35th anniversary of Laibach
The acclaimed Slovenian group Laibach celebrated its jubilee on Saturday 4 July at their traditional location, Trbovlje, where the group staged two evening concerts.
At Delavski dom Trbovlje, where Laibach first started on its impressive career path in 1980, the group of musicians also premiered some new material which they will perform in August in North Korea. This programme features new musical materials, including arrangements of known songs from the musical The Sound of Music, such as Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain and Edelweiss. In addition to the Sound of Music songs, the group will perform their own rendition of a selection of North Korean songs and hymns. The two Trbovlje concerts were followed by the open-air "party plenary" with food and drinks and entertainment program at the nearby Kum.
Vito Žuraj - the first Slovenian recipient of the Claudio Abbado Composition Prize
Only three composers have so far received the Karajan Academy Award of the Berliner Philharmoniker, a distinction awarded by the Foundation for the Promotion of the Orchestra Academy.
Europa Cantat Festival will take place in Tallinn next year and in 2021 in Slovenia
Representatives of key stakeholders in the organization of this event have presented the project, which every third year attracts between 3 000 and 4 000 choral music enthusiasts to the host country from all over Europe and the world.
Slovenian MoMENT @ Waves Vienna 2017
Waves will host a Slovenian reception for the 5th time! The best party in Vienna will take you on a roller coaster of good food, fresh drinks, great people and of course music. This year Waves hosts 3 Slovenian bands – КУКЛА, Daniel Vezoja & persons from porlock.
Three musicians receive this year's Prešeren Foundation Award
Among the winners of the award are composers Nina Šenk and Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar as well as clarinet player and multiinstrumentalist Boštjan Gombač.
MetalDays receives the Greener Festival Award 2016!
Another award for one of the 13 best metal festivals in the world.