13. September
at 21.00
Abano Ritz Hotel, Abano Terme, Italy


Andraž Golob, clarinet
Urban Megušar, violoncello
Sanja Mlinarič, accordion


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764), Pieces de clavecin en concert: Concert No. 5 in d minor, RCT 11
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937): Mother Goose Suite
Sebastian Fagerlund (1972), Breathe
Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992): Le Grand Tango

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, clarinetist 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 throught Europe, most recently their performances have been broadcastet by Radio Ö1.

Andraž Golob studied at University for Music and Performing Arts Graz firstly with Bertram Egger, and is now a student of Gerald Pachinger. Since September 2019 he holds the academy position in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Andraž also plays with professional and youth orchestras such as Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Nürnbeg Symphonic Orchestra, and Graz Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018 he performed as a soloist with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, playing Mozarts Clarinet Concerto. Andraž is a winner of many competitions as soloist and chamber musician: Val Tidone, TEMSIG, Luigi Zanuccolli … He is regularly recording for Radio and Television ORF. 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 theater and collaborating with the theater group Divadlo Continuo in the Czech Republic.

Sanja Mlinarič has been studdying 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 Special Performance Prize Anguissola Scotti at the Val Tidone Competition in Italy 2019. Sanja has also been performing for the Slovenian Jeunesses Musicales, and on different festivals such as Val Tidone in Italy. Additionaly she attended masterclasses with Inaki Alberdi, Vincent Lhermet, Veli Kujala, Matti Rantanen, Mie Miki, Luka Juhart, and others.

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