12. July
at 20.30
Narodna galerija (National Gallery of Slovenia) - Ljubljana


Karolina Šantl Zupan, flute
Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, harp
Janez Podlesek, violin
Maja Rome, viola
Gal Faganel, cello


Claude Debussy (1862–1918), Sonata for flute, viola and harp, No. 2, L137
Jacques Ibert (1890–1962), Two interludes for flute, violin and piano
Jean Françaix (1912–1997), Quintet No. 1 for flute, harp and string trio
Ernst von Dohnányi (1877–1960), Serenade for string trio in C major, op. 10

Karolina Šantl Zupan graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She studied with James Galway, Irena Grafenauer, Suzan Milan, Peter Lucas Graf and other world-famous and established flutists. She is employed as a full professor and head of the Department for winds, brass and percussion at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. Her academic achievements are reflected in the many international and national awards her students receive. She also regularly cooperates with foreign educational institutions. Since 2001 she has been a member of the international flute quartet 4Syrinx, with which she has been creating an independent cycle of concerts in the Vatroslav Lisinski Hall in Zagreb for many years. With the 4Syrinx, she received the Porin record award of the year in 2014. She regularly records archive material for flute for Slovenian and foreign radio stations. So far, she has released nine CDs, including two for flute and piano, two for flute and harp (Nocturno and Impression), three with the 4Syrinx flute quartet (Decade, Monochromia and Room for Four), a CD with flute concerts with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (Ibert, Feld and Reinecke), and in 2017 a CD for flute and flute and orchestra. She is the author of instructional material for learning the flute, published under the title Songs for Flute. In the scientific field, she explores the interaction between artistic and pedagogical teaching and the formation of artistic musical interpretation at the higher level of education. In 2019, she received her PhD on this topic. She is a Yamaha Flute Artist.

Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, harpist and pedagogue, associate professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, has been one of the leading Slovenian harpists for many years, and is an internationally recognized artist. She has a rich solo career: several performances in most European countries, solo concerts with renowned foreign orchestras (Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev and Azerbaijani Philharmonic Orchestras, and RTV Symphony Orchestra), concerts with renowned chamber ensembles such as the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, the Lepizice String Quartet, the Orpheus String Quartet, the Ars Amata Zuerich Ensemble, the Orchestre di Padova e del Veneto, and many others. In collaboration with Slovenian composers, some original works for harp dedicated to Mojca Zlobko were written by Primož Ramovš, Uroš Krek, Jani Golob, Aleš Strajnar, Ivo Petrić, and Milko Lazar. Mojca Zlobko Vajgl has so far recorded 9 CDs.

Janez Podlesek is a renowned Slovenian violinist and pedagogue. He graduated in the class of professor Primož Novšak at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he also completed his postgraduate studies. For 15 years he was the concert master of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber String Orchestra. Since 2018, he has been regularly employed as an assistant professor at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana. During his studies, he received several awards at national and international competitions. In 1999 he received the Škerjanc Award for his academic achievements, which the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet awards to its most successful students, and the Prešeren Award of the Academy of Music for solo performance of Mozart’s Concerto in A major with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (2001) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the symphony orchestra of the Academy of Music in Ljubljana (2003). He has given many recitals and chamber concerts. He regularly performs with the string quartet Dissonance and the trio Clavimerata, with which he has recorded several CDs (I. Stravinski: The Story of a Soldier, Um a zero, In Slovenian, Dissonance). Pedagogical work makes him happy and inspired. He teaches at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana and at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he leads the Chamber String Orchestra and teaches violin and chamber music. In 2012, he received the title of assistant professor for violin and a year later, he received the Solemn Charter of the University of Ljubljana for outstanding pedagogical and research achievements. He participates in the ambitious Emars project, under which he regularly gives violin master classes.

Maja Rome is a full professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. From 2006 until 2020, she was also solo violist of Slovenian philharmonic orchestra. She graduated Summa Cum Laude at Academy of Music in Ljubljana with professor Mile Kosi, and did her postgraduate studies with Diemut Poppen at Hochschule für Musik Detmold. During her studies she also attended seminars with Hariolf Schlichtig, Wolfram Christ and Mile Kosi. She is a recipient of the student Prešeren award and Christal coat of arms of Celje city for artistic achievements during her studies. As solo violist of Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra she worked with many renowned musicians such as Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, Andres Orozco Estrada, Marko Letonja, Julian Rachlin, and others. As soloist and member of Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra she performed at many festivals (Festival Ljubljana, Sozvočje svetov, Slowind Festival, Festival Maribor, Ochrid Summer festival, Bienale Zagreb …) and had a chance to play chamber music with renowned musicians, such as Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Sreten Krstić, Andreas Janke, Primož Novšak, and members of Australian Chamber Orchestra. She dedicates a lot of attention to Slovenian contemporary music and regularly performs new pieces for viola solo. She is a member of ensemble MD7.

Gal Faganel is an internationally established and award-winning cellist and sought-after teacher. After a doctorate under the mentorship of Eleonora Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California, he performed as a soloist in the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra until 2010. Since 2010, he has taught cello and chamber music at the University of Northern Colorado and as a guest lecturer at many institutions around the world. Since 2019, Faganel has been teaching cello at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana. In addition to teaching at the university and giving several master classes, he performs and records as a soloist and chamber musician in the most prestigious halls with top musicians from the USA, Asia, and Europe, as well as a member of the Colorado Piano Trio. Faganel has recorded for many radio stations and record labels around the world. Critics praise his strong and beautiful tone, extremely sensitive interpretation, brilliant virtuosity and youthful power.

Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the National Gallery. 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). Respecting the PCT condition is responsibility of the visitor. Certificate is not required for children under the age of 18 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 1,5 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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