Sonc Festival is an international chamber music festival in Slovenia, founded in 2016 by violinist Tanja Sonc.

“I founded the festival with a great desire to create chamber music at a high level in my home environment.”

“I want to show the beauty of Slovenia to musicians from abroad, to present our culture and cuisine, and to introduce classical music to the local audience. I have learned a lot during my studies at home and abroad, so I want to share this knowledge and bring something valuable back to my society. I believe that I can bring a lot of positive energy, motivation for young people and enliven summer evenings with the Sonc Festival concerts. Music connects people and we need it more than ever nowadays, because it is a universal language all over the world, understood by everyone.”

Tanja Sonc, Founder and Artistic Director

Tanja is a prize-winner of numerous national and international competitions. Among others, she is the winner of the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria), in 2015 she won the 3rd prize at the “Kiwanis Wettbewerb Zürich” and in 2016 she was the winner of the “New Stars Competition”. After studying in Ljubljana and Salzburg, she completed her second Master’s degree in Zurich at the ZHdK in 2017 with honours. As a soloist, she has collaborated with many renowned orchestras (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, RTV Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, HRTV Orchestra, etc.). In the 2017/2018 season, she became a member of the “Zürcher Kammerorchester”.

In 2017, Boštjan Lipovšek, a professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and Zagreb and solo hornist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, joined the festival as artistic director and performer.

“It would be hard to describe in words the feelings and, above all, the impatience that overwhelm me just before our musical reunion in Radeče.

Just as I, then a curious child or young man, was part of this place at the confluence of the Sopot and the Sava rivers, so this place has always remained part of me. And hence all the excitement and enthusiasm in preparation for I don’t know which one in a row (the numbers don’t matter…) Sonc Festival….A festival that gives, gives back, unites and connects…

It is an immense pleasure for me to be able to (co)design the programme and some other organisational details, but above all I look forward to meeting my musical colleagues again and again, first of all Tanja, but also all the people you will see written in the concert sheets and really, up close and live, so close that you could almost touch them (quite unusual for the time we live in…) and hear them from the concert stage.  To meet all those who will be sitting on the other side of the stage is of special value.

It is beautiful to feel how music connects everyone to unprecedented dimensions. It is nice to be gratefully aware of all (or at least part of all) that has been received from one’s home environment, and it is even nicer to return it, or at least part of it, to that environment…. And it is even more beautiful to feel that this return is so warmly and beautifully received by one’s own neighbours, friends, acquaintances and all those who allow art and music to be a major part of a few consecutive days in our Radeče.”

Boštjan Lipovšek, artistic director

Boštjan Lipovšek comes from a musical family that has produced several horn players over the years. His first mentors were his father and brother, and he continued his musical education at the Ljubljana Academy of Music under Prof. Jože Falout. In whose class he graduated and completed his postgraduate studies. He studied with Radovan Vlatković at the Salzburg Mozarteum. During his studies in Ljubljana, he received the student “Prešeren Prize” for his performance of Strauss’s 1st Concerto for Horn and Orchestra with the RTV Symphony Orchestra. Immediately afterwards he took up the position of solo horn in the orchestra.

In 1999 he began teaching as an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he now supervises the younger generations of students as a full professor. In 2005, at the invitation of the Zagreb Academy of Music, he began to lecture as an assistant professor at that institution of higher education. Boštjan was awarded the Prešeren Fund Prize in 2008.


Tanja Sonc has received numerous awards at national and international competitions. Among other things, she won the Brahms Competition in Austria in 2011. In 2015, she received the 3rd prize at the Kiwanis competition in Zurich.

Tanja Sonc studied with Primož Novšak in Ljubljana, as well as with Igor Ozim and Wonji Kim Ozim at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and with Nora Chastain at the University of the Arts in Zurich.

Since the 2017/2018 season, Tanja has been a member of the chamber orchestra in Zurich. As a soloist, she has performed with well-known orchestras and given concerts in Brussels (BOZAR), Prague, Graz, Trieste, Zagreb, Sofia, Ljubljana, Le Touquet, and Zurich with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. In 2016, she founded the Sonc Festival, a chamber music festival in Slovenia.

