Vito Žuraj's piece »Warm Up« wins second place at the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC)
The 59th International Rostrum of Composers took place in the building of the Swedish Radio in Stockholm and was concluded on Friday 25th May. The International Composers's Tribune is one of the most important forums for contemporary composers. Thus ROSTRUM features presentations and evaluations of recordings of contemporary music works. The Tribune has been active since 1954 at the initiative of the International Council and has this year brought immense success and recognition to Slovene contemporary music.
Delegates from radio houses of 24 countries accross the world have among 50 compositions in the general category placed Vito Žuraj's composition Warm Up second. The first place winner is Argentinian composer Pedro Ochoe with his work Tierra viva. Žuraj's composition for horn and percussion is dedicated to his former mentor - composer Wolfgang Rihm, and was created in collaboration with Berger, lead hornist of the Ensemble Modern Saar. In the recording from the Slovene Music Days Festival, the composition is performed by the author and two Slovene percussionists Franci Krevh and Matevž Bajde and conducted by Steven Loy. The classification of Žuraj's composition among the works recommended by the Rostrum Tribune can in the context of contemporary Slovene music be qualified as a historical success. A similar success was in the past decades achieved only by Primož Ramovš, Lojze Lebič, Uroš Rojko and Neville Hall, but never with such a high placement.
Vito Žuraj (photo: Tomo Brejc)
In addition to Žuraj's piece, Radio Slovenia also presented Obsession by Petra Strahovnik and Lux Aeterna by Tadeja Vulc, two works which were well received. In the category of young composers under 30 years of age, Bulgarian composer Peter Kerkelov was awarded the most points for his chamber piece An attempt at screaming.
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.