Tim Skalar Demšar, violin
Neža Capuder, violin
Tilen Udovič, viola
Katarina Kozjek, cello
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18
Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27
The Emona String Quartet was officially formed in September 2018. The musicians have previously participated in a piano quintet with pianist Alvin Čućić, under the direction of Miha Haas. As a quartet, they have been studying in the class of prof. Janez Podlesek. They regularly improve their knowledge with various professors such as Janez Podlesek, Emile Cantor, Goran Bakrač, and Wendy Enderle Champney. This year, they won the first prize and a special commendation for the performance of a composition by a Slovenian composer at the national TEMSIG competition. All members of the Quartet successfully participate in domestic and foreign competitions as soloists, and regularly collaborate with renowned orchestras and choirs in Slovenia, including the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.
Tim Skalar Demšar graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of prof. Monika Skalar, and continued his studies with prof. Janez Podlesek. He won several awards, including the first prize at the Svirel 2018 competition, and was chosen as one of the “Ten of the best”. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Grex Symphoniacorum Student Symphony Orchestra of the University of Ljubljana, and the Crescendo Symphony Orchestra. He regularly performs in the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and in some ad hoc orchestras. In the academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19, he was the concertmaster of the Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana.
Neža Capuder is studying at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of prof. Janez Podlesek. She attended several seminars and summer schools with renowned professors. She performed as a soloist with the oldest amateur symphony orchestra Domžale-Kamnik, in which she has been a regular member since 2010, and in the 2016/2017 season, she led the orchestra as a concertmaster. He also regularly collaborates with professional orchestras and other chamber ensembles.
Tilen Udovič started playing the viola at the age of 15 at the Tartini Music Atelier with Professor Margareta Malej, after he finished elementary music school in violin. He soon took part in the Temsig competition with a viola and won a gold plaque. He is currently attending the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he has been improving his knowledge for the third year with Professor Emil Cantor. His passion is playing in chamber ensembles. He has been collaborating with the Emona string quartet since the beginning of his studies.
After finishing schooling at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory in the class of prof. Karmen Pečar Koritnik, Katarina Kozjek continued at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with prof. Igor Škerjanec and prof. Miloš Mlejnik, where she completed her master’s degree with distinction in February 2019. As a soloist and chamber musician, she participates in many competitions at home and abroad. She improves her knowledge with well-known cellists and pedagogues. As a member of many chamber ensembles, she participates in various projects, occasionally playing with professional, academic, and other orchestras in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe and Asia. As a solo cellist, she regularly performs with the Slovenian People’s Theatre (SLG) Celje, the Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre, and others.
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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