T. A. Vitali: Chaconne in G minor for violin and organ
F. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178
C. Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
M. Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
C. Gounod: »Ah! je veux vivre dans le rêve«, Juliette’s aria from Romeo and Juliet
Nejc Kamplet, who takes centre stage for the fifth evening of piano music at this year’s Winter Festival, is one of the most successful young pianists performing today. He comes from a musical family and has been playing the piano since the age of five. Having graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, he is currently continuing his training in Hanover with the world-famous teacher Arie Vardi, whose former students include the concert pianists Yefim Bronfman and Boris Giltburg. Nejc has won numerous national and international prizes and since a young age has been an active participant at music festivals in Slovenia and abroad. He has attended masterclasses with numerous distinguished teachers in order to perfect his piano technique and refine his poetic expressivity. His outstanding achievements have won him scholarships from the Ministry of Culture in Slovenia and from the cities of Graz and Maribor. In 2021 he represented Slovenia at the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Israel, one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world. He will be joined on the violin and on vocals by the young Russian musician Maria Andreeva, who is currently a student at the famous Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the winner of the 9th and 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians in two different sections; violin and piano. Maria has given independent concerts and performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in different countries around the world, and is also a regular guest of major festivals such as Mozartfest and the Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany, the PortoRotondo Festival in Italy, Musicanarias in Spain and many others.