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Academic Choir Tone Tomšič of the University of Ljubljana

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The Academic choir Tone Tomšič of the university of Ljubljana includes student of all Faculties of the university who wish to perform in a high level choral ensemble. The choir continues the tradition of the Academic choir founded by the famous slovenian conductor France Marolt. Since 2015 the choir is led by Jerica Bukovec. From it's formation the choir is on the vanguard of contemporary slovene choral music, both with regards to the quality of performances and the selection of music. The choir performs concerts and other forms of choral performances in Slovenia and abroad, and is a regular of the most important concert stages in Europe. The choir has also recieved many itnernational awards and national recognitions. The most important are undoubtedly two victories at the European Grand Prix competitoion in 2002 and 2008. At the last national choral competition 'Naša pesem' in Maribor the choir recieved the gold plaque and special recognition for the best performance of contemporary slovene and international pieces.

Acamar Trio

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The Acamar Trio comprises two representatives of the younger generation – double bass player Matjaž Bajc and drummer Urban Kušar – and an experienced saxophonist and improviser, Cene Resnik.

Adi Smolar

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Adi Smolar gave his first concert in 1981. Today he is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters and musicians in Slovenia. He is the recipient of many awards, both from the professional public and his fan base.

Ajda Stina Turek

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Ajda Stina Turek is a Slovenian singer known for her interpretations of jazz and blues and her vocal improvisation. In 2018, she released her first EP, Sonder, a set of original compositions featuring 30 musicians from all over the world, followed by a sold-out tour in Slovenia. In 2017 she was the only singer at Berklee College of Music, where she graduated in 2018, receiving the "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Award." In September 2019 she was a winner of "The Most Promising Author and Performer" award at Popevka 2019, a renowned music festival with the longest tradition in Slovenia. In October she's representing representing Slovenia at Euroradio Jazz Orchestra, for a couple of concerts, performing music of Christoph Cech in Austria.

Aleš Hadalin

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One of Slovenia’s most original explorers of human voice and singing, Aleš Hadalin boasts an enviable discography and has given prominence to human voice and the exploration of various vocal techniques on all of his releases. He has been involved in music since his early youth when he took up playing the accordion, harmonica and recorder. Hadalin was the founding member of the Tantadruj band, and then devoted himself to jazz standards. In late 2003 Hadalin won First Prize at the Slovenian Chanson Festival. Projects developed in cooperation with the En Knap Group have introduced him to the world of theatre and then cinema and dance performances. He subsequently became involved in Slovenian folk music. He sings in the five-member vocal group PetzaPet, founded in September 2009. The group of polyphonic singers performs lesser-known Slovenian folk songs with a repertoire spanning the entire gamut of Slovenian ethnic folklore.

Alja Petric

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Alja Petric, a singer born in Slovenia, devoted her life to the study of musical arts, voice, sound frequencies and their influence on human beings after graduation from architecture (2012). Since 2014 she is a singer in Duo Ponte collaborating with mag. of classical guitar Damjan Stanišić. She is finishing her jazz vocal studies at the Carinthian Conservatory in Klagenfurt, working as a freelance musician and a vocal teacher at Music school B.A.S.E. in Ljubljana. Her musical research encompasses the interpretation of musical traditions of diverse cultures, compositions with poetry, jazz and contemporary experimental sound performances, which combine years of exploration of the ancient therapeutic instruments with vocal art. In the summer of 2017 she realized her solo performance Zven trenutka (Sound of a Moment). She is expanding the project under the name (OD)Zven trenutka with different guests musicians.

All Strings Detached

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The duo comprises vocalist and guitarist Jana Beltran and vocalist, bassist and drummer Vesna Godler. Their music is marked by dark poetics evocative of Nick Cave.

Alya

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Slovenian pop singer Alya was unanimously named singer of the year by the press in 2004. Her song ‘Sedam dana na moru’ (Seven days at sea) was nominated for the MAC (Music Award Ceremony) in the category of best song by a female singer in 2019.

Amael Piano Trio

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Founded in October 2000, the Amael Piano Trio has solidified its international reputation with widely-heralded festival appearances (Forfest in Kroměříž, Spectrum Festival in Munich, Mask Fest in San Marino, Grieg Festival in Bergen, Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome, Foyer européen in Luxembourg, Kolarac Podium of Chamber Music in Belgrade, etc.) and concerts at prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York and London’s The Forge Music and Arts Venue. Dedicated to promoting their country’s composers internationally, the trio’s repertoire regularly includes contemporary Slovenian works.

Amaya

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