Branimir Slokar Academy


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Akademija Branimir Slokar, Društvo ustvarjalcev sodobne slovenske kulture Delavnica
Slovenska cesta 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 599 51 504, 386 (0) 599 99 40 466
Founded byDelavnica Association
Tomo Peršuh, Director
Živa Ploj Peršuh, Conductor, Artistic director
Petra Ferlič, Executive producer
Nejc Avbelj, Violinist, MLS Orchestra Manager
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The Branimir Slokar Academy (BSA), a complex educational centre for classical music located in Ljubljana. It has developed from the project Connecting through music which was conceived and produced for the Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012 with several international partners. Since 2010 the BSA have hosted around 700 musicians from 47 countries.

The main programme strain of the Branimir Slokar Academy are master classes which are organised for 15 classical instruments (including violin concertmaster and piano accompaniment) and also conducting masterclasses. Young musicians and their tutors present the results of their work at numerous chamber and symphonic concerts, often in collaboration with the Ljubljana Festival.

Since 2012 the Ljubljana International Orchestra (LIO) presents a significant part of the Branimir Slokar Academy programme.


The Delavnica Association was established in 2003 in order to contribute to the development of classical music in Slovenia and to stimulate the relationship between the listener and the musician.

Delavnica ("Workshop") organised concert cycles Festine in Lendava, Maribor and Ljubljana, and Festinice (in Ljubljana), and maintained two chamber orchestras: Festine and Musidora Ladies' Chamber Orchestra. At the time it offered cycles of thematically rounded-up concerts, performed by local and foreign artists with the participation of their younger colleagues. The programmes included rarely performed works of Slovene and foreign music literature. Another feature of the Festine cycle was the exploration of other forms of art, such as poetry, prose, and theatre that reveal different aspects of music and are unobtrusively integrated in the onstage performance.

International projects

In 2010 the Delavnica Association founded also the Delavnica Institute of Art and Culture Maribor to carry out international educational projects in the field of classical music, the Maribor International Orchestra 2012. The project got support of the EU Culture programme.

Four master classes in 2010 were held by Branimir Slokar (trombone), Latica Honda-Rosenberg (violin), Wolfram Christ (viola), and Klaus Arp (conducting). At the summer academy musicians studied two large-scale symphonic programmes under the principal conductor Klaus Arp, conductor Živa Ploj Peršuh, and tutors – the soloists of the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra and RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. At the opening MIO2012 concert Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale was performed in the Union Hall and directed by Diego de Brea.

The orchestra also toured in Belgrade (Serbia), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Forli and Pesaro (Italy). An important feature of the project is the documentation and further dissemination of the orchestra's achievements, thus most of the concerts were recorded by Radio Slovenia, Festival Ljubljana Public Institute, or Radio-Television Serbia.

The MIO2012 project was run in collaboration with the international partners that assisted with the auditions for the Academy (in 2010 these were Interkultura in Macedonia and Balkan Youth Union in Serbia). Slovene partners were Ljubljana Musical Youth and the University of Ljubljana. In 2011 the project was lead by Glasbena matica Ljubljana.

International participants

Up to 2014 the Branimir Slokar Academy has hosted 698 participants from 47 countries (Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Montenegro, Danemark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Croatia, Itay, Israel, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Colombia, Canada, China, Latvia, Macedonia, Hungary, Mexico, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, Great Britain, United States of America).

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