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Gašper Poprijan, tuba
Kristina Golob, piano
Teja Udovič Kovačič, accordion
Jules Massenet, arr. Viktor Gionanidis: Méditation from the opera Thaïs
Darrol Barry: Concerto for Tuba
Øystein Baadsvik: It will be alright (Ordner Seg)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Suite No. 6 in F-sharp minor, HWV 431
Leoš Janáček: Our Evenings from On the Overgrown Path
Urška Pompe: … miles and miles above my head … (II)
Leoš Janáček: A blown-away leaf from On the Overgrown Path
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in C minor, K. 22
Joan Guinjoan: Sounds of the Earth (Sonidos de la tierra)
Gašper Poprijan, a 20-year-old tuba player, comes from a large musical family. He began learning the trombone at the Fran Korun Koželjski Music School in Velenje under Miran Šumečnik. After three years his teacher encouraged him to switch to the tuba, shortly after which he joined the Zarja-Šoštanj Wind Orchestra. He very quickly entered the first of many music competitions. He has achieved excellent results as a soloist and member of ensembles. His musical journey took him to Velenje, where he completed his secondary-level music education last year under Mitja Škorjanc. He is currently in his first year at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where he studies under Josef Steinböck.
Kristina Golob began her education at the Osminka Music Workshop with Mira Kelemen, continued studying piano at the Art Gymnasium Velenje with Katja Žličar Marin, and completed her piano studies with honours at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Hinko Haas. She completed further studies at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with Balázs Szokolay and Laszlo Borbely as part of an exchange programme. Golob has participated in various national and international competitions and given numerous performances and concerts in Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Poland, and elsewhere. She has honed her piano skills with internationally renowned professors. She has won several silver and gold plaques, first prizes and awards at national and international competitions (Slovenia, Italy, Serbia) in the disciplines of piano, solfeggio and piano duet. She is a winner of the Student Prešeren Prize of the Academy of Music. In 2017 Kristina Golob was the official accompanist of the Oskar Rieding International Violin Competition. Since 2019 she has been employed as an accompanist and piano teacher at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet.
Teja Udovič Kovačič, recipient of a Prešeren Prize of the Ljubljana Academy of Music for outstanding artistic achievements on concert stages, is completing her accordion studies under Borut Zagoranski. She has also studied under Marie-Andrée Joerger at the Académie supérieure de musique in Strasbourg. She has won multiple competitions, including the Pula International Accordion Competition, PIF Castelfidardo, the International Accordion Festival in Trieste and the Svirél International Competition, and was a winner at the national TEMSIG Competition in 2023, 2020, 2017 and 2011. As a soloist and member of chamber ensembles, she has performed in the Ljubljana Festival, Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia and Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana concert series, the Biennale Koper Contemporary Music Festival, Ljubljana Academy of Music Solo e da camera festivals, the Festival de Chartres (France), Klasika u Portu (Croatia), ADG Sommerkonzerte (Germany), Pro et contra (Croatia), Summer in Celje, and Variations – A Hommage to Franz Liszt. At the invitation of RTV Slovenia, she recorded a musical portrait for the Mladi virtuozi programme. She was the soloist in the premiere performance of Corrado Rojac’s composition Polja VI with the NOVA Filharmonija Symphony Orchestra, with which she also recorded an album. She has also appeared as a soloist with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Strasbourg Conservatory String Ensemble Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra of the Coast, the Vladimir Lovec Symphony Orchestra, the accordion orchestras of the Ljubljana Academy of Music and the Maribor Conservatory, and the AccordiOna Orchestra.
LUKA OVČJAK, euphonium
MIA KRISTAN, percussion
10th Concert of the 31st International Music Cycle Young Virtuosi
Knights' Hall Križanke