In the case referred to in the preceding point, Festival Ljubljana shall collect and process the following information: name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
8.3. Festival Ljubljana shall process collected personal data in accordance with applicable legislation on the protection of personal data.
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– it never leases or sells data, and does not permit their processing by any third parties, except for contractual processors of personal data;
– it allows contractual processors to process personal data only provided that they ensure an adequate level of personal data protection as required by applicable legislation;
– it only retains personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected;
– it undertakes to permanently protect all personal data;
– personal data are only processed by persons authorised for that purpose by Festival Ljubljana, and by contractual processors’ authorised persons;
– it amends the rules on personal data protection in line with changes to legislation on the protection of personal data.
8.5. Festival Ljubljana shall collect and process personal data (the first indent of point 8.1) on the basis of:
– point (b) of Article 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”),
– point (c) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR,
– point (e) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR,
– point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.
8.6. For all information concerning personal data processing or the rights of data subjects (rights to withdraw consent, to access, to rectification, to erasure, to restriction of processing, to data portability and to object), you can contact Festival Ljubljana using the contact information provided in point 1.1 of these General Terms and Conditions.
8.7. If you believe that the processing of your personal data breaches applicable legislation on the protection of personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner at the following address: Informacijski pooblaščenec, Zaloška cesta 59, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, tel.: +386 1 230 9730, e-mail: gp.ip@ip-rs.si.

9. AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
9.1. In the event of changes to any regulations relating to the operation of Festival Ljubljana, including regulations on personal data protection, or any other regulations, and in the event of changes to its own business policy, Festival Ljubljana shall amend these General Terms and Conditions.
9.2. All amendments to these General Terms and Conditions shall enter into force and be applied eight days after the publication of the amendments. Should amendments to these General Terms and Conditions be required owing to harmonisation with regulations, those amendments may exceptionally enter into force and be applied within a shorter period of time.

10. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
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10.4. Festival Ljubljana will handle the complaint within eight days of receiving it in a written form. Within the same period, Festival Ljubljana will be obliged to send the audience member or purchaser a written reply to the complaint submitted.
10.5. Festival Ljubljana will endeavour to settle any dispute amicably.

These General Terms and Conditions shall enter into force on 25 July 2019.

Bartosz Skłodowski, piano

Programme:

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, “Appasionata”

F. Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49

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Blaž Starc, saxophone

Azzeh Fada, piano

Programme:

H. Tomasi: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

R. Muczynski: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 29

T. Escaich: Lutte for Alto Saxophone solo

A. Piazzolla: Tango Etude No 3

Polish pianist Bartosz Skłodowski (1993) began playing the piano at the age of seven in Jelenja Gora under the tutelage of Ewa Wieczorek and, later, Irina Oleszkiewicz. In 2012 he began studying at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdansk in the class of Waldemar Wojtal. He is also studying chamber music with Bogna Czerwinska-Szymula. He has further developed his musical potential at masterclasses with renowned teachers such as Andrzej Jasinski, Zbigniew Raubo, Wojciech Switala, Andrzej Tatarski and Piotr Paleczny. He has won prizes at national and international competitions. Most recently, in May 2017, he won a first prize at the Mauro Paolo Monopoli Competition in Barletta (Italy). He performs regularly both as a soloist and in chamber groups and has given concerts in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and his native Poland. He performed Chopin’s second piano concerto in Brussels to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth. He is shortly due to perform in Taiwan with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra.

Saxophonist Blaž Starc, born in Ljubljana 1998, completed lower music school in Radlje ob Dravi in the class of Dejan Kus. In 2013 he enrolled at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, where he studies with Peter Kruder. He plays with numerous ensembles and is a member of the Radlje Big Band and Wind Orchestra. He has taken part in numerous competitions, with notable results including: two first prizes at the Davorin Jenko International Music Competition in Belgrade (once with a quartet), a first prize and a first place in Povoletto, one first prize and one second prize at the wind and brass competition in Varaždin, four gold diplomas at the Svirél International Music Competition (including a perfect score of 100 points in 2017). He has attended masterclasses with well-known musicians such as Tomislav Žužak, Dragan Sremec, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Saša Nestorović, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Marie Londeix, Jean-Denis Michat, Matjaž Drevenšek, Claude Delangle, Jure Pukl, Philippe Giess and Rico Gubler. He has performed as a soloist with the wind orchestra and revue orchestra of the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet.

