Andraž Golob, clarinet
Urban Megušar, cello
Sanja Mlinarič, accordion
Jukka Tiensuu (1948-), Plus IV
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts
I. La Forqueray (Rameau)
Vito Žuraj (1979-), Ai Marmi for solo cello
II. La Cupis (Rameau)
Uroš Rojko (1954-), Tango No. 2 for solo accordion
III. La Marais (Rameau)
Guillaume Connesson (1970-), Disco Toccata for clarinet and cello
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Ma mere l’Oye
III. Laideronette, impératrice des pagodes
IV. Les Entreitens de la Belle et de la bête
V. Le jardin féerique
Sebastian Fagerlund (1972-), Breathe
The Graz based Trio Tempestoso, formed in 2017, quickly gained its reputation as the winners of the Boris Pergamenschikow Award 2019 in Berlin. The jury of one of the largest and most prestigious competitions for contemporary music, held every three years under the honorary patronage of Tatjana Pergamenščikov and Sir András Schiff, pointed out the “high-level instrumental interpretation” and wrote that the musicians “with their exciting performance combine the musical tradition with the spirit of the present and indicate the direction of the future”. The members of the trio are young Slovenian musicians: accordionist Sanja Mlinarič, clarinettist Andraž Golob and cellist Urban Megušar – all of them students at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. Since their formation, the trio has been working with Janne Rättyä, Gerald Pachinger, Julian Arp, and Martin Rainer. Their repertoire consists of original compositions, written for this unique combination of instruments and defined by a seemingly orchestral sound of the ensemble. The young musicians have been performing in concert halls throughout Europe, most recently their performances have been broadcasted by Radio Ö1.
The new solo bass clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Andraž Golob, studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, first with prof. Bertram Eggru and then with prof. Gerald Pachinger. Andraž is a winner of many competitions as a soloist and chamber musician: Val Tidone, TEMSIG, Luigi Zanuccolli… He regularly records for the Austrian radio and television ORF. Andraž is also gathering experience with professional and youth orchestras such as Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Nürnbeg Symphonic Orchestra, and Graz Philharmonic Orchestra. In September 2019, after successfully auditioning, he became an academician at the Vienna Philharmonic. In 2018, he performed as a soloist at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, where he performed Mozart’s Clarinet and Orchestra Concerto with the North German Philharmonic Orchestra from Rostock. He has been gathering additional knowledge on masterclasses with artists such as Mathias Schorn, Andreas Schablas, Johann Hindler, Mate Bekavac, Kilian Herold, Harri Mäkki, and many others.
Urban Megušar studied cello with Karmen Pečar Koritnik at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana. Currently he is studying at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz in the class of Julian Arp. He attended masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Giovanni Gnocchi, Jan Erik-Gustaffson, Martin Ostertag, and Maja Bogdanovič. Next to classical music, Urban is greatly interested also in jazz and improvisation and has been working in this field with artists such as Max Grosch, Christian Howes, Axel Dörner, Joelle Leandre and Dre Hočevar. In recent years, he has started working on music for the theatre and collaborating with the theatre group Divadlo Continuo in the Czech Republic.
Sanja Mlinarič has been studying at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz with Janne Rättyä. As a soloist and chamber musician, she is a prize winner of various classical music competitions in Slovenia, Italy and Germany. In 2019 she won the Boris Pergamenschikow Preis with Trio Tempestoso – they are the first such chamber music group (also the first group with accordion) to win the competition. As members of Duo Clarien, Sanja Mlinarič and Andraž Golob are the absolute winners and the recipients of the Special Performance Prize Anguissola Scotti at the Val Tidone Competition in Italy 2019. Sanja has also been performing for the Slovenian Jeunesses Musicales, and at different festivals such as Val Tidone in Italy. Additionally, she attended masterclasses with Inaki Alberdi, Vincent Lhermet, Veli Kujala, Matti Rantanen, Mie Miki, Luka Juhart, and others.
In collaboration with KUD Rače