Master Orkesterkamp Week
18 - 25 July 2018

"I want to become an excellent musician and continue studying music. I mean that seriously, despite my whole family being against that. They want me to be “normal”, not an artist. But my sense of pitch is really good, and my instrument is how I express my creativity. Music is how I will express what I can’t with words. Master OrkesterkamP Week will really help me with that, because not only are there incredible teachers, a collaborative pianist, concert venues and practice rooms but also beautiful nature which will help relax my brains every evening. I’ve already gathered my courage, now I just have to research the program to become a true OK master!" (Jure, age 17)

Note: prices include tax. Every participant must arrange meals and accommodation on their own. 

Rok Zgonc

Instrument: violin
Date: 20 - 25 July 2018
Entry fee (payable after submitting the entry form):  80 €
Course fee (payable at the start of the course):  200 €

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Rok Zgonc is violinist of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory. He graduated at Academy of Music Ljubljana, and obtained his master degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USA). During his studies he was awarded with student Prešeren Award, at the national music competition TEMSIG he won two first awards in the highest categories. As soloist he regularly performs with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, and RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. As violinist and professor he collaborates with amateur youth orchestra NOVA filharmonija (Nova Gorica), and in the summer he teaches at Orkesterkamp Bovec. He is a member of piano trio K3O, with which in last year he recorded for Radio Slovenia.

Dušan Kranjc

Instrument: trombone
Date: 18 - 23 July 2018
Entry fee (payable after submitting the entry form):  80 €
Course fee (payable at the start of the course):  200 €

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Graduated at the Academy of Music Ljubljana. For several years he was principle tromboist of the Slovene Philharmonics and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. He studied with Branimir Slokar in Trossingen (Germany). He teaches at the Academy of Music Ljubljana, and in Austria. He is a solo tromboist of the Camerata Academica Salzburg, Musica antiqua Salzburg, the OENM and the Lungau Big Band.

Dušan Sodja

Instrument: clarinet
Date: 20 - 25 July 2018
Entry fee (payable after submitting the entry form):  80 €
Course fee (payable at the start of the course):  200 €

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With Student Prešeren Award awarded clarinettist, graduated at the Academy of Music Ljubljana, and fiished his specialization of chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. As soloist he performs with orchestras such as Slovene Philharmonic, Darmstadt National Opera and Bohdan Warchal Slovac Chamber Orchestra.

Gal Faganel

Instrument: violoncello
Date: 20 - 25 July 2018
Entry fee (payable after submitting the entry form):  80 €
Course fee (payable at the start of the course):  200 €

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Gal Faganel is an award-winning cello performer, an acclaimed teacher and recording artist, and a conductor. He is currently an associate professor and string area head at the University of Northern Colorado, where he greatly enjoys teaching cello, coaching chamber music, and occasionally conducting. With a doctorate from the University of Southern California, he was previously the principal cellist of the Phoenix Symphony. He has recorded for Astrum, Naxos, Potenza Music, Pucihar Music, and many radio stations. His performances have been praised in the press for “exceptionally sensitive interpretation,” his “powerful and beautiful tone,” and “brilliant virtuosity and youthful vigour.”

Josef Steinböck

Instrument: tuba
Date: 19 - 22 July 2018
Entry fee (payable after submitting the entry form):  80 €
Course fee (payable at the start of the course):  200 €

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Josef Steinböck studied bass tuba as well as music education and instrumental education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and jazz music at the Vienna Conservatory. He has been tuba-player at Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg since 1991 and professor for brass chamber music and tuba at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich since 2002. Brass chamber music and contemporary music has always been of particular interest to Josef Steinböck, he played and performed with numerous well known international ensembles, such as Art of Brass Vienna, Munich Opera Brass, and Klangforum Wien, OENM Salzburg. He is a jury member at many national and international music competitions as well as being in great demand both as a lecturer and a tutor. He is the initiator and artistic director of Bläserurlaub – a very successful summer music course since 20 years in Bad Goisern, Austria.

Peter Ugrin

Instrument: viola
Date: 20 - 25 July 2018
Entry fee (payable after submitting the entry form):  80 €
Course fee (payable at the start of the course):  200 €

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Peter Ugrin completed viola at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. During his studies at the academy he won several awards as a member of the string quartet - including the Student Prešeren Award and first prize at the national competition of chamber groups. He continued his studies in Klagenfurt, at the Carinthian State Conservatory in Jazz Violin direction, parallel he always continued studies with classical viola. After Conservatory he continued his studies at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York where he graduated in the direction of jazz violin. Peter has recorded viola, violin and voice on several CDs, among which are most important albums recorded with his own group Artbeaters where Peter works as a group leader, violinist and composer. In Slovenia, he works as a professor of viola at Conservatory for music and ballet in Ljubljana. His students receive various awards at national and other competitions. He performs in various chamber ensembles of classical and contemporary music (Guud quartet, string quartet, quintet). In 2014 and 2016 Peter gave premier performance in Slovenia and Russia of music works by Russian composer Sergey Lunev. In the field of jazz improvisation, Peter works as a professor for Jazz violin at Ljubljana Music Academy. His main expression is band Artbeaters where he works as a leader, composer and string player. With Artbeaters Peter won first prize at the 6th International Jazz Competition in Bucharest. In 2013, at the festival and workshop Jazzinty Peter won all three awards: for best group (Artbeaters), best performance and best own composition. As a conductor Peter leads Big Band Gverillaz whit whom he regularly performs on national and foreign festivals.

Matej Grahek

Instrument: flute
Date: 20 - 25 July 2018
Entry fee (payable after submitting the entry form):  80 €
Course fee (payable at the start of the course):  200 €

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He is a solo flautist of Slovenian Philharmonic, he is a professor at Conservatory for Music Ljubljana and professor at Academy of Music Ljubljana. He graduated and post-graduated at Academy of Music Ljubljana (prof. Fedja Rupel), he made his specialization at Salzburg Mozarteum (prof. Irena Grafenauer). With Wind Quintet ArtVento he was placed among 8 best groups at the international competition ARD in München. With Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra he performed under baton of Carlos Kleiber, Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner. He performs with Big Band RTV Slovenia. His records are on 10 CD’s, five of them are solo projects.