The concert Happy Birthday, Ludwig! will be available on Festival Ljubljana Facebook profile on Wednesday, 16th November, at 7.30 pm. The viewing of the concert is free of charge. The programme notes are available here.
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L. van Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven and we have decided to honour him on his birthday with an evening of piano sonatas performed by Tatjana Ognjanovič. From the first piano steps at the age of four until her enrollment at the academy, Tatjana was led by prof. Darinka Bernetič. She studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana under the mentorship of Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, where she completed her graduate and specialist studies. This was followed by years of training with Hans Petermandl and Viktor Meržanov and awards at piano competitions in Zagreb, Porto, Valencia, Jaen and Athens. She has appeared at numerous international festivals and given concerts in fifteen European countries, from Portugal to Russia. She has also performed in the USA, Malaysia and Singapore. Her repertoire covers everything from the Baroque to the latest contemporary music and premiere performances of works by Slovene composers. A full-time teacher at the Ljubljana Academy of Music since 1993, she has also served on the juries of several international piano competitions in Austria, including the Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna in 2005. In addition to solo recitals, she has performed the piano concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Gershwin and Štuhec with various orchestras and conductors.
In honour of a composer who dedicated particular attention to the piano, on 16 December, exactly on his 250th birthday, she will perform Beethoven’s piano sonatas No. 30 in E major, No. 31 in A-flat major and No. 32 in C minor. This concert evening is additionally significant in view of the fact that, among her other achievements, Tatjana is a three-time recipient of a special prize for the best performance of a Beethoven sonata.