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Matej Zupan is a professor at the Academy of Music at University of Ljubljana. From 1996 to 2008 he was principal flutist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. He graduated under Fedja Rupel at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana where he also finished his postgraduate studies. He is also a member of the ARIART Woodwind Quintet and of the Chamber Orchestra of Soloists (Society of Slovene Composers). He has performed throughout Europe as well as in both Americas and recorded for Slovenian RTV, Italian RAI and Austrian ORF. He has released five solo CDs and three with the ARIART Woodwind Quintet as well two with the MD7.


Jože Kotar became principal clarinetist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in 2007 after serving in that role at the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 10 years. He is also a tenured professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana where he finished his studies as a student of Alojz Zupan. He has won nine first prizes at different competitions, and has performed as a soloist and a member of chamber groups in Europe and the USA. He has recorded eleven CDs, including four solo discs, and is a member of the ARIART Woodwind Quintet, the Slovenian Clarinet Sextet and founding member of the Slovenian Clarinet Orchestra.


Maja Rome has been the Principal Viola of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic since 2007. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of Mile Kosi, then furthered her studies at the Musikhochschule in Detmold, Germany as a student of Diemut Poppen, as well as at various masterclasses. She has appeared many times as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Celje String Orchestra and the Festine Orchestra. She also frequently performs as a chamber musician. She has been professor of viola at the Ljubljana Music Academy since 2014.


Igor Mitrović was born in Beirut and graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of Miloš Mlejnik. He perfected his skills in masterclasses with Antonio Meneses, Walter Levin, Daniel Šafran, Janoš Starker and Boris Pergamenščikov. Currently he is co-principal cellist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and frequently appears as a soloist or member of other various orchestras and chamber groups. The Slovenian recording label Bizjak has released five CDs featuring him as part of the Slovenian Musical Heritage cycle.


Luca Ferrini studied piano, harpsichord, organ and organ composition at the Conservatoires in Trieste and Udine (Italy). Degrees with full marks. He has been performing for more than twenty years as a soloist and with chamber groups and orchestras on all three instruments across Europe and elsewhere. His performances have been recorded by several European national radio stations. He has appeared on twenty CDs. He is the official piano accompanist in international instrumental competitions and masterclasses (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Mexico, China) and holds seminars as guest lecturer for piano and harpsichord. He is also busy as a composer, with several choral and instrumental works to his name. He is a piano and harpsichord teacher at the Koper Capodistria Secondary School of the Arts.


Franci Krevh graduated from the percussion department of the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he studied with Boris Šurbek. He is a member of various ensembles with whom he performs both in Slovenia and abroad, including the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, The percussion ensemble SToP, the MD7 contemporary music ensemble and the KOS DSS Chamber Orchestra. He has worked with numerous top musicians and ensembles, including Berhard Wulf, Manfred Menke, John Beck, Igor Lešnik, the BBC Singers and others. He won the Betetto Award together with the Studio for Percussion, and also hosts a series of percussion concerts for children characterised by openness and a joy for making music.


Miha Šuler graduated from the Freiburg Univerity of Music in 2004, where he studied with renowned trombonist Branimir Slokar, completeing his studies two years later at the Bern College for Music and Theatre (Switzerland). He has won awards at numerous competitions and has already performed in cities across Europe and Asia. He is also a member of the Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort and Hopfkapele baroque ensembles, and often performs with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the orchestra of the Maltese Opera and the RSO Bern. Currently he is co-principal trombonist with the RTV Slovena Symphony Orchestra.


Steven Loy is a freelance conductor active in Ljubljana with the contemporary music ensembles neofonía and MD7. He has conducted a number of important premieres in Slovenia, including works by Grisey, Lachenmann, Nono, Ferneyhough, Reich and many others, and has guest conducted new music ensembles in Poland and Switzerland. He has also led the Slovenian Philharmonic, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and orchestras in Hungary and Romania. Since 2015 he has taught contemporary music performance practice at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.

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