We are excited to announce our artists in residence
July 1st - 6th, 2020 Choral Stream

Ambrož Čopi

Ambrož Čopi (1973) studied composition and piano at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. His compositions have been awarded at numerous composer competitions and were recorded on CDs He was awarded the Young Musician Award (1995) for outstanding achievements during his study, while in 1997 he was bestowed the Preseren Prize of the University of Ljubljana and the award of the Municipality of Bovec. In 2009 he was awarded the Golden Medal of the University of Primorska for the achievements with the APZ UP choir and in 2014 he was given two important awards by the Municipality of Koper. Also in 2014 he was awarded the Gallus Medal, the highest national award in the field of music. In 2016 for outstanding achievements over the past two years he received a prestigious Slovenian award Preseren Fund Prize. With great success he conducted the Nova Gorica Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir Obala Koper and the Academic Choir of the University of Primorska. Through the years, the choirs brought him 15 golden plaques from national competitions and 21 first places and several golden plaques from competitions abroad. He was also voted best conductor at numerous competitions. Ambroz Copi is regularly invited to act as a member of the jury at various choral events and competitions, and he is often involved in choral music seminars at home and abroad as a lecturer.

Chamber Choir KGBL (Slovenia)

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The KGBL Chamber Choir was established in 2014 following a decision to rearrange the former choir at Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet into two separate groups. The Chamber Choir, consisting of about forty singers, gives its members the opportunity to improve their vocal technique, sing challenging and demanding choral repertoire, and perform to high standards. The choir regularly collaborates with vocal educators Edita Garčević Koželj and Tatjana Vasle, and has been assisted by conductors Petra Jerič, Tine Bec and Evgen Bibianko. The choir embraces a wide range of musical styles and genres, from the Renaissance to contemporary music. Over the past few years, the choir has commissioned new compositions from several prominent composers such as Lojze Lebič, Tadeja Vulc, Damijan Močnik, Črt Sojar-Voglar, Peter Šavli, Andrej Makor, Tine Bec and Matej Kastelic, performing their music at concerts both in Slovenia and further afield. Recent successes have included first prize at the 2019 Cork International Choral Festival, the Grand Prix in Moscow in 2016; first place at the National Choral Competition “Naša pesem” (“Our Song”) in Maribor, Slovenia, in 2016; and first place in the polyphonic category at the 2017 International Choral Competition in Tolosa, Spain. International engagements have included performances in Stockholm, Basel, Taipei and Beijing.