Slovene pianist Kaja Draksler winner of the EPTA Frans Schreuder Prize 2013
Kaja Draksler won the EPTA Frans Schreuder Prize 2013 for her master thesis on free jazz musician Cecil Taylor.
Kaja Draksler has graduated from the Classical Composition Department of the Amsterdam Conservatory with a master's thesis entitled Cecil Taylor: Life as … Structure within free improvisation under the mentorship of Vijay Iyer and Michiel Schuijer.
To discover why Taylor’s free improvisations sounded so coherent, Draksler analyzed his recording of Life as…. The EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) jury was impressed by her thorough approach and in particular by the effort she made in transcribing a very complex piece of music completely by ear, making it possible for the classically educated reader to gain insight into the structure of the piece with the help of music notation. She was also praised for the innovative quality of her work through which she derived the concept of ‘hand-centered logic’. This study offers new insights into the development of musical structure from small, definable building blocks. Her thesis will give rise to a worthwile article in the Piano Bulletin.
Live stream highlights: 5 must-see performances from Kino Šiška
Back in May 2020, the central Slovenian institution of the contemporary music scene Kino Šiška announced the project ŠTREAM, a series of interactive live streams. In cooperation with ten music event organizers, the venue produced 14 interactive concert streams that took place on the main stage. More live streams followed in the second half of the year.
SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet Releases Album On The Legendary Classical Music Label Deutsche Grammophon
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Slovenian violinist Tanja Sonc performs on ARTE TV
The host of the ARTE concert series Europe@Home Daniel Hope recently invited the Slovenian violinist Tanja Sonc to perform in his Berlin apartment. She was accompanied by pianist Marie Sophie Hauzel.
Slovenian moMENTs @ ESNS 2021
ESNS goes totally digital in 2021 and this means the 3 Slovene acts will be presented through pre-recorded live videos. Join us and enjoy the recordings of AKA Neomi, Ana Kravanja & Samo Kutin and Etceteral.
HEMI Music Awards Competition is open!
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