Free tickets for the concert are available at Križanke Box Office.
Guests for the last piece:
Tim Skalar Demšar, 1st violin
Neža Nahtigal, 22nd violin
Maja Zupin, viola
Tara Korica, cello
Laura Felicijan, flute
Nina Pavšek, clarinet
L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, »Appassionata«
J. Brahms: Eight Piano Pieces, op. 76 (selection)
G. F. Händel: Suite in D minor, HWV 437
B. Pigovat: The wandering stars
E. W. Küne: Fantasy on themes from Faust
G. Muženič: Daydreaming*
M. Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Mitra Kotte had her first piano lesson when she was four. She was soon accepted into a programme for talented children and young talents at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where she has been studying the piano under Martin Hughes since 2012. She is currently doing her postgraduate studies. In the 2017/2018 school year she was a pupil of Daejin Kim at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul. She has also participated in numerous masterclasses led by outstanding musicians, which has given her invaluable experience. Mitra Kotte has received a series of awards in national and international competitions in the categories of piano solo and chamber music amongst which the following are particularly noteworthy: the MozARTe competition in Aachen, Germany (2018), the Benjamin-Prize of the Wolfgang Boesch Foundation (2017), the international Mozart competition for young musicians in Zhuhai in China (2015), the Musica Juventutis competition (2014) and the international competition for young pianists in Ettlingen, Germany (2014). In 2019 the Austrian organisation Jeunesse – Musikalische Jugend awarded her the title of promising “start-up” artist. In the 2015/16 season she first performed as a soloist with a piano recital in the Glass Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein and at the Liszt Festival in Raiding. She also played in Vienna’s Konzerthaus and performed for the international Frederic Chopin Society, the Beethoven Society in Vienna, and the Cziffra Foundation. Kotte has performed in various European and Asian countries and the USA, in solo concerts and chamber music concerts, including with the Tehran symphony orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra’s youth programs, and the Salzburg chamber soloists.
Naja Mohorič completed her primary and secondary musical education at the Fran Korun Koželjski music school in Velenje under Dalibor Bernatović, did her undergraduate studies at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado Milano under Irina Zingg, and last year earned her master’s summa cum laude under Mojca Zlobko Vajgl at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. She always reaches for the highest prizes in competitions both in Slovenia and abroad: the international competition organised by the Slovene Harp Society (five golden plaques, three third prizes, one first prize and a special prize for promising harpist), TEMSIG (three golden plaques, first prize, second prize and third prize), the Petar Konjović international competition (two golden plaques and two second prizes), the Antonio Salieri international competition (first prize overall), etc. She was the first Slovenian to be invited to the International Harp Festival in Rio de Janeiro in 2018 in Brazil, where she had three solo concerts. Naja Mohorič regularly collaborates with orchestras and performs at festivals in Slovenia and abroad. She also attends masterclasses held by renowned harpists. For four years in a row she has been invited to the largest harp seminar at the HarpMasters Academy in Switzerland. Last year she became the co-president of the Slovene Harp Society.