MetalDays receives the Greener Festival Award 2016!
Another award for one of the 13 best metal festivals in the world.
The international non-profit organisation A Greener Festival, which assesses art and music festivals for their good environmental practices, has awarded 25 festivals from Europe and the United States of America for their environmentally aware waste management schemes at the award ceremony which took place on 13. January at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, the Netherdlands.
Among the winners of this annual award, established in 2007, is for the first time a Slovene festival - MetalDays. Its organizers have for many years offered to their visitors biodegradable tent pegs and last year replaced plastic with biodegradable packaging. MetalDays was among the first festivals to have introduced a so-called waste deposit in order to motivate festival-goers to clean up after themselves. They have also been actively addressing the problem of waste water in order to reduce the use of plastic chemical toilets and have replaced almost 50% of food of animal origin with vegan dishes as well as provided free drinking water for festival-goers.
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.
The Golden Mask Award goes to Carmina Slovenica
Carmina Slovenica's music theatre production When the mountain changes its clothing isthe winner in the category »The Best Foreign Production Presented in Russia in 2015«.