Anuschka Cidlinsky

German violist Anuschka Cidlinsky studied with Thomas Riebl (Mozarteum Salzburg), Jean Sulem (Conservatory Paris) and Nobuko Imai (Conservatory Amsterdam).

As a member of the Javus Quartet, she has been awarded numerous prizes and studied with members of the Hagen Quartet and Günter Pichler at the renowned Reina Sofia University in Madrid.

Highlights of their 2023/24 season include concerts at Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Stiftung Mozarteum, Mozartwoche Salzburg, and radio broadcasts on Austrian radio ORF. Musicians who have particularly influenced her playing include Eberhardt Feltz, Lukas Hagen, Tabea Zimmermann, and Hariolf Schlichtig.

Anuschka is a passionate chamber musician and has performed with artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Valentin Erben, Vadim Gluzman, Pablo Barragan, and Boris Garlitsky. She is a scholarship holder of the chamber music academy “Villa Musica” in Rheinland-Pfalz. Anuschka regularly participates in masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove and performs at prestigious festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Rheingau Festival, and the “Mit Musik Miteinander” series of the Kronberg Academy.

Anuschka plays on a modern instrument by Bernd Hiller.

Anja Gaberc

Anja Gaberc began her musical journey at the music school in Koper, in the class of Svetlana Joksić.

She continued her harp studies at the Artistic Gymnasium in Ljubljana, under the guidance of professor Rudi Ravnik Kosi.

After graduating, she went to Prague and later to Brussels, where she completed her master’s degree in harp with the famous Czech harpist Jana Boušková. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, both at home and abroad, at competitions and festivals. She performs extensively in various chamber ensembles and regularly collaborates with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana Orchestra, and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to performing, she is dedicated to teaching young musicians and has been a regular professor at the Artistic Gymnasium in Koper and the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana since 2008.

Cristina Monticoli graduated with honors from the conservatory in Udine under M°P. Pellarin and M°Luca Vignali. She also attended masterclasses with teachers such as A. Mayer, N. Daniel, S. Rava, S. Azzolini, and with woodwind quintets like “Quintetto Bibiena” and “Slowind”.

In 2004, she received the absolute 1st prize at the national wind band competition “Città di Grosseto” (the prize was awarded to the Kalamos wind quintet).

Since 2002, Cristina has started collaborating with some of the most important Italian orchestras, including Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Virtuosi Italiani and the “La Verdi” Symphony Orchestra of Milan.

In 2012, she obtained the position of principal oboe in the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), which she held until 2020. Since 2017, she has also been a oboe teacher at the Musikhogskolan in Malmö (University of Lund, Sweden).

Cristina is a regular guest of prestigious orchestras such as the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, LaFil Filarmonica di Milano under the direction of D. Gatti, R. Muti, R. Trevino, M. Soustrot, V. Sinaisky, P. Steinberg, S. M. Rouvali, B. Campanella, J. Valčuha, O. M. Wellber, and others.

She has been invited several times as a soloist, and in particular, in 2015, at the opening of the new concert hall in Malmö, “Malmölive”, she performed the world premiere of the composition “Magic Allusions”, Concertino for oboe and orchestra, dedicated to her by Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer.

In 2022, she won the audition for the position of solo oboe in the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded for Decca, Naxos, Brilliant, Italian broadcasting company RAI, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian radio, and RTV SLO.

Miha Firšt

Miha Firšt (1992) is a double bass player who studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, and the Music Academy in Zagreb.

He is a member of the chamber ensemble Salzmusique, regularly performs in a duo with pianist Iztok Kocen, and participates in opera productions of the Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre and concert productions of the House of Culture Celje. He performs as part of festivals and series such as the Ljubljana Festival, Srebrni abonma, Druga godba, the Chamber Music Festival in Mantua, and the Celovec Summer Festival.

From 2016 to 2019, he was the solo double bass player of the Philharmonie Salzburg Symphony Orchestra, and since 2018, he has been the solo double bass player of the Camerata Sinfonica Austria Orchestra. He also collaborates with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Ljubljana Soloists, and the orchestra of the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.

