Domen Marinčič, viola da gamba (J. Ch. Hoffmann, Leipzig, c. 1740)
Tomaž Sevšek, harpsichord (L. Verum, 2002, by H. A. Hassu, Hamburg, 1734)
For music-lovers and particularly for connoisseurs
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750):
Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (selection)
Duets from the collection Clavier-Übung III (selection)
Renowned Slovenian music specialists are opening a selected chapter of Bach’s music universe with their historically attested musical instruments. The dedication of the evening is symbolic, borrowed from the cover of the first edition of the composer’s collection Clavier-Übung III – “for music-lovers and particularly for connoisseurs of such work, for the recreation of the spirit”.
Domen Marinčič studied viola da gamba under Hartwig Groth in Nuremberg, and under Philipp Pierlot at The Trossingen University of Music. He also graduated from the harpsichord under Carsten Lohff and completed his postgraduate general basso continuo training under Albert Rinaldi. In 1997 and 2000, he won awards at the Bach-Abel International Competition in Köthen. In 2004 he co-founded Slovenian ensemble musica cubicularis and in 2008 institute for artistic reproduction and education in the field of old music Harmonia Antiqua Labacensis.
As a chamber musician, he performs across Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom), in Canada, USA, China, Vietnam, and the Middle East. He plays with the Ensemble Phoenix Munich, with flautist Stefan Temmingh and with musicians such as Emma Kirkby, Pino De Vittorio, Dan Laurin, William Dongois and Edoardo Torbianelli.
He collaborates with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, The Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra, and with SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana. He has collaborated on the recording of more than thirty CDs for Accent, Aeolus, Arcana, BIS, Harmonia Mundi France, Mirare, Oehms Classics, Querstand, Ricercar and Sony / DHM. They received awards such as Diapason d’Or de l’année, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and twice the ECHO Klassik Award (ECHO Klassik ohne Grenzen for the Requiem for a Pink Moon CD by Ensemble Phoenix Munich and ECHO Klassik – Instrumentalist of the year Stefan Temmingh for the Birds CD).
Tomaž Sevšek studied organ at the Freiburg College of Music under Zsigmond Szathmary, and harpsichord under Robert Hill. As part of the exchange, he was further educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester (USA), and studied there under David Higgs and Arthur Haas. As a concert soloist and chamber musician, he dedicates himself to music for various instruments with keys from the late Renaissance to the musical avant-garde of the 20th century. He has performed in most European countries and the United States. He co-founded the chamber music ensemble for old music Musica Cubicularis and the institute for artistic reproduction and education in the field of old music Harmonia Antiqua Labacensis. He teaches organ and harpsichord and is an active organizer of music life.
For several years, he was a professional secretary of the Competition of Young Slovenian Musicians and Ballet Dancers (TEMSIG) and president of the Slovenian Organ Society. In recent years he has performed as a soloist on several well-known historical organs, including the oldest organs in the world in the Swiss town of Sion (Sitten), Schnitger organs in Weener (Germany), Venetian organs in Valvason, Venzone (Italy), Umag and Šibenik (Croatia).
In Slovenia, he presented his work with organ recitals entitled Organ Music of Paris in the Years Before the Second World War in the Cathedral of Maribor and the Franciscan church in Ljubljana, and in Zagreb with the program Romantic Bach – music by Johann Sebastian Bach in organ performances by German composers of late Romanticism.
As a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, he has performed, among other pieces, Poulenc’s Concerto for organ, timpani, and string instruments, and the Requiems of Fauré, and Duruflé.
In 2017, he first performed the song SpojStrun for harpsichord and strings by Uroš Rojko with the Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra. In recent years, he has also worked extensively on the clavichord and the forgotten musical instrument, the French harmonium d’art.
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.
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