Jurka Zoroja, flute
Vasilij Meljnikov, violin
Mario Perestegi, organ
Giuseppe Tartini (1692 – 1770), Sonata in D major
W. A. Mozart (1756–1791), Andante in C major, K 315
L. van Beethoven (1770–1827), Romance No. 2, Op. 50 (arr. Mario Perestegi)
Jehan Alain (1911–1940), Litanies, JA 119
C. P. E. Bach (1714–1788), Duet for flute and violin, H. 598
J. S. Bach (1685–1750), Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 565
J. S. Bach (1685–1750), Concerto in D minor, BWV 1060
J. S. Bach (1685–1750), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
C. W. Gluck (1714–1787), Dance of the Blessed Spirits – excerpt of ballet music from II. act of opera Orfeo ed Euridice
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Concerto No. 8 in A minor, Op. 3, RV 522
I. Largetto e spirituoso
Jurka Zoroja, academic musician and Master of Arts, was born in Ljubljana. She completed her flute studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music with prof. Boris Čampa, and already during her studies received many prestigious music awards, including the Student Prešeren Award and first place in the competition of the Music Academies of Yugoslavia in Belgrade. She completed her postgraduate studies at the Karl Maria von Weber College in Dresden, where her mentor was prof. Arndt Schöne, first flutist of the Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra. After graduating, she was a solo flutist at the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana for ten years, and at the same time an associate professor at the Academy of Music Ljubljana. She has collaborated with many Slovenian and foreign artists in solo concerts and in chamber ensembles: with organists Hubert Bergant, Tonet Pomočnik, Renata Bauer, Cecilia Kobal, and Dalibor Miklavčič, with pianists Vlasta Doležal Rus, Primož Lorenz, Milivoj Šurbek, Vladimir Mlinarič, and Gregor Dežman, with whom she also recorded a CD. Jurka Zoroja also played many concerts in flute-harp duets, with harpists Rudo Kosi, Anja Gaberc, Tina Žerdin and Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, and with guitarists Tomaž Rajterič, Jerko Novak, Andrej Grafenauer and Izidor Erazem Grafenauer. As a soloist, she performed at many music festivals at home and abroad. She has performed in Bratislava, Spain, Great Britain, and Croatia at festivals in Dubrovnik, Mlini, and Cavtat. She is also planning a concert in the USA. Her artistic interpretation encompasses all the stylistic periods of solo and chamber music literature for flute. She received excellent professional reviews, as she is distinguished by an extremely high-quality melodic and dynamic range of her interpretation. Her rich and long-lasting pedagogical work is confirmed by the establishment of a private music school, which was also the first private school for flute in Slovenia. Her students receive awards at competitions at home and abroad.
Vasilij Meljnikov studied at the Music Academy in Minsk with Olga Parkomenko, a student of the famous David Ojstrah. He also completed his postgraduate studies with honours with two solo recitals and a dissertation on methodology, and later continued his studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with professors Bezrodny and Belenjka. He began his teaching career as a professor at a special high school for extraordinary musical talents and as an assistant at the Music Academy in Minsk, and was a member of the Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra, with which he gave concerts in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere in Europe. He has been working in Slovenia since 1990. As a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles, he has performed on many important concert stages and festivals in Slovenia and abroad. In 1997 he received the first prize at the Vienna Modern Masters International Competition in Vienna. He was a member of the Camerata Slovenica string quartet for two years (along with Primož Novšak, Mile Kosi and Ciril Škerjanc), and since 1998 he has been a member of the Ljubljana Piano Trio, with pianist Sijavuš Gadžijev and cellist Igor Mitrović. Between 2004 and 2010 he was a concertmaster in the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. An important part of his professional career is also pedagogical activity. He has been teaching at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana since 1992. Many of his students have won awards at national and international competitions and often give concerts with various orchestras. In 1993 he started teaching at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana; since 2007 he has been a full professor, and in 2012 he became the head of the String department. Between 2001 and 2012, he was a mentor to the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music, which became famous for its resounding concerts at home and abroad. Vasilij Meljnikov is the winner of the Betetto Award (2005) for artistic achievements in the field of musical performance and for his commitment to promotion of musical culture.
Mario Perestegi, a Slovenian-Croatian concert organist and pedagogue, graduated in church music at the University of Zagreb – Alba Vidaković Institute of Church Music. During his studies of church music, he studied organ with professor Anđelko Klobučar, with whom he also obtained an organ diploma. He completed postgraduate study of organ with the theme Organ Sonata – Symphony in the XX. century at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with prof. Hubert Bergant and obtained the title of specialist – organist. He studied organ specialization on topic 18 Leipziger Choräle with prof. Mario Penzar at the Zagreb Academy of Music. In the interpretation of French organ literature, he studied in Paris with the famous organist Marie-Claire Alain. In his career he has performed more than 400 concerts as an organ soloist and in various chamber ensembles. As a soloist, he performed concert programs on all important organs in cathedrals and concert halls. He has performed abroad at international organ music festivals (Riga 2005 and 2009, Sydney 2005, Canberra 2005, Wiliamsburg 2006, Olomouc 2007, Brno 2007, Vienna 2006, 2007, 2009, Paris 2007 and 2009, Salzburg 2007, Brussels 2009, Liverpool 2011, Roskilde 2011, Sochi 2009, Moscow 2009, Frombork 2008 and 2010, Trieste 1999, Berlin 2008, Münster 2012 …) and at various concert cycles of organ music (Rome, Trieste, Brussels, Hanover, Helsinki, Istanbul, Belgrade, Novi Sad …). He had two major tours: Australia in 2005 (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra) and in the US in 2006 (Washington, Williamsburg, Chicago, Boston, New York). He has performed twice on the Grand Organ at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (2009 and 2017). He started teaching at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in 1995, and today he has the title of full professor in the field of organ and is the head of the Department of sacred music.
Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.
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