Marko Arh, horn
Neja Skrbiš, piano
R. Strauss: Introduction, Theme and Variations in E flat major
J. Françaix: Divertimento
O. Messiaen: Interstellar call for Horn solo
Dejan Rumpf, guitar
J. S. Bach: Prelude from Suite for Lute, BWV 995
F. De Fossa: Divertissement No 2, Op. 13
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Pesame dello amor, Gallarda from Suite Escarraman
L. Berkeley: Sonatina for guitar No 1, Op. 52
Marko Arh was born in Brežice in 1994 and began learning the horn with Drago Gradišek at Krško Music School. He continued his training at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet and is currently studying with Boštjan Lipovšek at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He has attended seminars with well-known teachers such as Saar Berger, Johannes Hinterholzer, Luiz Garcia, Mahir Kalmik and Radovan Vlatković. He has taken part in several national and international competitions and won various prizes, including a gold plaque and first prize at this year’s national TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition. He has been a member of the international youth orchestra Junger Künstler Bayreuth. He has worked with the orchestras of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, the Ljubljana Academy of Music and the Slovene National Theatre Ljubljana, and with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.
Neja Skrbiš, born in 1994, completed seven years of piano at the music school in Slovenska Bistrica before continuing her training with Tatjana Dvoršak at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet (piano and music theory). Since 2013 she has been a student of piano at the Ljubljana Academy of music under Jasminka Stančul. She graduated with distinction in 2016 and is now continuing her studies at postgraduate level. She has won numerous national and international prizes both as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles. She has attended seminars with well-known pianists such as Ruben Dalibaltayan and Konstantin Bogino, among others. She performs regularly in a duo with her twin sister, flautist Živa Skrbiš, with whom she gives frequent concerts in Slovenia and Austria. The sisters also compete together as a duo. Last but not least, she is active as an arranger and composer. The composition Rdeči jezdec (The Red Rider), which she wrote together with her sister Živa, was selected as a compulsory piece at the 2013 TEMSIG competition (Percussion II.a. category).
Dejan Rumpf began participating in the international Mörski Guitar Festival in Murska Sobota at an early age. His successes to date include two third places and one second place. He has also achieved two first places at the national TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition. Under the guidance of Anja Pirjevec he took part in the Zruč nad Sázavou International Guitar Competition in the Czech Republic, coming second in his category. When studying with the Vojko Vešligaj he won second prize at the Naissus Guitar Festival in Niš and came first at the Leskovac Guitar Festival. As a member of the duo Indolente he has won a gold diploma at the latter competition in Leskovac and a silver diploma at TEMSIG. During his studies at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, his achievements at international competitions included first place in Krško, fifth place in his category at the Guitar Art Festival in Belgrade and at Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic, and a third prize at the Petrer Guitar Festival in Spain. He has performed at the International Guitar Festival in Postojna, the University of Graz’s Guitar Week and, as part of a chamber ensemble with Staš Čakš and the Feguš Quartet, in the Knights’ Hall of Maribor Castle. In 2013 he received the Dr Roman Klasinc Diploma for outstanding artistic achievements while a student. He is currently a fourth-year student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, where he is studying with Paolo Pegoraro.