MARKO ČRNČEC – piano

At 7:30 pm, Slavnostna dvorana Ptujskega gradu , Price: 15 €

Performing: Marko Črnčec – piano

Marko Črnčec is one of Slovenia’s most renowned contemporary musicians. On the international stage, he is known as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer, especially in jazz and popular music. On this occasion, Črnčec will perform a wide musical repertoire encompassing works by great composers of jazz and classical music, such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Frederic Chopin and J. S. Bach, all sprinkled with the spirit of free improvisation.

 

TRO MUS – ka, TRIO LA MER 

At 7.30 pm, Festive hall of Ptuj Castle , Price 12 €

Performing: TRIO MUS – ka: Mateja Ulaga – violin, Urška Sikovšek – klarinet, Sara Koveš – piano

The Trio MUS-ka, consisting of Mateja Ulaga on the violin, Urška Sikovšek on the clarinet and Sara Köveš on the piano, has been active as a chamber orchestra at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana since October 2018. They share a mutual connection and love for music, hence also their name (“muska” being the colloquial word for music). They received the 2nd Prize at the Oskar Rieding international competition, a silver award at the TEMSIG state competition, as well as the 1st Prize at the World Open Online Music Competition. They have also performed at the Salon of Music Artists as part of the 2019 Lent Festival in the Unionska dvorana hall in Maribor, and they regularly perform at various music and other important events.

Performing: TRIO LA MER: Hana Bitenc – piano, Katarina Kralj – violin, Lara Bešič – cello

The La Mer piano trio consists of pianist Hana Bitenc, violinist Katarina Kralj and cellist Lara Bešič. They started playing together in October 2019 and have been united by their enthusiasm for chamber music ever since. They performed at various concerts organized by the Academy of Music and other events, including the concert in January 2020 in the Viteška dvorana hall in Brežice that marked the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, and in September 2020 at the evening of Ludwig van Beethoven piano trios at the European Union House.

The mentor of both trios is Assoc. Prof. Miha Haas. Performing: TRIO MUS – ka: Mateja Ulaga – violin, Urška Sikovšek – klarinet, Sara Koveš – piano

TIM JANČAR – piano

At 7.30 pm, Festive hall of Ptuj Castle, Price: 12 €

Performing : Tim Jančar – piano

Tim Jančar is the winner of several national and international competitions. He is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he enrolled after completing his master’s degree in Ljubljana and his postgraduate studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. He has performed with the RTV Slovenija Symphony Orchestra, the chamber orchestra of the Guiseppe Tartini State Conservatory in Trieste, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, and at numerous festivals in Slovenia and abroad. For his academic achievements, he received the Škerjanc Award from the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana as well as the Prešeren Award from the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana.

CWA – CLASSICAL WITH ATTITUDE

At 7.30 pm, Festive hall of Ptuj Castle, Price: 12 €

Performing: Ata Üstün Bilgin – piano , Laura Bartelj – violin,  Adna Cinac – vocals

Pianist Ata Üstün Bilgin, soprano Adna Cinac and violinist Laura Bartelj are young academic musicians united by a passion for musical performance. They are final year students at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Full of enthusiasm, they strive for the perfect performance of classical works, the development of culture, and the conservation of cultural heritage. With their “Classical With Attitude” tour which is planned for Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, Italy and France, they want their audiences to enjoy a colourful repertoire, the result of relentless effort and hard work during quarantine.

 

TRIO AFFETTUOSO, TRIO AURUM

At 7.30 pm, Festive hall of Ptuj Castle, Price: 12 €

Performing: Trio AffettuosoLara Oprešnik – piano, Zala Kocijančič – violin, Peter Keiser – cello, Klavirki Trio trio AurumMeta Kokošinek – piano, Rebeka Kotar – violin, Neža Verstovšek – cello

The Piano Trio Affettuoso unites three young, ambitious musicians who, in addition to playing solo, are also seriously dedicated to playing as a piano trio. At last year’s Temsig state competition, they won the 2nd prize and received a gold award in the highest category. They actively participate in various events and concerts; among others, they performed at a concert of chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven that marked the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, as well as in a concert cycle of the Ljubljana Festival titled Young Virtuosi.

The Piano Trio Aurum has been active since 2016. The three young musicians have started making music together at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana under Professor Martin Sikur and are now studying chamber music at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana. At the international Oskar Rieding competition in Celje, they received the title Laureate of Competition and three special awards selected by the jury. They regularly participate in projects, and Slovenian authors are composing new works for their ensemble.

The mentor of both trios is Assoc. Prof. Miha Haas.