Junior Orkesterkamp Week
24 - 29 June 2018
Application deadline is 31 May, or until all positions get filled.
Aleš Grosek was born 1985 in Celje. He began learning the clarinet at the Rogaška Slatina Music School and continued at the Celje Music High School with Prof. Slavko Kovačič. He graduated in the clarinet and instrumental/vocal education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Stefan Schilling and Prof. Bertram Egger. He was a recipient of the scholarship to study clarinet abroad by the Republic of Slovenia Ministry of education, science and sport. Since September 2008 he works as a clarinet, recorder and chamber music teacher at Koper Music School and Koper Music High School, where he is also the head of division for clarinet and saxophone and head of the music school’s secondary location in Marezige. In September 2011 he took over the Koper Music School Wind Orchestra, which he conducted until June 2015. Since 2014 he is the music director and conductor of the Association of Primorska Music Schools Clarinet Orchestra, comprised of clarinet students and teachers from most Primorska region music schools. Aleš Grosek is the recipient of the Golden Gallus certificate by the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities for over 15 years of dedicated work with amateur musicians. He collaborated with more than 20 different orchestras as a clarinettist and a conductor. In December 2014 he became the music director and conductor of the Marezige Wind Orchestra. Under his leadership, the orchestra performed in over 120 concerts in Slovenia and abroad. For the last three years, he has been participating in the conducting course organized by Slovene Bands Association and the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities, mentored by Miro Saje and Dutch conductor Jan Cober.
Nataša Burger began learning flute at Zagorje Music School. After graduating from the music high school, she enrolled at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where she graduated under Prof. M. Zupan. She works as a flute teacher at the Zagorje Music School. Her students are very successful at national and international competitions, performing at numerous concerts in Zagorje and elsewhere, many of them continuing their music studies at the music high school. She regularly attends seminars by renowned flute soloists and professors. She was a member of several chamber music groups and orchestras. She has been the music director and the conductor of the first flute orchestra in Slovenia from the very beginning of orchestra’s activity. In 2006 she was awarded the Grum certificate for her dedicated work in culture by the Municipality of Zagorje.
Stefan Garkov was born in 1963 in Sofia, Bulgaria. After finishing elementary school, he was accepted at the music high school, after which he continued his study at the Academy of Music in Sofia. After graduation, he worked for 3 years in the Sofia Opera and Ballet orchestra. Since 1992 he lives in Slovenia, receiving the nationality in 2001. In 1997 he began studying conducting at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class by Prof. Anton Nanut. Even still a student he was already very active as a conductor, contributing to many premieres of new Slovene music pieces. He is the founder of AMADEUS chamber orchestra. Between the years 1992 and 2012 he was the conductor at the TALUM Kidričevo Wind Orchestra. He also conducted the Slovenian philharmonic orchestra, Maribor Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Radio Television Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and many other occasional ensembles and chamber orchestras. He actively collaborated with the composer Vito Žuraj and performed most of his works at concerts in Kazina hall in Maribor, Cankar Cultural Centre and the Parliament. He works as a trumpet teacher and orchestra conductor at the Nazarje Music School. His students are consistently achieving the best results at the national and international competitions. This Youth Wood Orchestra and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Nazarje Music School under his baton performed at the Congress of Music Schools in Stuttgart.
To be announced.
Oto Gvardjančič | assistant
Oto Gvardjančič began to learn music at the age of seven in Music school Vrhnika in the class of prof. Dominika Naveršnik. He has been playing classical piano for 8 years and after that, he got interested in jazz music. In the year 2015, he passed the entrance exam at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet Ljubljana, where he now studies jazz piano in the class of prof. Milan Stanisavljević. He plays different styles of music in different bands. In the year 2017, he achieved golden prize at the national competition of young Slovenian musicians (TEMSIG) and performed as a soloist with the Slovenian National Radio and Television Big Band.
She started playing the cello at the age of 8. She graduated from Music High School in Belgrade. During that time, she already received several awards at regional, national and international music competitions, as well as the recognition of her exceptional achievements in music by the city of Belgrade. She continued her studies in Munich in the class by Prof Jan Polašek, graduating in 2001. While studying she was a soloist of the Amati chamber orchestra. As a member of the Philharmonie der Nationen symphony orchestra, she toured in Germany, Spain, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, China and Japan. In 2006 she graduated at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class by Prof Miloš Mlejnik. For six years she regularly played in Radio Television Serbia Symphony Orchestra. She also played in Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Ljubljana Orchestra, and as a solo cellist in the Festine Chamber Orchestra. Since 2002 she regularly teaches the violoncello and string orchestra at the Music School Cerknica and Ilirska Bistrica. Since 2016 she works at the Music School Kranj. Her students are achieving high results at the regional, national and international competitions.
Gal Krajčič | assistant
Gal Krajčič was born in Ljubljana in 1998. At the age of 9, he started to play the percussion in Music school Grosuplje. After successfully passing the entrance exam he enrolled in the Conservatory for Music and Ballet Ljubljana in the class of prof. Simon Klavžar. He graduated from Conservatory and is now a student at the Academy of Music Ljubljana. He is mainly devoted to orchestral and chamber music. At 43rd national competition of young Slovenian musicians (TEMSIG), he achieved a silver plaque and 3rd prize. With “Slovenian percussion trio” he achieved a golden award. At Italy PAS competition in category Timpani, he won a 1st place and 3rd prize. At 46th TEMSIG he achieved a golden plaque and 3rd prize. He is regularly attending percussion courses and seminars of renowned Slovenian and foreign musicians, for example Jože Bogolin, Simon Klavžar Mitja Tavčar, Matija Tavčar (Slovenia), Peter Sadlo, Wolfram Winkel, Rainer Römer (Germany), Rumi Ogawa (Germany/Japan), John H. Beck, Matthew Coley (USA), Ney Rosauro (Brasil), Andrea Centazzo (Italy) and other. Later he also became interested in conducting, therefore he applied for a Conducting School of Slovenian Concert Band Society under the baton of Miro Saje (Slovenia), and then Jan Cober (the Netherlands). He also participated in some conducting courses by conductors Mitja Dragolič, Miro Saje (Slovenia), Jan Cober (the Netherlands), and Ivan Meylemans (Belgium). Since September 2015 he is a conductor of Music school Grosuplje Concert band under the supervision of maestro Mitja Dragolič.