In 2018, he performed the monodrama “The Double Bass” by Patrick Süskind as a theatre performer and is currently performing in his own monodrama “Comedy about Art”. He teaches at music schools in Ljubljana and Škofja Loka. Since 2019, he has been the director of the House of Culture Celje.

Nuška Drašček

Mezzo-soprano Nuška Drašček graduated with honours from the Master’s degree in singing at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana under Prof. Matjaž Robavs (2016). In 2017, she was awarded the Recognition of Artistic Works at the University of Ljubljana.

She is a prize-winner of national and international competitions. In 2012, she sang the role of Laura in P.I. Tchaikovsky’s opera Jolanta on a concert tour with Ana Netrebko, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian Chamber Choir. Her repertoire includes concert works and performances of Mahler’s Songs of the Earth, Mahler’s Symphony No.2, F. Martin’s Golgotha, L. Lebič’s November Songs, L. Lebič’s Burnt Grass, G. B. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, G. Puccini’s Gianni Schichi (the role of La Ciesca). In June 2017, she gave a solo outdoor concert with the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Ljubljana Festival. She started the 2017/2018 season with an original project “Spanish Stories” – together with marimbist Vid Ušeničnik they prepared a half-scene performance or concert in a series of connected Spanish zarzuelas. In autumn 2019, together with pianist Nejc Lavrenčič, she gave a concert with the programme “Lamentations”, which included works by R. Schubert, R. Schumann and G. Mahler (Kindertotenlieder).

Her operatic repertoire includes numerous roles. Bizet’s La Belle et la Bête (the title role of “La Belle”) and Rossini’s Cenerentola (the title role of “Angelina”, with which, in addition to the premiere in Ljubljana, she also opened the 2018/2019 season at the Koblenz Theatre in Germany). In December 2018, she became a soloist at the Ljubljana Opera House; in March 2019, she sang one of the main roles in the new Slovenian opera Koda L (Milko Lazar), and she closed the season as “Isabella” in Rossini’s opera An Italian in Algiers, produced by Zomeropere Alden Biesen in Belgium. In January 2020 she sang the title role of “Ivan” in P.I. Tchaikovsky’s opera The Maid of Orleans to rave reviews, and in March she toured Prague as “Angelina” in Rossini’s Cenerentola. In the last two seasons she sang the roles of “Iocaste” (Oedipus Rex, I. Stravinsky), “Romeo” (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, V. Bellini) and “Siébel” (Faust, Ch. Gounod) at the Ljubljana Opera House.

Nuška has also participated in several musical productions, including the stage productions of the musicals My Songs, My Dreams (2008), Do nazga (2010) and most recently in two roles in the musical Vesna (2017). She has performed various programmes at numerous concerts around Slovenia, most recently “Dedicated to Piaf” (chansons by the famous singer), “A Walk in the West End” (musical) and “Travelling around Slovenia” (Slovenian folk songs). In March 2018 (Gregorjevo), her second studio album dedicated to Edith Piaf, “Re-Belle”, was released; the selected compositions, which have been brought to life in new arrangements, are linked by the poetry of Jacques Prevert, interpreted by Boris Cavazza. The album was released by ZKP RTV Slovenia.

Boštjan Lipovšek comes from a musical family, where he had several horn players as mentors, including his father and brother. He continued his musical education at the Ljubljana Music Academy with Prof. Jože Falout, where he also completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. He furthered his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Radovan Vlatković. While studying in Ljubljana, he received the “Prešeren Award” for the performance of Strauss’s 1st Horn Concerto with the RTV Symphony Orchestra.

Lipovšek has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and conductors, including the Brussels National Opera Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He also regularly collaborates with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Camerata Salzburg.

In 1999, Lipovšek began teaching as an assistant professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where he now serves as a full professor. In 2005, he was invited to teach as a docent at the Zagreb Academy of Music. Lipovšek was awarded the Prešeren Fund Award in 2008.

