Free tickets for the concert are available at Križanke Box Office and in the church of St. Francis of Assisi one hour before the start of the event.
Danijela Slana, organ
Emona String Quartet
Tim Skalar Demšar, violin
Neža Capuder, violin
Tilen Udovič, viola
Katarina Kozjek, cello
J. S. Bach: Prelude and fugue in G major, BWV 541
J. Rheinberger: Meditation, Op. 167, No. 8
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Allegro in B flat major, Op. posth. (1844)
J. S. Bach: Sonata No. 5 in C major, BWV 529
C. Franck: Choral No. 3 in A minor, FWV 40
A. Pärt: Fratres
F. J. Haydn: String quartet in D major, Op. 20, No. 4
Danijela Slana, born in Ljubljana, has since 2020 been a student at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she studies the organ under Hannfried Lucke. She began playing the piano at the age of 7. She began learning to play the organ in 2016 under Andrej Benedik, and was accepted to the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet the following year, where she has been taught by Nina Frank. In 2018 she won second prize and the silver plaque at the TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition, followed by first prize and the gold plaque in 2021. She performs on the organ and accompanies choirs and singers in her home town and elsewhere.
The Emona String Quartet, consisting of violinists Tim Skalar Demšar and Neža Capuder, violist Tilen Udovič, and cellist Katarina Kozjek, was officially founded in September 2018. Prior to that these musicians were already performing together as a piano quintet with pianist Alvin Čućić, under the mentorship of Miha Haas. Since 2018 they have been training as a quartet under Janez Podlesek. They regularly perform at musical evenings and festivals, and study with teachers such as Janez Podlesek, Emile Cantor, Goran Bakrač, and Wendy Enderle-Champney. In 2020 they won a first prize at the national TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition, along with a special commendation for their performance of a work by a Slovene composer. In May of last year they participated in the Concorso Musicale Palmanova international competition and also won a first prize. All the members of the quartet have participated successfully as soloists in national and international competitions, and work regularly with notable orchestras and choirs in Slovenia, including the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.