We would like to inform you that the concert, which was planned on 17th March, is postponed to 29th March. Change of tickets is not necessary. Other interested visitors can still get free tickets for the concert at Križanke Box Office.
Sae Lee, piano
Guest: Mihael Mitev, bassoon
A. Tansman: Sonatina for bassoon and piano
Z. Šesták: Five virtuoso inventions for bassoon
G. Rossini, arr. F. Gebauer, B. Koenigsbeck: Six Arias for Two Bassoons from The Barber of Seville
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for bassoon and violoncello in B flat major, K. 292
C. Saint-Saëns: Sonata for bassoon and piano in G major, Op. 168
Bassoonist Luka Mitev, born in Postojna, began studying the bassoon with his father Zoran Mitev. He continued his training at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, where in 2015 he won the Škerjanc Prize. He gave his first performance as a soloist with a wind orchestra at the age of just 12, later appearing as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Coast and the Postojna Music School String Orchestra. He has taken part in several national competitions, with excellent results including first prizes and a perfect score of 100 points. He performs regularly at international chamber music festivals such as the Ferrara Chamber Music Academy, Ljubljana Festival, and Lent Festival, and in past seasons he has toured with the European Union Youth Orchestra. In 2020 he was invited to take part in the Prague Spring International Music Competition and was due to join the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (GMJO) spring tour, but both events were unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. He has given several recitals organised by Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana, the Ljubljana Festival, and Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia. He holds a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Marco Postinghel, where in June this year he completed his undergraduate studies with distinction, and he is currently continuing his studies at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin under Volker Tessmann. He regularly attends seminars and masterclasses with renowned musicians and teachers such as Sergio Azzolini, Gustavo Núñez, Giorgio Mandolesi, Emmanuel Pahud, Stefano Canuti, Radovan Vlatković, Stefan Schilli, and Ole Kristian Dahl, among others.
Sae Lee is a graduate of the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, where she studied with Kazuhiko Nakajima and Etsuko Tazaki. In 2007 and 2008 she graduated with distinction in piano and chamber music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Her teachers there were Michel Beroff, Eric Le Sage, and László Hadady. She has won 9 first prizes in international competitions, including first prize at the Città di Padova International Competition (Padua, Italy) and a first prize at the Albert Roussel International Piano Competition (Sofia, Bulgaria). As an active chamber musician, she works with the saxophonist Miha Rogina, with whom she performs around the world as Duo Kalypso. Sae is piano accompanist to Aurélie Dupont, prima ballerina and director of the Paris Opera Ballet. She has given several television and radio broadcasts in Japan and Europe. Sae Lee is currently employed at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.