Since 2017, Boštjan Lipovšek has been the artistic director of the international chamber music festival, Sonc Festival.

Lenart Istenič

Lenart Istenič began his musical career at the Radeče Music School, under the tutelage of Boštjan Župevec and František Lipovský. He continued his studies at the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana under Prof. Boštjan Lipovšek and at the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig under Prof. Thomas Hauschild.

He has furthered his knowledge at numerous summer schools with internationally renowned professors such as E.Penzel, R.Vlatković, A.Fridrich, C.Lampert, F.Ree Wekre and others. During his schooling he won several prizes at republican competitions.

He has been a member of various chamber ensembles and has collaborated with numerous orchestras both at home and abroad. He is currently employed as a hornist in the Zagreb Philharmonic.

Senja Rummukainen

Senja Rummukainen is a Finnish cellist who received the 6th prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in 2019. A few years before that, in 2014, she won the 1st prize at the national competition in Turku and was a finalist in the international competition for the Guilhermina Suggia Award in Portugal.

As a soloist, Rummukainen has played with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tapiola Sinfonietta, and conductors such as Sakari Oramo, Nicholas Collon, Klaus Mäkelä, among others.

As a chamber musician, Rummukainen is one of the most popular on the Finnish scene. For several years, she has been a regular guest at the most important Finnish festivals, and from 2017 to 2021, she was also one of the artistic directors of the Kamarikesä festival in Helsinki.

In the 2022/2023 season, Senja will make her debut as a soloist with the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in Lodz, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, and Thüringen Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also returned to the Tapiola Sinfonietta with Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Among the highlights of her chamber music activities is a concert with Janine Jansen and friends at the Cologne Philharmonic. From 2017 to 2021, she served as the principal cellist of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Senja Rummukainen is currently studying for a Konzertexamen at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Professor Jens Peter Maintz. Her other teachers have included Taru Aarnio, Marko Ylönen, Truls Mørk, and Young-Chang Cho. Her instrument is a 1698 Giovanni Grancino cello, generously loaned to her by the OP Art Foundation.

Milena Lipovšek graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in 1998, and in 2004 she completed her postgraduate specialist studies with the performance of Francaix’s Flute Concerto with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

Since 1999, she has been the principal flutist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

She has attended master classes with many renowned professors and has won several first prizes in national competitions.

She has performed with various orchestras at home and abroad, such as the National Opera Lyon, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, State Philharmonic Orchestra OSESP Sao Paolo, and Australian Chamber Orchestra.

As a soloist, she has performed with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions and has recorded several solo and chamber works for the archives of Radio Slovenia. Her first CD, featuring works by Russian composers for flute and piano, was released in 2006.

She has premiered several works by domestic and foreign composers as a soloist or in chamber ensembles.

As a soloist or in chamber groups, she has performed at various festivals in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Belgium, England, Brazil, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, the United States, and Australia.

She conducts master classes in Slovenia, Brazil, Montenegro, Serbia, and Germany.

She teaches at the Conservatory of Music in Ljubljana and at the music high school in Celje. Her students achieve great success in national and international competitions.

In addition to her musical and pedagogical engagements, she also studied psychotherapy and completed her doctoral studies to become an integrative psychotherapist, earning a Doctor of Science degree in family and marital therapy.

Ognjen Popović was born in Pančevo, where he completed primary and secondary music school. He continued his studies in Stuttgart, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, in the class of Professor Ulf Rodenhäuser. Ognjen was a prize winner at the Felix Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin (1998) and the Youth Music Competition in Belgrade (1997).

As a soloist, he has performed with the Munich Philharmonic, the European Chamber Orchestra, the Radio Orchestra of Valencia, and the Belgrade Philharmonic. As a solo clarinetist, he has collaborated with the State Opera Orchestra in Stuttgart, the Symphony Orchestra of Passau, and the Festival Orchestra of Maribor. Popović is the solo clarinetist of the Belgrade Philharmonic and the founder of the Balkan Chamber Academy ensemble. Since 2010, he has been a professor at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade. In addition, he teaches at masterclasses in Germany, Spain, Montenegro, and Serbia.

