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Zala Plazar, flute
Ivana Sešlar, flute
Neža Ganc, piano
Matija Raičević, clarinet
Duško Švonja, piano
G. Sammartini: Sonata for two flutes and continuo No. 2 in F major
F. Busoni: Duo for two flutes and piano
J. J. Quantz: Trio Sonata in C minor, QV 2: Anh. 5
G. Schocker: Three Dances for two flutes and piano
J. Strauss ml., arr. A. Miyamoto:»Mein Herr Marquis«, Adele’s aria from Die Fledermaus
R. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
J. Françaix: Theme and variations
L. Berio: Sequenza IX
J. Horovitz: Sonatina for clarinet and piano
The Trio Anima consists of the flautists Zala Plazar and Ivana Sešlar and pianist Neža Ganc, students of Music School Sevnica. These three young musicians first joined forces in 2017/18, when the 10 year old Zala and Ivana and the 12 year old Neža came together for the first time and began learning chamber music. In the same year they participated in the national TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition (under the mentorship of Ana Mlakar), where they got 99 points in the 1a age category, winning the golden plaque and first prize. They also performed at many events in the local municipality where the following should be highlighted: this year’s performance on Statehood Day and their performances in celebrations marking the municipal festival. They also presented themselves in a concert of music schools from the region of Posavje which took place in the Knights’ Hall of Posavje Museum in Brežice. This year they again participated in the TEMSIG competition. They won the golden plaque and first prize in the chamber groups with wind instruments in the 1b age, and also earned the jury’s special commendation for earning all 100 points. The girls have been learning to play their instruments for many years now and have also won many prizes as soloists.
Matija Raičević was born in Novi Sad and began playing the clarinet at the age of seven at the Isidor Bajić Music School in Novi Sad. From the very beginning he showed a lot of love for music and the clarinet, and quickly developed his talent under the watchful eye of Đuro Pete, which was soon reflected by his results in the first competitions he took part in where he won the top prizes. As a result of his exceptional progress he completed primary and secondary school two years early. He is currently a third year student at the Ljubljana Academy of Music under Tadej Kenig. During the course of his training so far he has won more than 30 prizes as a soloist in prestigious competitions in Slovenia and abroad, and has also participated actively as a member of the chamber ensemble with which he also won many first prizes. As a promising young clarinettist he has had the opportunity to perform in Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia and Croatia. As member of the Symphony Orchestra, Matija collaborated with a range of conductors such as Igor Coretti Kuret, Gerardo Estrada and Catherine Larsen-Meguire, and attended seminars with internationally renowned professors; François Benda, Olivier Faure, Nikola Srdić, Bela Kovacs, Wenzel Fuchs, Gabor Varga, etc.
Pianist Duško Švonja was born in Novi Sad and began playing the piano at the age of seven in the Josip Slavenski Primary Music School under Ivana Branovački and Iris Kobal. He later continued his training at the Isidor Bajić Secondary Music School and during his time there he also attended a special school for young talents “Nulta Grupa”, which was founded at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in cooperation with the Academy of Music, in the class taught by Jokut Mihajlović. In 1998 he enrolled in the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, graduated in 2001 under Tatiana Franjova, and two years later obtained his master’s in the same class. As a student he was supported by grants from the Open Society Institute. He also attended masterclasses with renowned teachers such as: Kemal Gekić, Jokut Mihailović, Tatiana Franjova, Konstantin Bogino, Falvay Šandor, Kerek Ferenc, etc. He has been active as a concert pianist since 1998. Duško has performed in Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia and in 2003 he succeeded in performing the whole opus of sonatas for four hands by W. A. Mozart in cooperation with the Slovak pianist Martin Tomek. He is currently working as a piano teacher and répétiteur for the wind department of the Isidor Bajić Secondary Music School in Novi Sad.