Fada Azzeh attended the Slavko Osterc Music School in Ljutomer before enrolling at the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Maribor, where she studied with Marjana Mlakar and Planinka Jurišić-Atić. She graduated from the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, with whom she went on to complete postgraduate studies in 2009. As an Erasmus exchange student in Cologne, she attended piano classes with Arbo Valdma. She has also attended summer schools and seminars with Arbo Valdma, Siavush Gadjiev, Igor Lazko, Konstantin Bogino, Rita Kinka, Peter Toperczer, among others. She has won numerous prizes in competitions, as well as the Dr Roman Klasinc Diploma from the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Maribor and the 2005 Student Prešeren Prize of the Academy of Music for her performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor. She has also performed as a soloist with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Ljubljana Academy of Music. She is currently employed as a piano teacher and répétiteur at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet.

 

Important information

FESTIVAL LJUBLJANA GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. SERVICE PROVIDER
1.1. FESTIVAL LJUBLJANA
Trg francoske revolucije 1
1000 Ljubljana

2. GENERAL
2.1. Upon arrival at a venue, audience members or purchasers of Festival Ljubljana events are required to switch off any mobile phones, watches or other devices that make noise and could disturb the performance.
2.2. Any audio and/or video recording or photography is strictly prohibited at all Festival Ljubljana events. Festival Ljubljana reserves the right to remove from a venue any audience member contravening this point. In this case, the audience member will not be entitled to any refunds or compensation for the ticket purchased, and will be liable to Festival Ljubljana for any damages it incurs as a result of the audience member contravening this point.
2.3. Festival Ljubljana reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times in cases including, but not limited to, performers’ illness, weather conditions preventing an event from taking place, other force majeure events and actions by audience members in contravention of these General Terms and Conditions.
2.4. Festival Ljubljana tickets are exempt from VAT (point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on Implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

3. KRIŽANKE OPEN-AIR THEATRE
3.1. The part of the Križanke Open-Air Theatre intended for the audience is not covered with a roof, which means that in the event of bad weather (rain, wind, etc.) the audience may be exposed to the elements; in such cases, Festival Ljubljana is not obligated to change the programme, venues and/or scheduled start times.
3.2. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage. Audience members viewing a performance from the these seats will not be entitled to a purchase price reduction, to a refund of the purchase price or to any compensation for such tickets. By purchasing such tickets, audience members shall be deemed to accept the aforementioned properties of these seats.

4. EVENTS WITH A BACK-UP LOCATION AND/OR TIME
4.1. Some events are organised by Festival Ljubljana with a back-up location and/or time, which is stated at ljubljanafestival.si and on the ticket, on which the back-up location and/or time, as well as other important information are indicated.
4.2. If an event referred to in point 4.1 is held in a back-up location and/or at a back-up time, the selected location and/or time will be announced no later than on the day of the event at www.ljubljanafestival.
4.3. If an event is held in a back-up location and/or at a back-up time, audience members or purchasers will not be entitled to a purchase price reduction, a refund of the purchase price, any compensation or exchange of the ticket for a ticket to any other Festival Ljubljana event.

5. REFUND AND EXCHANGE OF TICKETS
5.1. If an event is interrupted or is not held due to a power cut, noise, adverse weather or any other external factor or force majeure (hereinafter: “reasons for interruption”), audience members or purchasers will not be entitled to a refund of the purchase price, exchange of the ticket or any compensation for a purchased ticket.
5.2. If an event is cancelled other than for reasons referred to in point 5.1, in accordance with these General Terms and Conditions, audience members or purchasers will be entitled to a refund of the purchase price for a purchased ticket, or to have their purchased ticket exchanged for a ticket to any other Festival Ljubljana event.
5.3. The exchange of a ticket pursuant to point 5.2 above shall only be possible in the case of purchased tickets, and provided that there are still tickets available for the chosen event and provided further that any difference in price between the original purchased ticket and the new ticket is paid by the audience member or purchaser.
5.4. Exchange of tickets shall not be possible for events organised as co-productions with other organisers.
5.5. Audience members or purchasers may claim a refund of the purchase price for a purchased ticket at the sales point where they purchased the ticket.
5.6. If a ticket was purchased online, audience members or purchasers shall exercise their right to ticket exchange or to a refund of the purchase price at the online sales point of the vendor Eventim SI d.o.o., Celovška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. The vendor’s e-mail address: info@eventim.si.
5.7. Tickets can be exchanged or the purchase price refunded within 30 days of the cancelled event. Audience members or purchasers shall be refunded the amount that they actually paid to purchase the ticket. Where a ticket is exchanged for another ticket, the price actually paid for the ticket by the audience member or purchaser shall be taken as the basis for determining the exchange. In no case shall Festival Ljubljana refund audience members or purchasers who chose to exchange their tickets any difference in price between the original ticket purchased and the ticket to another event.
5.8. In cases referred to in point 2.3, audience members or purchasers will not be entitled to a ticket exchange or a refund of the purchase price.

