Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra
|Komorni godalni orkester Slovenske filharmonije|
|Mestni trg 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 426 1420|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 426 1420|
|Boris Šinigoj, President|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 738 739|
|Klemen Hvala, Programme Head|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 442 375|
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- 6 June 2015
Fire and Ice, a concert by guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski and saxophonist Vasko Atanasovski Trio) with the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra, at the Summer at Opatija's Open Air Thatre Festival at in ,
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- 20 April 2015
A concert by the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra also featuring violoncellist
programme at the Music Biennale Zagreb at in ,
Under the artistic leadership of violinistsince 2004, the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra plays mostly repertoire works of the baroque and classical periods as well as 19th- and 20th-century music, by composers such as J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, P. I. Tchaikovsky, B. Bartók, and B. Britten. The orchestra also presents newer works of Slovene contemporary composers such as , , and as well as covering much of the Slovene classical repertoire.
The orchestra, which plays without a conductor, has been recorded many times in live concerts and has released 10 CDs. One of the CDs is dedicated to Slovene Baroque music with compositions of Isaach Posch and. Other CDs include the works of A. Corelli, G. B. Pergolesi, D. Shostakovich, and E. Grieg, as well as 20th-century Slovene composers and .
International cooperation and concerts
The ensemble has appeared throughout Croatia, Austria, Serbia and Italy at events such as the Ljubljana Festival, the Danubia Festival, Slovene Music Days, World Days of Music, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Zadar Festival, Zagreb Summer Festival, Novi Sad Music Festival, and Zagreb Baroque Festival. The orchestra's performances have been well received by audiences and music critics alike.
The ensemble has cooperated with several leading Slovene soloists including mezzo-soprano, pianist and flautist , as well as many internationally renowned soloists including cellist Mischa Maisky, violinist Sarah Chang, pianist Polina Leschenko and horn player Stefan Dohr. In 2007 the ensemble participated with recognised accordion player Richard Galliano at the International Chamber Music Festival (Music September Festival) in Maribor.
In 2009 the ensemble played the role of residential orchestra and co-produced with the Maribor Festival. Under the artistic direction of violinist Richard Tognetti the orchestra performed 12 concerts at the festival and cooperated with renowned musicians including pianist Boris Berezovsky, horn player Marie Luise Neunecker, soprano , and bassoonist Jane Gower.
The Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra works closely with the National Gallery of Slovenia, which hosts a cycle of concerts and lectures each year, entitled "Harmony of the Spheres". The events combine lectures on fine arts with concerts of chamber music.