NEJC KAMPLET, piano
W. A. Mozart: Fantasia in D minor, K.397
L. van Beethoven: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”
F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 11 in D-flat Major, “Harmonies du Soir”
S. Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
Nejc Kamplet, who takes centre stage for the second evening of piano music at this year’s Winter Festival, is one of the most successful young pianists performing today. He comes from a musical family and has been playing the piano since the age of five. Having graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, he is currently continuing his training in Hanover with the world-famous teacher Arie Vardi, whose former students include the concert pianists Yefim Bronfman and Boris Giltburg. Nejc has won numerous national and international prizes and since a young age has been an active participant at music festivals in Slovenia and abroad. He has attended masterclasses with numerous distinguished teachers in order to perfect his piano technique and refine his poetic expressivity. His outstanding achievements have won him scholarships from the Ministry of Culture in Slovenia and from the cities of Graz and Maribor. In 2021 he is due to represent Slovenia at the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Israel, one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world.
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