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1st Concert of the International Music Cycle
KRISTIJAN DRAŽIL, viola
JELENA BOLJUBAŠ, piano
EVA DOLINŠEK, harpsichord
J. Brahms: Sonata in F minor No. 1, Op. 120
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K. 206 and Sonata in D major, K. 492
L. Couperin: Prélude à l’imitation de Mr. Froberger
F. Couperin: Vingt-cinquième ordre
C. B. Balbastre: La D’ héricourt, La Boullongne, La Lugeac from Piéces de clavecin, Premier Livre
J. N. P. Royer: Le vertigo: Rondeau (Modérément) from Premiere livre de pièces pour clavecin
Kristijan Dražil began playing the violin at the age of six. His first teacher was his mother, Plamenka Dražil, a violin teacher at the Ljubljana Moste-Polje Music School. He continued his training at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the class of J. Brence. After playing the violin for the first two years, he switched to the viola at his teacher’s suggestion. In his last year at the Conservatory he came first in his category at the national young musicians’ competition, receiving a gold plaque and a first prize. He also won a special prize for his performance of a piece by a Slovene composer, which included the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. The following year he was awarded a Zois Scholarship in recognition of his musical achievements. In 2013 he was admitted to the Ljubljana Academy of Music, in the class of M. Kosi. Following Professor Kosi’s death, he continued his studies with M. Rome. In March 2018 he won a gold plaque and first prize in his category at the national young musicians’ competition.
Pianist Jelena Boljubaš graduated from the state Conservatory in Kiev in 1995 and then took up a position with the National Opera in the same city. She has been working in Slovenia since 1997, at first as a répétiteur at the Slovene National Opera in Maribor and, since 1999, at the Slovene National Opera in Ljubljana. Since 2016 she has been employed as a répétiteur at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet. She has helped prepare numerous opera projects. She has given concerts with, among others, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Consortium Musicum, the Tone Tomšič Academic Choir, and with singers such as Ana Pusar Jerič, Juan Vasle, Marko Kobal, Slavko Savinšek and Marcos Fink, among others. She is a regular performer of the lieder repertoire and in 2005 recorded an album of Slovene lieder with the baritone Marko Kobal.
Eva Dolinšek (born 1992) studied harpsichord with E. Mihajlović at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. In 2015, having passed the master’s examination with distinction and shown outstanding artistic development, she graduated summa cum laude and earned the title magistrica akademska glasbenica čembalistka (master’s degree in music – harpsichord). She continues her activities in the early music field with numerous solo and chamber concerts, lectures, and participation at the annual Giornata Internazionale della Musica Antica in Malborghetto, Italy, and the international early music festival Academia Musicae Antiquae Labacensis in Ljubljana. In 2016 she released her first compact disc, entitled Barok. A jury of experts awarded her first prize at the final concert of Campus Musica Udine 2016 and she won a silver certificate at the Svirél International Music Competition in 2016. Since 2011 she has been the artistic director of the baroque chamber ensemble Musica Nucis, with which she won a silver certificate at Svirél 2017.