SCHOOL OF NATIONS

34th Slovenian Music Days

6. April 2019
19.00
St George's Church, Piran
Free entrance

Important information

General

Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

Audio and video recording and photography are prohibited at all Ljubljana Festival events.

Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets will not be refunded if an event is interrupted by a power failure or (in the case of outdoor events) adverse weather, or disrupted by noise or any other external factor.

If an event is cancelled you may exchange your tickets for tickets to any other Ljubljana Festival event or request a refund, which must be collected within one month.

The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.

Črtomir Šiškovič, violin
Nika Toškan, violin
Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra
Programme:
G. Tartini: Sonata in G minor”The Devil’s Trill”
G. Tartini: Sonata a quattro in G major
P. Nardini: Violin Concerto in E minor
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G. M. Stratico: Sonata a quattro in C major
A. Morigi: Violin Concerto in D major

For its third concert, Slovenian Music Days moves to Piran, a town that was once part of the Venetian Republic. Among the musicians born on what is today Slovene soil who have left a significant mark on world music history, the name of Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770) is written in letters of gold. He was the “great master of the art of the violin, a writer of scholarly treatises and a teacher of famous pupils, who had no equal and probably never will,” as Francesco Fanzago, Abbot of Padua, put it in his famous eulogy for the dead musician. A native of Piran, Tartini was the supreme violin virtuoso, the most famous violinist in the Europe of his day. He was also a prolific composer, writing almost exclusively for the violin and other stringed instruments, the author of treatises on music theory, and a highly esteemed violin teacher, whose innovative approaches significantly influenced the development of violin technique. He settled in Padua, where he founded his own violin school. From 1725 onwards, the most gifted violinists from all over Europe made their way to Padua to study with him, earning Tartini the nickname “master of nations”. The most famous pupil of his “school of nations” was Pietro Nardini (1722–1793). Other pupils whose own works showed the influence of their mentor’s compositional style were Giuseppe Michele Stratico (1728–1783) of Zara (present-day Zadar), like Tartini an excellent violinist in the orchestra of the Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, and Angelo Morigi (1725–1801), who worked in London and at the ducal court in Parma. Among Slovene connoisseurs of Tartini’s music, violinist Črtomir Šiškovič plays a special role. He has recorded several albums of Tartini’s works, including all his sonatas for solo violin. Having begun his musical training at the Glasbena Matica in his native Trieste, he graduated with distinction from the city’s Conservatorio “Giuseppe Tartini” and went on to complete a degree at the prestigious Cologne University of Music and to pursue further studies with such noted violinists and chamber ensembles as Igor Ozim, Franco Gulli, the Amadeus Quartet and the Borodin Quartet. Nika Toškan is a highly gifted young violinist. A graduate of the Arts Gymnasium in Koper, she is currently studying with the distinguished violinist Ilya Grubert at the Amsterdam Conservatory and has attended masterclasses with various teachers. Both soloists have collaborated frequently with the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra, a prestigious string ensemble consisting of members of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. They will perform a selection of works by Tartini, some well-known and others rarely performed, and at the same time celebrate the anniversary of the great composer’s birth. Baptised on 8 April 1692, Giuseppe Tartini was very probably born a day or two before that.

During a concert break, a conversation with Črtomir Šiškovič will take place in St George’s Church. Conversation will be moderated by Helena Filipčič Gardina.

Important information

General

Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

Audio and video recording and photography are prohibited at all Ljubljana Festival events.

Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets will not be refunded if an event is interrupted by a power failure or (in the case of outdoor events) adverse weather, or disrupted by noise or any other external factor.

If an event is cancelled you may exchange your tickets for tickets to any other Ljubljana Festival event or request a refund, which must be collected within one month.

The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.