Karolina Šantl Zupan, flute
Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, harp
Sae Lee, piano
On a World Day of Music, Fête de la musique, Karolina Šantl Zupan and Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, will play the concert programme of their new album, which will be released that day at the ZKP records.
JOHANN S. BACH (1685–1750): Sonata in g-minor, BWV 1020
WOLFGANG A. MOZART (1756–1791): Sonata Nr.4 in F-major, K. 13
WOLFGANG A. MOZART (1756–1791): Concert for flute and harp, KV 299/297c
Karolina Šantl Zupan (flute) graduated and completed her postgraduate studies at the Ljubljana Academy. She furthered her studies at the College of Music and Fine Arts in Vienna. In the course of her studies she took part in a great number of national and international competitions and received numerous awards. In 1990 she was awarded a special prize by the jury at the Markneukirchen. Karolina Šantl Zupan began her professional career with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also worked as a solo flutist in the orchestra of the Slovene Opera and Ballet Ljubljana. She has performed in various chamber ensembles with recognised Slovenian and foreign artists. In 2001 she has become a member of the International flute quartet 4Syrinx. She has been taken part in cultural life in Europe and Asia. In 1995 she started teaching at the Ljubljana Academy of Music and since 2008 she holds position as a Professor of Flute also at Zagreb Academy of Music. Her success as a teacher has been confirmed by her numerous students who have received prizes at state and international competitions. She frequently takes part in summer schools, holding annual seminars and master classes abroad and in Slovenia. Her area of research is the interaction between the artistic and teaching aspect of education for future woodwind teachers. Her articles are being presented at international scientific symposiums. Alongside her pedagogical work she also regularly performs at solo recitals and with various orchestras. Her discography includes nine albums. She is Yamaha Flute Artist.
Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, harpist and Professor at the Academy of music at the University of Ljubljana, is one of the leading musicians of Slovenia, with a rich international career as a soloist and a chamber musician. She graduated from the Music Academy in Ljubljana and completed postgraduate harp studies at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg with prof. Maria Graf. As soloist Mojca Zlobko Vajgl played with many prominent orchestras, such as: Slovenian Philharmonic orchestra and RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic orchestras of Belgrade, Kiev, Sarajevo, Baku, Skopje, Wiener Concert Verein, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre di Padova el del Veneto, Stockholm chamber orchestra and many other orchestras. Being dedicated to chamber music, Mojca Zlobko Vajgl during the past years regularly played with the Leipzig string quartet, the international string quartet Orpheus, with the Slovenian string qurtet Tartini and with many prominent international soloists as solo flutist of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Dieter Flurry and violist Tobias Lea, concert master of the Slovenian philharmonic orchestra Miran Kolbl, Italian flutist Massimo Mercelli, Latvian flutist Ilze Urbane, mezzosoprano Bernarda Fink etc.
She performed with many outstanding conductors like: Ulf Schirmer, Leopold Hager, Pavel Dešpalj, Tetsui Honna, Roberto Benzi, Israel Yinon, Evan Christ, Roman Kofman, Peter Rundel, Uroš Lajovic, Marcello Viotti, Karen Kamenšek and George Pehlivanian. Mojca Zlobko Vajgl performed at numerous international music festivals from Dubrovnik to Gabala, Schleswig Hollstein, Ljubljana, Riga, Vienna, Ankara, Bahrain, Belgrade, Ohrid and many others. The musical critics praised in her interpretations her extraordinary musicality, technical perfection, broad spectrum of colours and outstanding articulation. Mojca Zlobko Vajgl recorded 8 CDs covering a great part of the literature for her extraordinary instrument. She is associate professor for harp and chamber music at Music Academy of the University Ljubljana and she has been several times invited to be a member of international juries at harp competitions in Austria and Poland. She also gave masterclasses and participated in exchange of the teachers in the framework of the EU Erasmus programme.
Sae Lee (Osaka, Japan) graduated with excellence at the Toho Gakuen (Tokio) in 2007/08. She finished piano studies in chamber music on the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Sae Lee is a recipient of nine awards on international competitions. She won the first award on the international competition Citta di Padova (Italy) and a first award on the international piano competition Albert Roussel (Bulgaria). As a soloist, she performed with orchestras like the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sofia Philharmony, Pleven Philharmony and Kojima Symphony Orchestra. She performed on the Yamaha music festival, international piano academy Hamamatsu (Japan), on the international music academy in Nice (France) and on the renowed festival Piano à Enghien in Paris. As a chamber musician, she is collaborating with a saxophonist Miha Rogina, with whom she toured worldwide as duo Kalypso.