Young Slovenian composer Anže Rozman goes to Hollywood
Young composer received an invitation from one of the most well known film score composers, Hans Zimmer.
Rozman's musical career led from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana to the Valencia campus of Berklee College in Spain, where he gained a lot of knowledge and acquaintances.
How he landed a job with Zimmer, in his own words:
“In May 2014, Berklee organized a recording with the 54-piece orchestra in the famous Air Studios in London, where Hans Zimmer also recorded music for many of his films. I spotted Mr. Zimmer on the very first day of our arrival, and on the second day I ran into him in the canteen. We chatted for a while and I mentioned that I’m working on music analysis of the Gladiator film for my master’s thesis. A couple of months later I posted my recording on an online forum Hans Zimmer regularly visits, too (https://vi-control.net/portal/.), without knowing that he will actually listen to it.
A few days later he called me on the phone and told me that he genuinely liked what I had recorded and that he had plans for me in the future. Over the next four years he followed the work I posted on Facebook. Last May I contacted him via Facebook messenger and he gave me his phone number. I called him and asked if there was any chance to come and work for him and got offered composer position. I will be one of the twelve composers in the team. This will certainly be an exceptional experience. I am moving to Los Angeles for a two-year period.”
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.
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.
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.