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The Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra

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The Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra consists of fourteen string musicians, members of the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra. As a society it has stimulated musical creativity, the production of new compositions, score editions, as well as promotional CDs from its onset. The orchestra, which performs without a conductor, has recorded a number of live concerts, audio and video recordings, as well as several compact discs. Its repertoire includes all period styles. It dedicates special attention to younger Slovene composers.

Kaja Draksler

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Kaja Draksler (1987) is a pianist and composer. After her studies in the Netherlands (BA in jazz piano and MA in classical composition), she decided to stay in Amsterdam, where she is an active member of the improvisation scene, performing extensively all over Europe. Besides her frequent solo concerts, over the past years she has been working internationally with several bands: Feecho, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik, Hearth and Draksler-Santos Silva duo, Kaja Draksler Octet, etc. She is one of the founding members of the interdisciplinary group I/O and part of the internationally acclaimed Doek collective.

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

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The RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra was established in 1955 and in its sixty years of creative activities has made an important mark on musical life in Slovenia. In terms of the scope and diversity of the musical works performed, the orchestra occupies the first place amongst all Slovenian music ensembles. Since its foundation, the orchestra’s primary activity has been making studio and concert recordings for the national music archive, which is available to radio and television programmes.

Zlatko Kaučič

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Illustrious musician Zlatko Kaučič has asserted himself across jazz and improvised music landscapes as one of Slovenia’s most prominent and agile percussionists. He performs with some of the world’s foremost names in music, is mentor to different musicians and leads Kombo, a line-up of young artists who attended his workshops.

Igor Matković

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Born into a musical family, Igor Matković (1983) received his earliest musical education from his father, a trumpet teacher. As a musician in his own right, Matković has won three successive Slovenian classical trumpet competitions. He attended classical as well as jazz classes at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory, where he is currently a professor of jazz trumpet. He studied at the University of Graz, Austria. Besides working with jazz ensembles as trumpet player or composer, he has also formed music partnerships with artists engaged in different genres, including pop and rock musicians; as a sideman, he has contributed to over 30 albums.

Marko Churnchetz

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Marko Črnčec alias Marko Churnchetz (1986) graduated in classical piano from the Maribor Music and Ballet Conservatory, Churnchetz majored in classical and jazz piano in 2009 from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. It was only a year later that his first two albums in his own right were released on the B.A.S.E. label. He is a prolific composer and recording artists.

Robert Jukič

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Double bass and bass guitar player Robert Jukič (1978) works in a variety of contexts: in addition to devoting his time to jazz, he has recently delved into rock and asserted himself as a singer-songwriter. He is a featured instrumentalist and/or arranger on over 50 albums. A professor at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory, Jukič has scored music for short films, as well as multimedia and dance productions.

Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ljubljana Ochestra

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The ensemble of the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ljubljana (SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana) performs an extensive repertoire of classical and modern operas, ballets and concert works. Each season it gives approximately 150 performances, both at home and abroad. Its opera and ballet ensembles and orchestra have enjoyed successful collaborations with Slovenian and international artists and producers.

Slovene National Theatre Maribor Orchestra

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Orchestra consists of musicians from the Slovene National Theatre Maribor. It is a regular opera orchestra but gives also symphonic concerts.

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.