Matej Kravcar, trumpet
P. Baldassare: Sonata No 1 in F major
C. Höhne: Slavonic Fantasy
G. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Ines Nedelkovska, piano
J. S. Bach – D. Kabalevski: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549
F. Schubert: Allegro moderato from Sonata in A major, D. 664
P. I. Čajkovski: Etude in G major from 12 Morceaux, Op. 40
P. I. Čajkovski: Dumka, op. 59
F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody in E major No 10, S. 244
Matej Kravcar began learning the trumpet at Trebnje Music School with Igor Hribar and continued his training at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the class of Franc Žugelj. He is currently studying at the Ljubljana Academy of Music with Jure Gradišnik. He has attended seminars with such noted musicians as Reinhold Friedrich, Laura Vukobratović, Urban Agnas, Adam Rapa, Andreas Öttl, Nilo Caracristi and Stefan Hofer. He has taken part in several national and international competitions (TEMSIG, Davorin Jenko, Svirél, Varaždin) and won several top prizes. He has given solo performances at a range of events and solemn occasions. He has played in various ensembles including the Brass Quintet, Big Band, Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, the brass ensemble TrobiNOVA, the Wind Orchestra and Big Band of the Ljubljana Academy of Music, the Slovenian Army Orchestra and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.
Ines Nedelkovska, born in 2003 in Skopje, Macedonia, started taking piano lessons under the tutelage of Nina Kostova at the age of 6. She has won first prize at six national competitions in her native Macedonia, three first prizes in international competitions held there, and seven of the highest accolades abroad. These include the two competitions she won on the same day in 2015 in Italy (Naples and Corato, Bari). In 2016, she triumphed at two competitions in New York and performed at the Kaufman Music Center and Carnegie Hall. In 2017, she topped her category at the London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition and performed at the winners’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Her hectic concert schedule includes several notable events, such as the invitation extended by the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation to hold three solo recitals in Moscow, a well-received concert with the AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra, concerts in Serbia with the ArtLink Young Virtuosi youth ensemble, and the invitation extended by Vadim Repin to attend the Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk in April 2017, where she performed with Mohammed Alshaikh and the Yankovsky Junior Symphony Orchestra of the Novosibirsk Music College. She has been performing with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra as a solo artist for the last three years.