Vevče Paperworks Brass Orchestra


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Papirniški pihalni orkester Vevče
Vevška cesta 52, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 679 812
Gregor Koritnik, President
Aljoša Deferri, Conductor
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Originally launched in 1900 as a 12-piece orchestra by a Czech newspaper proprietor named Malahovski, Vevče Paperworks Brass Orchestra developed continuously throughout the first half of the 20th century. In the 1950s it began to play compositions by modern Slovene composers (for example Blaž Arnič and Emil Adamič) as well as showcasing international works. Acquiring its current name in 1963, the orchestra also began cooperating closely with the Music School in Moste in order to have access to young musicians. Today the orchestra has around 80 musicians.

The orchestra's most important achievements and prizes were accomplished in the 1980s and 1990s. Their biggest achievement was the 2nd prize on the world championship of amateur brass bands in the Netherlands in 1989 and 1993, and also the 1st prize in marching in 1993. Today the orchestra performs regularly at the Cankarjev dom Culture and Congress Centre, where it gives a traditional Christmas concert. The orchestra also performs outside of Slovenia and has toured to Italy, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In 2005 the orchestra received 3rd Prize at the international competition Flicorno d'Oro in Riva del Garda, Italy.

Quite a few chamber groups have developed from the orchestra. The most popular one, RitemDaBit, established in 2007, is led by Josip Mihelčič. The group is primary focused on choreographies for individual parade appearances and on cooperation with the original orchestra.

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