Ognjen Popović is the artistic director of the Classic Fest chamber music festival in Pančevo.

Urška Zupan

Urška Zupan (1997) began her musical career with Prof. Jože Kregar at the KGBL music school. She continued her studies at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, in the class of Prof. Dušan Sodja, and at the Bežigrad Grammar School. In 2020, she completed her Bachelor studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with honours in the class of Prof. Wenzel Fuchs, solo clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and her postgraduate studies at the Academy of Music in Basel with Prof. Francois Benda. She is currently an Academician of the Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2022 she has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and regularly works with many other symphony and chamber orchestras, such as the Slovenian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Mantova Chamber Orchestra, Academia Ars Musicae, Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Leonore Orchestra.

Shee has also studied at masterclasses with local and international clarinettists such as Mate Bekavac, Jože Kotar and Aljaž Beguš, Charles Neidich, Paolo Beltramini, Bence Szepesi, Massimiliano Miani, Pascal Moraguez, Calogero Palermo, Davide Lattuada, Andreas Schablas, Rupert Fankhauser, Helmut Hoedl, Wolfgang Kornberger, Hubert Salmhofer.

Nenad Janković graduated and obtained his master’s degree at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade in the class of Professor Mirko Isaeski. He is the founder of the woodwind trio and later the woodwind quintet of the Belgrade Philharmonic and co-founder of the chamber ensemble “Balkan Chamber Academy”.

In 1995, he worked as a solo bassoonist in the orchestra of young Mediterranea and is currently a solo bassoonist of the Belgrade Philharmonic, and as a visiting soloist, he also collaborates with the chamber opera orchestra “Medlanijanum” and the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist, he regularly performs with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Military Symphony Orchestra, the Belgrade String Orchestra “Dušan Skovran”, the String Orchestra “Sv.Djordje” and the chamber ensemble “Yes” – (Youth European Strings).

He has won several first prizes at former federal competitions, and also received first prize at the international competition in Stresa (Italy). In 1995, the city of Belgrade awarded him the “October” recognition for his achievements in the field of music.

He has perfected his skills in master classes with Knut Sonstevold in Sweden, Milan Turković in Austria, and Maurice Paes in Israel.

Since 2018, he has been teaching at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.

Nenad plays a handmade bassoon model “Milan”, made with a lot of love by Mr. Živan Šarčević.

Trieste pianist Lorenzo Cossi completed his studies at the local conservatory and further perfected his skills at, among other places, the International Piano Academy “Lago di Como” and “Accademia Chiagana” in Siena. His repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music, with a special emphasis on jazz and other styles. Winner of several internationally renowned competitions, he was named one of the five finalists at the Honens competition in Calgary (Canada), where he successfully performed Brahms’ first piano concerto in D minor with the Calgary Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Minczuk. The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote about his performance: “Cossi’s technique and control of sound are stunning. He played with a rich, orchestral tone, yet never forgot about the subtleties.”

He frequently performs in chamber ensembles with Christian Poltéra, Johannes Moser, Esther Hope, Walter Auer, Geoff Nuttall, and Sebastjan Bertoncelj.

Lorenzo currently works as a piano professor at the Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt.

Simon Klavžar

Simon Klavžar is a percussion professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He primarily focuses on contemporary music and collaborates with ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Schallfeld Ensemble, Kammerorchester München, Dresdner Philharmonie, and others. Since 2006, he has formed the percussion duo Drumartica with percussionist Jože Bogolin, which has performed in the United States, Japan, and throughout Europe in venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Hermitage Theater (St. Petersburg), Berlin Philharmonic, Auditorio de Tenerife, Künstlerhaus München, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), and Luxembourg Philharmonic Hall. The duo has won first prizes at the IPCL Luxembourg competition and the Salieri-Zinetti chamber music competition in Verona. Simon Klavžar has also released a CD titled Saxala with saxophonist Oskar Laznik featuring new Slovenian works.

