Maja Vrbnjak, guitar
Niko Mir, bass trombone

9th Concert of the International Music Cycle

22. February 2018
19.30
Knight's Hall, Križanke
Free entrance

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Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

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The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.

Maja Vrbnjak, guitar

Programme:

T. Takemitsu: Equinox

A. Piazzolla: Cinco piezas

J. S. Bach: Ciaccona form Partita for Violin solo in D minor No 2, BWV 1004

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Niko Mir, bass trombone

Milica Dimitrijević, piano

Programme:

T. Albinoni: Sonata in F major, T. So 28

F. Gräfe: Concert Piece

F. Hydas: Meditation

Maja Vrbnjak (1994) began her musical education with Anja Pirjevec at music school in Maribor in 2003. She continued her training at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the class of Vojko Vešligaj and then at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, graduating in the class of Tomaž Rajterič in 2015 and then completing a master’s degree with him. She spent one semester of her postgraduate studies as an Erasmus+ exchange student in Vienna with Alexander Swete. She began taking part in national and international competitions when still at lower music school. In 2012 she won first place and first prize at the Krško Guitar Days. She regularly participates in guitar festivals in Slovenia and abroad (Sarajevo Guitar Festival, Koblenz International Guitar Festival, Forum Gitarre Wien, Postojna International Guitar Festival, Mikulov Guitar Festival) and attends masterclasses with renowned teachers such as Marcin Dylla, Paolo Pegoraro, Istvan Römer, Carlo Marchione, Alexander Swete, Margarita Escarpa, Adriano del Sal, among others. She is a regular member of the Muliers Guitar Quartet, with which she won first place and first prize at the international Krško Guitar Days competition in 2016. She is also a member of the duo Claro (with Urška Kočar).

Niko Mir began his musical career at Škofja Loka Music School with Igor Maroševič and continued his education at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the class of Andrej Sraka. After completing his secondary education, he sat and passed the entrance exam for the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Having spent the 2015/16 academic year in the class of Wolfram Arndt, he is currently studying with Benjamin Appel. He has achieved numerous successes at regional and national competitions in Slovenia and also at international competitions. Notable results include two gold diplomas with first places at the Davorin Jenko International Music Competition in Belgrade in 2013 and at Varaždin (Croatia) in 2015. At the last TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition, he won a gold diploma, first place and several prizes. He has attended masterclasses with noted trombonists including Dušan Kranjc, Uwe Füssel, Jonas Bylund, Stefan Schulz.

 

 

 

Important information

General

Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

Audio and video recording and photography are prohibited at all Ljubljana Festival events.

Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets will not be refunded if an event is interrupted by a power failure or (in the case of outdoor events) adverse weather, or disrupted by noise or any other external factor.

If an event is cancelled you may exchange your tickets for tickets to any other Ljubljana Festival event or request a refund, which must be collected within one month.

The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.