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.
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, where she was nominated, along with two other musicians, for the music:LX Export Prize 2018 in the category classical and contemporary music.
The Luxembourg Music export office, Music:LX, is a non-profit organization and network, created in 2009 with the aim to develop the music of Luxembourg of all genres around the world as well as to promote professional exchange between Luxembourg and other territories. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Sacem Luxembourg. This year's event was marked by a press conference featuring many excellent musicians from Luxembourg and abroad and by the young musical talent from Slovenia. The press conference took place in the presence of the nominees and the new Minister of Culture Ms Sam Tanson.
An award ceremony took place on 18 December, at which Zala's recent performance of Copin's Piano concerto no. 2 (Larghetto) was presented. In 2016 she completed her studies at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo (Belgium), under the mentorship of Maria João Pires, who praised her musicality. She continues her studies in Luxembourg, where her first album Début was recorded and released by the German label Ars Produktion. The CD features Zala's interpretation of Brahms's Ballades Op. 10, Chopin's Impromptus and Liszt's Ballade No. 2, as well as a modern work by the Luxembourg-Bulgarian composer Albena Petrovic-Vratchanska. Music critics have defined her playing as fluent, with a pleasant and fine touch, which expresses the poetry of the works beautifully, but never becomes sentimental. The last work, Crystal Dream by Albena Petrovich, is, as she herself says, very close to the pianist. "Albena wrote it for me in 2013 in order to introduce me to a more modern style."
Music Slovenia at Womex 2019!
Meet the Slovenian delegation, represented by Cankarjev dom, Druga godba, Okarina Bled, SIGIC – Slovenian Music Information Centre and Imago Sloveniae at the stand no. 1.38.
Slovenian moMENTs @ Waves Vienna 2019
The Slovenian reception at Waves Vienna has become a traditional guarantee of an unforgettable introduction to Friday's gigs. You will have the chance to hear some magnificent Slovenian artists with an excellent Bevog beer in your hand, and grab some gourmet snacks afterwards. The selected musicians this year are zalagasper, Noair and Neomi. You are kindly invited to spend some quality time with us!
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.