Wednesday
18. August
at 20.30
Mestni muzej - Ljubljana

CONCERT OF A SELECTED AWARDEES OF THE 50th TEMSIG COMPETITION

Naja Mohorič, harp
Barbara Spital, flute
Mak Muni Mihevc, piano


Naja Mohorič completed her primary and secondary music education at the Fran Korun Koželjski Music School in Velenje with Professor Dalibor Bernatović, and at the Municipal School of Music Claudio Abbado in Milano in the class of dr. Irina Zingg. This year she graduated with honors summa cum laude with a Master’s degree from the Academy of Music Ljubljana in the class of prof. Mojca Zlobko Vajgl. At competitions home and abroad, she always competes for the highest prizes – the International Competition of the Slovenian Harpists’ Association (5 gold plaques, three 3rd prizes, one 1st prize and a special prize for a promising harpist), TEMSIG (three gold plaques, 1st prize, 2nd prize and 3rd prize), International Competition Petar Konjović (two gold plaques and two 2nd prizes), International Competition Antonio Salieri (absolute 1st prize), … In 2011 she played as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra at the 60th anniversary of the Velenje Music School and had a solo recital at the Lent Festival. She was the first Slovenian invited to the Rio de Janeiro International Harp Festival 2018 in Brazil, where she gave three solo concerts. The Italian composer Paolo Coggiola dedicated a song entitled Like a Tightened Bow, and Slovenian composer Tilen Slakan dedicated her the song Nocturne for Harp. She regularly collaborates with orchestras and performs at festivals in Slovenia and abroad. She regularly attends masterclasses with renowned harpists such as Mara Galassi, Milda Agazarian, Isabelle Moretti, Luisa Prandina, Sylvain Blassel, Judy Loman, Marie – Claire Jamet, Petra van der Heide, Diana Grubišić Ćiković, and others. For four years in a row, she was invited to the largest harp seminar at HarpMasters Academy in Switzerland. This year she became the co-president of the Slovenian Harpists’ Association.

Flutist Barbara Spital finished the Fran Korun Koželjski Velenje Music School with prof. Mojca Ušen Tkalčec, and continued her secondary education at The Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory with prof. Milena Lipovšek. She is currently completing her studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of prof. Karolina Šantl Zupan. She has successfully competed in many competitions, winning the highest prizes like the first prize at the TEMSIG competition, International Competition EMONA and International Competition Davorin Jenko. She is a recipient of the Prešeren Award of the Academy of Music Ljubljana for the 2019/2020 academic year, and in 2021 she performed with a wind quintet, which received a gold award and special recognition for best performance compositions by a Slovenian composer at the TEMSIG competition. As a soloist, she has performed with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, in the music cycles Prisluhnimo v Križankah, within the Ljubljana Musical Youth, and at charity concerts of the Lyons Club. Barbara participates in the projects of the Ljubljana International Orchestra, the Amadeo Chamber Orchestra, and the Pehlivanian Opera Academy Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, she was selected in the Side by Side project and thus performed with the Royal Orchestra Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She also regularly collaborates with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the SNG Opera Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music Ljubljana. As a soloist or chamber musician, she performs at various festivals at home and abroad, such as Festival Ljubljana, Starnberger Musiktage, and Academie Festival des Arcs. She regularly attends master classes with renowned Slovenian and foreign professors such as Martin Belič, Eva Nina Kozmus, Philippe Bernold, Julien Beaudiment, Andrea Lieberknecht, Juliette Hurel, Stefanie Winker, Wally Hase, and others. Barbara currently teaches flute at the Zvočna zgodba Music Center in Ljubljana.

Mak Muni Mihevc was born in 2003. He started learning the piano at the age of four with his first piano teacher prof. Andreja Kosmač. He has won seven international first prizes and a third place in the senior category at piano competitions so far. His great successes were achieved under many years of mentorship of the renowned pianist prof. Zoltan Peter. Mak performed works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin for the first time at a full-length piano recital at the age of ten. He performed piano concerts by Mozart, Grieg, Chopin, and Addinsell with renowned conductors such as Simon Krečič, Simon Perčič, Günter Neuhold, Ričardas Šumila, and Jan Miłosz Zarzycki in Slovenia and abroad. He also played in Lithuania with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, and with the Maribor SNG Symphony Orchestra at the closing concert of the Maribor Festival. He has performed twice at the recitals of award winners at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York. Mak is currently studying at the Academy of Music in Zagreb under renowned pianist prof. Lovro Pogorelić.


Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the City Museum. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.

Due to the amendments to the decree on the temporary restriction of the cultural services, event may be attended only by persons with a certificate of: recovery of covid-19 (P), vaccination (C) or a negative test result, which must not be older than 48 hours (T). Entry to the event is only possible with a PCT certificate. Certificate is not required for children under the age of 15 who attend the event with close family members or guardians.

Due to safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, all visitors must wear protective facemasks, disinfect their hands regularly, and observe a safety distance of at least 1 m.

Entry to the event is only possible with a ticket, visitors are asked to enter the venue individually, hostesses will accompany them to a vacant seat. If you suspect that you have come in contact with the coronavirus or are showing typical signs of the disease, do not attend the event.


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