6. MOBILITY IMPAIRED PERSONS
6.1. Festival Ljubljana allows mobility impaired persons in wheelchairs to attend events for free.
6.2. Mobility impaired persons who wish to attend a Festival Ljubljana event must announce this in advance by telephone at +386 1 241 6026 or +386 1 241 6028.
6.3. Free attendance of events shall be offered to persons referred to in the preceding point until all available places are taken, with available places being allocated to those persons on a “first come, first served” basis.
6.4. Persons accompanying mobility impaired persons must purchase tickets.

7. GIFT VOUCHERS
7.1. Holders of gift vouchers issued by Festival Ljubljana can exchange their gift vouchers for tickets to any Festival Ljubljana event.
7.2. Gift vouchers can be exchanged for tickets to any Festival Ljubljana event chosen, subject to availability of tickets for such an event.
7.3. The value of a gift voucher is indicated thereon. If the value of the ticket is more than the value of the gift voucher, the gift voucher holder must pay the difference. If the value of the ticket is less than the value of the gift voucher, Festival Ljubljana will not be obliged to pay the difference to the gift voucher holder.
7.4. A gift voucher is transferrable and may be transferred to a third party without restrictions; it must be redeemed within five months of the date of its issue.

8. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
8.1. Festival Ljubljana shall act as a controller and processor of personal data in the following cases:
– a complaint under the complaints procedure (point 8.1 and subsequent): the purpose of the processing is to resolve a complaint arising from a contractual relationship, and to meet regulatory standards relating to the resolution of complaints under the Consumer Protection Act.
8.2. In the case referred to in the preceding point, Festival Ljubljana shall collect and process the following information: name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
8.3. Festival Ljubljana shall process collected personal data in accordance with applicable legislation on the protection of personal data.
8.4. Festival Ljubljana’s policy for managing and processing personal data is as follows:
– it never leases or sells data, and does not permit their processing by any third parties, except for contractual processors of personal data;
– it allows contractual processors to process personal data only provided that they ensure an adequate level of personal data protection as required by applicable legislation;
– it only retains personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected;
– it undertakes to permanently protect all personal data;
– personal data are only processed by persons authorised for that purpose by Festival Ljubljana, and by contractual processors’ authorised persons;
– it amends the rules on personal data protection in line with changes to legislation on the protection of personal data.
8.5. Festival Ljubljana shall collect and process personal data (the first indent of point 8.1) on the basis of:
– point (b) of Article 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”),
– point (c) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR,
– point (e) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR,
– point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.
8.6. For all information concerning personal data processing or the rights of data subjects (rights to withdraw consent, to access, to rectification, to erasure, to restriction of processing, to data portability and to object), you can contact Festival Ljubljana using the contact information provided in point 1.1 of these General Terms and Conditions.
8.7. If you believe that the processing of your personal data breaches applicable legislation on the protection of personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner at the following address: Informacijski pooblaščenec, Zaloška cesta 59, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, tel.: +386 1 230 9730, e-mail: gp.ip@ip-rs.si.

9. AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
9.1. In the event of changes to any regulations relating to the operation of Festival Ljubljana, including regulations on personal data protection, or any other regulations, and in the event of changes to its own business policy, Festival Ljubljana shall amend these General Terms and Conditions.
9.2. All amendments to these General Terms and Conditions shall enter into force and be applied eight days after the publication of the amendments. Should amendments to these General Terms and Conditions be required owing to harmonisation with regulations, those amendments may exceptionally enter into force and be applied within a shorter period of time.

10. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
10.1. Audience members or purchasers shall submit a complaint regarding a Festival Ljubljana service in written form either via e-mail at maja.stojanov@ljubljanafestival.si or by registered mail at the following address:
Festival Ljubljana
Trg francoske revolucije 1
1000 Ljubljana – with the label: “FOR MARKETING”.
10.2. The complaint handling procedure shall be confidential.
10.3. In their complaint, audience members or purchasers must provide contact information (name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and a detailed description of the incident and/or reasons for the complaint.
10.4. Festival Ljubljana will handle the complaint within eight days of receiving it in a written form. Within the same period, Festival Ljubljana will be obliged to send the audience member or purchaser a written reply to the complaint submitted.
10.5. Festival Ljubljana will endeavour to settle any dispute amicably.

These General Terms and Conditions shall enter into force on 25 July 2019.