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Samo Šalamon

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Guitar player Samo Šalamon (1978), whose illustrious teachers include John Scofield, has built a distinguished international career. In 2008, Šalamon was selected as one of the world’s ten hottest new guitarists by the Guitar Player magazine. Three of his albums, Ela’s Dream (Splasc(h), 2005), Government Cheese (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2006) and Ornethology (Samo Records, 2003), were given the highest rating (four stars) by The Penguin Guide to Jazz, a reference work containing a directory of jazz recordings, while Ornethology have been included in The Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in the 1001 Best Albums.

Samo Vovk

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Samo Vovk is active as a musician, singer, arranger, producer, guitarist, and pianist. He started to practice singing more seriously during his student years, when he entered the world of a cappella music through the Perpetuum Jazzile choir. He also began to teach himself music arrangement and jazz harmony. He is currently the artistic leader and arranger for the Vokalni band Kreativo a cappella ensemble. As an arranger and composer, he previously also collaborated with other a cappella groups and choirs both at home and abroad. Since 2012, he plays guitar in a duo with his wife, violist Barbara Grahor Vovk.

Samuel Blues & Miha Erič

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Samuel Blues & Miha Erich’s stage presence echoes in the piercing rhythms of intertwining chords and slides, accumulating in tonal cries of the accomplished, raw, gentle and vigorous blues-rock harmonica. The musicians have asserted themselves as the most original and talented representatives of Slovenian blues rock. If the harmonica never goes quiet and the percussive foot-stomping, the sounds of a slide guitar and husky singing refuse to stop, you can be sure that it’s none other than the blues duo consisting of Samuel Blues and Miha Erich.

Samuel Lucas

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Samuel Lucas interprets music as though each song were his own, or vice-versa, as though he belonged to each song. In his more than 30-year-long music career, he gathered experience on countless Slovenian and European stages.

San Di Ego

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San Di Ego is a rock band formed at the start of 2013 and comprises four experienced musicians.

Sankofa Choir

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The choir Sankofa has been active since 2009. The choir unites singers of African descent with their Slovenian and international counterparts in the celebration of the African choral tradition. ‘Sankofa’” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana; it expresses the importance of reaching back to the knowledge gained in the past and connecting it with the present. The choir’s musical output thus features both traditional and modern musical languages

Sašo Avsenik Ensemble

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When Sašo Avsenik and his Ensemble embarked on their musical career in 2009 a new chapter was opened in the music of the Avsenik Brothers. After a hiatus of almost twenty years brothers Slavko and Vilko Avsenik again joined forces to write new compositions and arrange several old ones for the Sašo Avsenik Ensemble. Annually, the ensemble gives up to 170 performances at home and abroad. Challenging the traditional belief that the home of folk-pop is primarily the Alpine Region, the ensemble popularised the genre by appearing in Croatia, The Netherlands and Belgium, and ventured across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada. The ensemble’s résumé includes cruise ship gigs.

Sašo Vrabič

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Sašo Vrabič is a Slovenian painter, musician, and photographer. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Between 2001 and 2017 he actively participated in the Perpettum Jazzile choir and other vocal ensembles such as Bassless and Xplozion, mostly as a beatboxer (vocal percussionist).

Sebastian Bertoncelj

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Sebastian Bertoncelj, a promising cellist of the younger generation, has studied at music academies in Ljubljana, Stuttgart, Lucerne and Salzburg. He is also the recipient of the International Academy in Liechtenstein scholarship and has received a number of awards and recognitions. Currently, he performs with chamber ensembles, as soloist with orchestras and is also dedicated to teaching. He regularly performs with renowned international musicians and is a regular guest at festivals across Europe and the USA, as well as the initiator of innovative programming concepts in Slovenia.

Sebastjan Vrhovnik

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Sebastjan Vrhovnik graduated with distinction in music pedagogy from the Ljubljana Academy of Music; he received his master’s degree, also with distinction, from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Since 2014, he has been associate professor of choral conducting at the Ljubljana Academy of Music while simultaneously leading various workshops in choral conducting at home and abroad and participating in expert panels at Slovenian and international choral showcases and competitions. He is currently the conductor of the Ljubljana Academy of Music Chamber Choir, the Ljubljana Music Society Mixed Choir, and a permanent guest conductor of the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir. In concerts, his work with choirs demonstrates excellent understanding of the voice and a distinct musicality; his interpretations are subtle and distinguished by a particularly unified choral sound, while his chosen repertoire brings a breath of fresh air and new professional challenges to the Slovenian music scene.