Klavžar has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals such as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Wolfsburg Movimentos, and the Piano Duo Festival in Berlin. He has collaborated with Stefan Hussong, Shalamov Piano Duo, members of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Bruce Hamilton, Peter Sadlo, and Annika Treutler, among others. In 2015, he performed as a soloist with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra at the World Music Days, and in 2022, he premiered the double concerto for percussion and saxophone Eppur si Muove IV by composer Matej Bonin with the same orchestra. He was a member of the World Percussion Group on a tour of Northern Europe in 2017 and has guest lectured at the Furman, Western Washington, Gdansk, and Salerno music academies and universities. In the upcoming season, he has solo performances with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Forum of New Music Ljubljana ensemble.

Simon Klavžar performs under the patronage of Adams and Innovative Percussion companies.

Marko Vatovec

He was born in Koper, where he became enthusiastic about choir singing and conducting while singing in the high school choir under the direction of Mirko Slosar. Later, he studied with professors Lojze Lebič at the Pedagogical Academy in Ljubljana, Janez Bole, Dr. Mirko Cuderman, and Anton Nanut at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.

As an assistant conductor and guest conductor, he collaborated with the Slovenian Chamber Choir and the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir and worked with various European choirs. He has been a guest lecturer at various European and American universities. Since 1995, he has been employed at the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana, where he teaches choral conducting. In addition, he regularly participates in the juries of various domestic and international competitions.


Matinee “The Cricket and the Ant”

Thursday, 29.6.2023 at 10.30

Culture Centre Radeče

Concert I. Ethno

Friday, 30.6.2023 at 19.30

St. Peter’s Church, Radeče

L.Berio: Folk songs

1. Black is the colour

2. I wonder as I wander

3. Losin Yelav

4. Rossignolet du bois

5. A la femminisca

6. La donna ideale

7. Ballo

8. Motettu de tristura

9. Malorous qu’o uno fenno

10. Lo fiolaire

11. Azerbaijan love song

Soloist: Nuška Drašček

Sonc Festival Chamber Ensemble (viola, cello, harp, flute, clarinet, percussion)


B.Martinu: Nonet H.374

1. Poco allegro

2. Andante

3. Allegretto

Sonc Festival Chamber Ensemble (violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon)


U.Krek: Canticum Resianum 

Soloist: Nuška Drašček

Sonc Festival Chamber Ensemble (arrangement for ensemble: Klara Mlakar)

Concert II. French Elegance

Saturday, 1.7.2023 at 19.30

St. Peter’s Church, Radeče

M.Dring: Trio for flute, oboe and piano

1. Allegro con brio

2. Andante semplice 

3. Allegro gracioso


G. Faure: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor Op. 15 Allegro moderato

1. Scherzo: Allegro vivo

2. Adagio

3. Allegro molto


F. Poulenc: Sextet for piano and wind instruments

1. Allegro vivace

2. Divertisement: Andantino 

3. Finale: Prestissimo

Concert III. Serenade

Sunday, 2.7.2023 at 19.30

St. Peter’s Church, Radeče

J.Brahms: Vier Gesänge op. 17 for female choir, two horns and harp

1. Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang (Polni zven harfe)

2. Lied von Shakespeare (Shakespearova pesem)

3. Der Gärtner (Vrtnar)

4. Gesang aus Fingal (Fingalova pesem)

Girls’ Choir of the Academy of Music

R.Strauss: Morgen (Jutri) (arr. for mezzo-soprano, violin and harp) 4′ 


J.Brahms: Serenade in D Major Op.11 (Nonet version)

1. Allegro molto

2. Scherzo

3. Adagio non troppo

4. Menuet Scherzo Rondo

Sonc Festival Chamber Ensemble (violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon)


Občina Radeče
Zavarovalnica Triglav
Ministrstvo za kulturo
Kmetijska zadruga Laško
Avto Slak
Ribiška družina Radeče
Prevzgojni dom Radeče
Mitja Resnik Photography


KUD Sonc

Kulturno umetniško društvo Sonc

Cesta za gradom 4a

1433 Radeče

Donations can be made to:

IBAN: SI56 6100 0001 6378 894

REFERENCE: SI 00 05032017


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