We would like to inform you that the concert of Mihael Mitev will be available on Festival Ljubljana Facebook profile on Thursday, 14th January, at 6.30 pm. The viewing of the concert is free of charge. The programme notes can be found HERE.
Mihael Mitev, bassoon
Andreja Kosmač, piano
C. Saint-Saëns: Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op. 168
O. Nussio: Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi
H. Holliger: Klaus-ur
P. M. Dubois: Sonatine – Tango for bassoon and piano
E. Bozza: Sicilienne et Rondo
After completing his studies at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, bassoonist Mihael Mitev went on to the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where he graduated with distinction under his father Zoran Mitev. He is currently continuing his studies at the Zurich University of the Arts under Giorgio Mandolesi. He has performed at the Ljubljana Festival, concerts of Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana and Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia, the Zermatt Festival and the Grafenegg Festival, among other events. He has achieved excellent results at national and international competitions. Most recently, in September, he took part in the international ARD competition in Munich, where he reached the second round. Solo bassoonist with the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra since October 2019, he has also performed with the Orchestre de Paris, Musikkolegium Winterthur, Kammerorchester Basel and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. From 2015 to 2019 he was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO), appearing with both at a wide range of festivals and concert halls around Europe and further afield with conductors including Jonathan Nott, Matthias Pintscher, Daniel Harding, Gianandrea Noseda and Bernard Haitink. In 2016 he was selected by audition (through the EUYO partnership programme) to join the Chamber Orchestra of Europe Academy. In May 2017 he was the soloist in a performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Ciranda das sete notas for bassoon and string orchestra with the Young Ljubljana Soloists as part of the Ljubljana Academy of Music’s concert season.
Pianist Andreja Kosmač graduated with distinction from the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak. Since graduating she has studied with Siavush Gadjiev, with Martyn van den Hoek at the Vienna Conservatory, and in masterclasses with Jacob Lateiner, Leonid Brumberg, Sándor Falvai, Vardo Rumessen and Oleg Maisenberg. While still a student she gave several solo and chamber concerts at home and abroad; she has won prizes at national and international competitions and is the recipient of an Academy of Music Prešeren Prize. She has made archive recordings for RTV Slovenia and Italian state broadcaster RAI and collaborated on several CD projects. As a soloist she has performed with the orchestra of the Secondary School of Music and Ballet, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, while in 2004 she represented Slovenia in a performance with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra of Moscow. She is currently devoting herself principally to chamber music and can be heard performing with established Slovene and foreign artists, particularly singers and flautists. As an accompanist, she is a frequent collaborator at masterclasses given by leading artists. She teaches at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet and is an associate at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.