TJAŠA ŠKVORC, oboe
TADEJ HORVAT, piano
EVA FRITZ, bassoon
MARINA MATOLIĆ, piano
F. Couperin: Sixième Concert from Nouveaux concerts
H. Dutilleux: Oboe Sonata
G. Ph. Telemann: Fantasia No. 7 in D Major, TWV 40:8
L. Firšt: From being half asleep : for bassoon and piano
A. Tansman: Sonatina
S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
F. Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP 43
(Tjaša Škvorc, oboe / Eva Fritz, bassoon / Tadej Horvat, piano)
Tjaša Škvorc began her musical education at the age of nine at Krško Music School, where she was taught for the first year by Mateja Žarn Čepin and then for the next eight years by Eva Drolc. She is currently studying at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet with the renowned oboe teacher Matej Šarc, principal oboe of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a member of the Krško Wind Orchestra and the Krško Symphony Orchestra and in May 2016 performed with the latter as one of the soloists in an Albinoni concerto for two oboes. Her achievements in competitions to date include a gold diploma and first prize at the TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition in 2012 and a gold diploma and first prize at TEMSIG in 2019. She has perfected her technique at numerous masterclasses with oboists such as Germán Díaz Blanco, Clara Dent-Bogányi, Guy Porat, Irmgard Krajter Anderl, Branko Mihanović and Marta Różánska.
Pianist Tadej Horvat graduated with distinction from the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak in 2005. In June 2007 he successfully completed a postgraduate specialisation with Aleksandar Madžar in Bern, Switzerland. While a student he also studied accordion, organ and voice. In recognition of his achievements as a student he was awarded the Škerjanc Prize at the Secondary School of Music and Ballet, the Student Prešeren Prize of the Academy of Music (2005) and the Student Prešeren Prize of the University of Ljubljana (2006). He has performed as a soloist both in Slovenia and abroad and has competed successfully in national competitions. In recent years he has worked with established Slovene musicians at some of the most important events in Slovenia and abroad. He has received numerous special prizes for his exemplary artistic collaboration as an accompanist at national and international competitions. He is employed as a répétiteur and piano teacher at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet and has worked as an associate at the Ljubljana Academy of Music for several years.
Eva Fritz attended Krško Music School throughout her school years and completed the elementary level of music education with bassoon teacher Dejan Učakar. She is a member of the Symphony Orchestra of Krško Music School and the Krško Wind Orchestra, and has performed with both of them as a soloist. She has worked in various chamber ensembles (wind quintet, wind trios) under the mentorship of Dejan Učakar and Robert Pirc, performing and competing with them both in Slovenia and abroad. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has taken part in numerous competitions, both regional/national (TEMSIG) and international (Davorin Jenko International Competition Belgrade, Varaždin Woodwind and Brass, Svirél), winning first prizes and gold diplomas and, on three occasions, achieving the maximum score. She has attended masterclasses by bassoonists such as Peter Whelan, Fábio Cury, Ágnes Herpay, Michael Tavernaro, Zoran Mitev and Ole Kristian Dahl. In 2017 she passed the entrance exams for the Zagreb Academy of Music, where she is currently studying with Žarko Perišić.
Marina Matolić graduated in the piano in 1995 in the class of Prof. J. Muraia at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. In addition to piano, she studied harpsichord in the class of Prof. V. Mažuran for two years, then oriented herself towards chamber music and correpetition. This was soon followed by numerous solo recitals in Croatia, as well as performances with various chamber orchestras. She performs regularly across Croatia with renowned wind musicians and singers. As an artistic associate, she has won numerous awards at all major competitions in Croatia. Since finishing her studies in 1997, she has been a full-time employee of the Academy of Music in Zagreb, currently as an artistic advisor, and has been teaching correpetition for 15 years. She performs regularly in Croatia and abroad.