LARA OPREŠNIK, piano
ARIS VEHOVEC, oboe
LARA OPREŠNIK, piano
G. Ph. Telemann: Fantasia in A minor No 2, TWV 40:3
A. Doráti: Duo concertante for oboe and piano
L. Oprešnik: Sonata for oboe and piano*
C. Debussy: Rêverie, L. 68
J. Brahms: Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
Prelude in D minor No 3, Op. 23
Prelude in E flat major No 6, Op. 23
Prelude in C minor No 7, Op. 23
Prelude in B minor No 10, Op. 32
S. Prokofjev: Piano Sonata in F minor No 1, Op. 1
* premiere performance
Oboist Aris Vehovec attended the lower and secondary levels of the Fran Korun Koželjski Music School in Velenje, where he studied with Tanja Mršnjak Petrej. He also studied piano and voice. Since the very beginning of his musical career he has taken part in regional and national competitions, with notable results. He has performed frequently as a soloist with the school’s symphony and string orchestras and also plays regularly with the symphony orchestras of the music schools in Celje, Maribor and Koper, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cantabile Symphony Orchestra, the Celje String Orchestra and various amateur wind orchestras. In the last five years he has become an indispensable member of the Police Orchestra, where he is principal oboe. In 2016 and 2017 he successfully passed the auditions for a solo performance with orchestra at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. His prizes were performances at the Slovenska Filharmonija with the Ljubljana Soloists (2017) and the Baroque Orchestra of the Academy of Music (2018). He has attended masterclasses with various teachers both in Slovenia and abroad. He is also studying the art of oboe servicing. He is currently a second-year master’s student at the Ljubljana Academy of Music under Matej Šarc.
Beata Ilona Barcza began her musical career with piano lessons at the Joseph Haydn Music School in Fertőd, Hungary. She continued her studies at the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts of the University of Pécs, graduating in 2012 as a pianist and in 2013 as a piano teacher. She then went on to pursue doctoral studies. She has taken part in numerous competitions and won several first prizes. She has also participated as a pianist and accompanist at many festivals, international competitions (Europa Cantant Festival, Bovec OrkesterkamP, Svirél) and masterclasses. She has already worked and performed with many Slovene musicians, including Tibor Kerekeš, Rok Zgonc, Žiga Brank and Matej Grahek. As a pianist, she gives regular recitals at the National Theatre in Pécs together with the excellent soprano Marianna Váradi. She is currently employed as a répétiteur at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.
Lara Oprešnik began playing the piano at the age of seven. Her first teacher was Monika Vehovec at the Fran Korun Koželjski Music School in Velenje. She began the secondary programme in the class of Jožica Grebenšek and completed it with distinction in the class of Jerneja Grebenšek. Her musical career to date has brought her numerous accolades and prizes at both the national and international levels. In her first year as a student at the Ljubljana Academy of Music (2016/17) she gave a solo recital at the Slovenska Filharmonija and passed the audition for a solo performance with an orchestra. Her prize was the opportunity, in May 2018, to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto in C major at the Slovenska Filharmonija’s Kozina Hall with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marko Hribernik. Her performance of the Beethoven concerto won her a Student Prešeren Prize. She has attended masterclasses with László Baranyay, Ruben Dalibaltayan, Jasminka Stančul, Sijavuš Gadžijev, Oleg Marshev, Natacha Kudritskaya, Selma Chicco, Aleksandar Serdar, Rita Kinka and Lovro Pogorelić. She is currently a student of Hinko Haas at the Ljubljana Academy of Music and of Milana Chernyavska at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.