Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 11 a.m.
Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall
This year once again, the SiBRASS 2019 CONCERT CYCLE is delighted to offer music performed by excellent, world-renowned musicians. For the third year in a row, the SiBRASS Association is organising a series of five classical music concerts, with an emphasis on brass. SiBRASS is a unique platform that focuses on the sustained realisation of excellence as well as connecting and interweaving music-makers, performers, and the audience. In its third season of concert cycles SiBRASS continues to build upon its state-of-the-art brass musicians, whom it audaciously connects with an audience thirsty for a well-conceived and attractive programme. The new series of free Sunday concerts will, as always, provide the audience an opportunity to hear music at the highest level of performance. The concert programmes have been formulated in a deliberate manner, thus encompassing a broad selection of musical practices while also introducing novelties. Each concert will present Slovene works alongside foreign compositions.
The concerts will take place at the Slovenian Philharmonic, an excellent venue for the realisation of such projects. In cooperation with Radio Slovenia’s Channel III, the concerts will be recorded and subsequently broadcast as part of Radio Slovenia’s regular programme, and will also remain accessible in the archives of the Multimedia Centre of RTV Slovenia.
CONCERT III: HORN AND PIANO
Jože Rošer, French horn
Tadej Horvat, piano
Paul Abraham Dukas: VILLANELLE
Robert Schumann: ADAGIO AND ALLEGRO, op. 70
Lojze Lebič: IN VOCE CORNU, five miniatures for French horn solo
Prologue / Signal and Echo / Harmony / In voce cornu / Epilogue
Paul Hindemith: SONATA FOR ALTO HORN AND PIANO
Ruhig bewegt / Lebhaft / Sehr langsam / Das Posthorn (Zweigespräch), Lebhaft
Jean Françaix: DIVERTIMENTO FOR HORN AND PIANO
Introduzione / Aria do cantabile / Canzonetta
Jože Rošer, a French horn player, graduated magnum cum laude from the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana under professor Boštjan Lipovšek. He obtained his Master’s Degreefrom the Mozarteum in Salzburg under the mentorship of professor Radovan Vlatković. He participated in the Competition for Young Slovene Musicians and Ballet Dancers (TEMSIG) numerous times and was always awarded a prize or recognition. He received his first Prešeren Award for students in 2009 with Brass AG – the brass ensemble of the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana, and his second one in 2010 with the Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra for its performance of Concertino by Lars Erik Larsson. Rošer is an active chamber musician and collaborates with the international woodwind quintet Quintetto Spirito and the international brass group Worldbrass. With the brass quintet Contrast he won first prize at the prestigious Jan Koetsier competition in Munich. Additionally, he has participated in further training and master classes with various professors: Stefan Dohr, Radek Baborak, Johannes Hinterholzer, Luiz Garcia, Jacques Zoon, Markus Bruggaier, Georg Pohle, etc. He has collaborated with numerous orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, the Young Euro Classic Orchestra, Klagenfurt Opera, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, etc. He is a French hornsoloist in the Slovenian Philharmonic and a member of the Slovenian Philharmonic Brass Ensemble. Last but not least, he teachers at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory and is a teaching fellow at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.
Tadej Horvat, a pianist, graduated magnum cum laude from the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana under professor Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak in 2005. In 2007, he finished a piano specialist programme in Bern under the mentorship of professor Aleksander Madžar. While still in school, he also took lessons in accordion and organ as well as in soloist singing. He received the Škerjanec Award bestowed by the High School for Music and Ballet Ljubljana for academic achievement, the Prešeren Award of the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana (2005), and the Prešeren Award of the University of Ljubljana (2006). Furthermore, Horvat was the conductor of the Divertimento orchestra, with whom he played popular, dance, and film music and for whom he authored some original compositions and adapted a number of other works. In recent years, he has collaborated with established Slovene musicians at important events in Slovenia and abroad. At national and international competitions, he has received numerous awards for his exemplary piano accompaniment work. He collaborates with various chamber ensembles, such as a piano duet with Miha Haas, the Ataka chamber trio with clarinettist Jaka Bobek and cellist Katja Beguš Bobek, and a duet with the saxophonist Oskar Laznik. Since 2016, he has been in charge of the piano seminar at the “Ars Longa Vita Brevis” music summer school. Horvat is employed as a piano acompanist and professor of guitar at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory. Furthermore, for a number of years now he has collaborated with the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana.