Katarina Pustinek Rakar awarded in Italy
In November the Adkins Chiti Women in Music Foundation, which focuses on the musical creations of women, awarded ten female composers for their works. Slovene composer and assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana Katarina Pustinek Rakar was among the finalists.
In November The Adkins Chiti Women in Music Foundation, which focuses on the musical creations of women, awarded ten female composers for their works. Slovene composer and assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana Katarina Pustinek Rakar was among the finalists. Her composition, a “modern madrigal”, was performed at the Gala Concert, which was held at the Teatro Argentina in Rome on 5 November.
Women in Music was established in 1978 as a movement promoting women's music of all genres and in all times. “Equal Opportunities for Women in the Arts and Music” is at the heart of the mission and advocacy undertaken by the Adkins Chiti Women in Music Foundation, an Italian cultural organisation, partner within cultural agreements undersigned by the Italian Foreign Ministry, member of UNESCO’s International Music Council and the European Music Council, internationally recognised for its activities to obtain recognition and visibility for women in the cultural sector. The Foundation collaborates with the EUC for research projects and its work has the patronage of UNESCO and the Arab Academy (network of cultural organisations within the Arab League). The Foundation has a network in 111 countries made up of individual composers, researchers, musicologists, performers and teachers. This network also includes 77 affiliated organisations in 44 countries working on behalf of Women in Music. In December 2003, a Decree from the State Archives and Heritage Ministry, officially declared the Library and Archives of the Foundation containing over 35 thousand scores of music by women to be “historically relevant for the State” and “essential for the study of women’s history”.
In 2018 the foundation put out a global call for scores and awarded ten finalists, which include women from South Africa, Costa Rica, Italy, Uruguay, El Salvador, Norway, Jordan, the USA and Slovenia. Katarina Pustinek Rakar submitted the choral composition Libertas animi cibus, which she wrote in 2016 and dedicated to Jacobus Handl Gallus, a composer who left an indelible mark on the Slovenian musical landscape. More on Gallus, as well as important female Slovene composers and musicinans, such as Josipina Turnograjska and Gabrijela Mrak, can be found at the new interactive website Momus - Monumenta musica Slovenica, which includes all musically significant monuments in Slovenia.
Slovenian delegation and the band Koala Voice heading to Sharpe Bratislava!
On 26 and 27 April, the Slovakian showcase festival Sharpe will take place in Bratislava for the second time. The event at the Nová Cvernovka former factory will feature 36 acts from twelve countries over two days. Half of the acts are Slovakian, while the foreign ones include Slovenian quartet Koala Voice (INES#talent), who have performed at numerous European festivals and clubs in recent years and released their third album “Woo Horsie” in February.
MENT Ljubljana – Festival & Conference
The fifth edition of MENT, produced by Kino Šiška and coproduced by the Slovenian Music Information Centre - Sigic, will fill different venues in Ljubljana with performances of more than 70 musicians and shed light on their individual creativity as well as the inner workings of the music industry at the international conference.
1. International youth choral festival and Choral conducting competition »AEGIS CARMINIS\'« 2019
First International choral competition for youth, high school and student amateur choirs (Dead-line for application: January 11, 2019) and choral conductors born after February 1979 (Dead-line for application: January 14, 2019) will take place in Koper from March 14. – 17. 2019.
Pianist Zala Kravos and the LX Export Prize 2018
The 16-year-old Zala Kravos made her debut at 14 and is now becoming an artist of international renown. This December she received further acclaim in Luxembourg.
Vox Arsana perform at The Worldwide Holiday Special
The global 1-hour show was broadcast on YouTube and featured selected vocal groups from Canada, the United States, Brazil, England, France, Sweden, Denmark, the Philippines, and Slovenia.