NOVA Philharmonic


Youth symphony orchestra NOVA Philharmonic was founded in 2010 by the NOVA Music Society's artistic director Simon Perčič at the Society's initiative. The international orchestra is made up of about 80 musicians coming from Goriška and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. These are students of Slovene and Italian conservatories and academies, gifted primary school students and amateurs. Carefully selected concert programmes extend past their genre and are intended for a wide range of audiences, while standard classic repertoire proves the artistic prowess of the orchestra. The orchestra is setting new trends in the field of young musicians' cultural creativeness.

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The orchestra builds its programmes as projects with constant objective to grow and progress both organisationally as well as artistically. New motivated, ambitious and dedicated musicians join after passing the audition. Every project is a story of its own and every year NOVA Philharmonic carries out at least two programmes, which are performed also when guest performing and on tours: New Year themed (Plugged In, New Year's Capriccio, New Year's Dance Symphony, New Vienna Classics, Latin-American Adventure) and Spring-Summer appropriate (Classico, Concert Capriccio, Toccata & Fugue, The Queen Symphony). Programmes also present works by prominent but in this area rarely performed composers. Carefully selected concert programmes extend past their genre and are intended for a wide range of audiences. Included in programmes is also a growing number of musical pieces from the recognised repertoire of classical music, which demonstrates the artistic ambitiousness of the orchestra.


NOVA Philharmonic built its reputation on numerous concerts in Slovenia and abroad (Italy, Croatia, Serbia). Several notable musicians performed with the orchestra: guitarists Bor Zuljan and Marko Čeplak – Maki, bandoneonist Maurizio Marchesich and accordionist Zoran Lupinc, tenor Thomas Heyer, violinist Zdravko Pleše. The orchestra also works together closely with modern composers and encourages dedicated new compositions.

NOVA Philharmonic is an unique orchestra, which has been loosening boundaries between professional and amateur music for several years now. Its work enthusiasm and artistic creed is setting new directives in the cultural field.

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Simon Perčič
Artistic director

Gorazd Božič
Producer and manager
tel.: +386 31 863 499