BRASS QUINTET NEOBRASS
Kristjan Zupan, trumpet
Jernej Maček, trumpet
Marko Arh, horn
Žan Kopše, trombone
Uroš Menegatti, tuba
Mak Muni Mihevc, piano
Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Sonata in E minor, D. 566, no. 5
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), Ballad in F minor, no. 4, op. 52
Victor Ewald (1860–1935), Quintet no. 2
Michael Kamen (1948–2003), Quintet
A recital by the best prize winners at TEMSIG 2022.
The Brass Neobrass Quintet comprises of students of the Ljubljana Academy of Music, namely trumpeters Jernej Maček and Kristjan Zupan from Franc Kosma’s class, horn player Marko Arh, who studied in Boštjan Lipovšek’s class, trombonist Žan Kopše, who studies with Dušan Kranjec, and tubist Uroš Menegatti, a student in Rolando Szentpáli’s class. Under the mentorship of Jure Gradišnik, the quintet received a gold award at the TEMSIG 2019 competition and won 1st place in the senior category. In 2022, they also placed first and earned special praise for achieving 100 points. In 2020, in cooperation with the Jeunesses Musicales of Slovenia, they gave concerts in Ljubljana, Celje, Koper and Slovenske Konjice. They also performed at several important ceremonies–the reception of the British Prince Edward, the 200th anniversary of the National Museum of Slovenia–as well as concerts at the Ljubljana Festival and across the border, in Italy.
Mak Muni Mihevc was born in 2003 and started playing the piano at the age of four; his first piano teacher was Andreja Kosmač. He has received seven international first prizes and placed third in the senior category at piano competitions. He has been extremely successful under the mentorship of the renowned pianist Zoltan Peter. Mak performed works by Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin for the first time at the age of ten. Among other things, he has given piano concerts by Mozart, Grieg, Chopin and Addinsell under the baton of conductors Simon Krečič, Simon Perčič, Matjaž Brežnik, Günter Neuhold, Ričardas Šumila and Jan Miłosz Zarzycki in Slovenia and abroad. He has also performed in Lithuania with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, and at the closing concert of the Maribor Festival with SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra . He has also performed twice at the award-winning recital at Carnegie Hall. Mak’s current professor at the Music Academy in Zagreb is the renowned pianist Lovro Pogorelić.
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