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Erazem Žganjar, recorder
Eva Dolinšek, harpsichord
Trobilni kvintet Neobrass
Jernej Maček & Kristjan Zupan, trumpet
Marko Arh, horn
Žan Kopše, trombone
Uroš Menegatti, tuba
G. B. Fontana: Sonata No. 6 (Sonata Sesta)
F.-A. Danican Philidor: Suite No. 5, Op. 1
A. Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in C major, RV 443
J. Gallus, arr. A. Misson: Ecce, quomodo moritur justus (for brass quintet)
V. Ewald: Brass Quintet No. 3 in D-flat major, Op. 7
Erazem Žganjar (2002), began his musical education in 2009 at the music school in Kranj, under the mentorship of Mojca Zaplotnik and later Špela Lotti Knoll. In 2014, he won 99.5 points in the SVIREL international competition, winning his category and making the final, where he came second. In 2016 he took part in the 45th national TEMSIG competition, winning the golden plaque and first prize. In 2018 he performed his first independent recital at the music school in Kranj, and at the end of the 2017/18 school year he was awarded the Kranj Music School grand prize for his artistic activities. Since the school year 2018/19 he has continued to study recorder-playing at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet (KGBL) in the class of Mateja Bajt. Under her mentorship he won the golden plaque and first prize at the 48th National TEMSIG competition, in the II.a category. Erazem has performed in many internal and public concerts at the KGBL, both as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles. He has also accompanied the school-leaving exam performances of pupils on various occasions. Together with Eva Majcen, a former KGBL pupil and student at the Academy of Music, he prepared an independent recital as part of the Radovljica Festival masterclass in the town’s Baroque Hall in 2020 and 2021. In June 2021, he passed his music matura (school-leaving examination) with distinction, and got full points in his examination performance. Erazem successfully passed the entrance exams for the Ljubljana Academy of Music. The KGBL also awarded him the Škerjanec Prize for his artistic activities in the school year 2021/22. At the 51st National TEMSIG competition, he won the golden plaque and first prize in the III.a category. In the same year he was also chosen as a winner of the Young Hopes 2022 competition. This year he has performed all over Slovenia as part of a chamber ensemble, with which he has given concerts at many events and musical cycles such as Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana, Slovenian Music Days, and Solo e da camera. He regularly attends seminars by renowned teachers such as Mateja Bajt, Helge Stiegler, Anne-Suse Enssle, Una Košir, Katharina Lugmayr, and Matthijs Lunenburg.
The harpsichordist Eva Dolinšek completed her master’s degree with distinction at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where she studied under Egon Mihajlović. In 2015, in recognition of her outstanding artistic achievements and success in the master’s examination, she graduated summa cum laude. Her activities championing the revival and research of early music continue in the form of solo and chamber concerts as part of subscription series and in specialised lectures on the subject. Since 2011 she has been the artistic director of the baroque chamber ensemble Musica nucis. In 2018 she became a teaching assistant for harpsichord at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. As well as attending summer schools with renowned teachers, she regularly studies with the internationally acclaimed French harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset. In 2016 she released her first compact disc, entitled Barok. She has won prizes at several international competitions. She received a special commendation from the jury at the 2019 TEMSIG competition for her artistic support of Marjana Jocif, a competitor in the recorder category.
The Neobrass Brass Quintet consists of five students of the Ljubljana Academy of Music: trumpeters Jernej Maček and Kristjan Zupan, from the class of Franc Kosem; horn player Marko Arh, who studied with Boštjan Lipovšek; trombonist Žan Kopše, who is a student of Dušan Kranjc; and tuba player Uroš Menegatti, a second-year student in the class of Roland Szentpáli. Under the guidance of Jure Gradišnik, the quintet came first in the highest age category at the TEMSIG competition in 2019, receiving a golden plaque. In 2020 the quintet gave concerts in Ljubljana, Celje, Koper and Slovenske Konjice in conjunction with Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia. The quintet has also performed on special occasions such as the reception of the UK’s Prince Edward, the 200th anniversary of the National Museum of Slovenia, and Ljubljana Festival concerts.