Young violinist Lalita Svete at the Fidelio competition 2018 in Vienna
Lalita Svete performed a chamber music repertoire with her colleagues, German cellist Maike Clemens and Bulgarian pianist Iliyana Stoyanova, and received a scholarship award.
The Fidelio competition was initiated by the Hugo Breitner Society, which supports young talented artists of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. The competition takes place annually since 2002 and occupies an important place in the academic year for students of the Musik and Arts University of the City of Vienna, such as Lalita Svete.
The competition provides the possibility to participate in the categories Fidelio.Interpretation or Fidelio.Kreation. The juries of the preliminary rounds are made up of lecturers at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, while the juries of the main rounds are made up of artists, art educators and cultural managers. Thus a high-profile external jury appointed soloists and ensembles for a scholarship of the Hugo Breitner Society.
On 5 December Lalita Svete performed a chamber music repertoire with her colleagues, German cellist Maike Clemens and Bulgarian pianist Iliyana Stoyanova, and received a scholarship award of 1.500 eur in the category of Fidelio.Interpretation. The competition included more than 20 classical chamber ensembles, from which only 7 were awarded.
Lalita Svete, born in 1996 in Vienna, received her first violin lesson at the age of four at the Music School in Maribor. She made her debut as a soloist at the age of seven and continued giving concerts throughout her career at venues such as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein, Slovenian Philharmonic, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and at venues in the USA. She is currently studying with Boris Brovtsyn at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. Before her university studies, she was mentored by Arkadij Winokurow and Lidia Baich and received many first prize awards at competitions in Italy, Slovenia and abroad. She performed with orchestras such as the Slovenian Radio Symphonic Orchestra (2016) and the Kiev Camerata (2017) with Valeriy Matyukhin. In 2007 Lalita Svete toured Croatia, Liechtenstein and Austria with the Zagreb Soloists.
For a taste of Lalita's virtuosic talent, watch a clip of her performing with the Vienna Ensemble.
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.
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.