Maribor Academic Choir


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Contact info
Akademski pevski zbor Maribor (APZ Maribor)
Tyrševa 23, SI-2000 Maribor
Phone386 (0) 2 251 5927
Fax386 (0) 2 251 5927
Marko Perger, President
Phone386 (0) 31 670 937
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Past Events
  • 7 July to 10 July 2016
    Maribor Academic Choir at the Béla Bartók 27th International Choir Competition and Folklore Festival at The Kölcsey Convention Centre in Debrecen, Hungary
  • 28 July 2015
    Concerts by Ingenium Ensemble, the Slovene Chamber Choir, and the Maribor Academic Choir, at the 19th Europa Cantat Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Budapest, at Franciscan Church, Kodály Centre, Pirogránit Court in Pécs, Hungary
  • 26 July 2015
    A concert by the Maribor Academic Choir at the 7th Grand Prix Seghizzi in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
  • 17 July to 20 July 2014
    The Maribor Academic Choir participates in the 10th International Choir Competition at Civic Centre of Elsenfeld in Miltenberg, Germany
  • 19 July 2013
    The Maribor Academic Choir participates in the 31st International Music Festival of Cantonigròs 2013 at L’Atlàntida in Vic, Spain

The Maribor Academic Choir unites students from Maribor and the wider Štajerska (Podravje) region. It has been operating since 1964 when the student cultural association (KUD Študent) with its male choir was established. The choir's first conductor was Stane Jurgec.

Maribor Academic Choir has toured to the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria. It has been led by several recognised conductors, including Simon Robinson from the UK, Jože Fürst and – since 2002 – Zsuzsa Budavari-Novak from Hungary.

Festival Maribor 2015 Women’s Choir APZ Maribor Photo Dejan Bulut.jpg


The choir mostly performs a cappella. Its repertoire includes works of great masters of choral music all the way from baroque until today's modern works. The choir also often performs Slovene folk songs.

International awards

As soon as the University of Maribor was established in 1975 the choir became mixed, and under the name Maribor Academic Choir went on to win some of the most prestigious prizes at home and abroad, including the gold medal at competitions in Cork, Ireland (1986); in Pardubice, Czech Republic (1995); at the Naša pesem Choir Competition (1997); at the International Bohuslav Martinů Festival and Choir Competition in Czech Republic (1999); and at the International Choir Competition in Jersey (2004).

More recently it received first prizes in the Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigròs (2006) in the women's choir category and in Slovakia Cantat (2009).

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