Jani Leban, percussion
Eva Erjavec, recorder

11th Concert of the International Music Cycle

24. March 2017
Knight's Hall, Križanke

Jani Leban began his musical career at the age of eight at the band school of the Komen Wind Orchestra and at Sežana Music School with Matija Tavčar. He continued to study percussion at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the class of Jože Bogolin and is currently a full-time student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2008 he won a gold diploma at the regional TEMSIG competition and a silver plaque at the national competition. In 2009 he was awarded a gold diploma at the Svirél International Music Competition. A year later, at the same competition, he won a gold plaque, first prize and the opportunity to record for Radio Koper. In 2011 he won a gold diploma at the regional TEMSIG competition and a special prize for the best performance of a compulsory piece in his category. At that year’s national competition he received a gold plaque, first prize and a special prize for the best performance of a compulsory piece in his discipline. At the 2012 Svirél International Music Competition he won a first prize as a soloist and the opportunity to record for Radio Koper. In 2013 he achieved a first place at the same competition and received a silver plaque. In 2014 he took part in the 43rd edition of the national TEMSIG competition, receiving a gold plaque, a first prize and two special prizes. In the same year he gave a recital at Križanke in Ljubljana organised by musical youth organisation Glasbena Mladina Ljubljanska and attended an international orchestra camp in Neumarkt. In February 2015 he performed at the House of Culture in Celje and in June 2015 won a first prize at the International Competition for Young Instrumentalists in Povoletto (Italy). In 2016 he won a gold diploma and two special prizes at the Svirél International Music Competition, gave a recital at the Russian Centre (under the auspices of Glasbena Mladina Ljubljanska) and was awarded the Škerjanc Prize for outstanding musical achievement. He is a member of percussion group The Groover, the Komen Wind Orchestra and the NOVA Youth Philharmonia.  His concerts and competitions with the Komen Wind Orchestra have included performances in prestigious concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie and the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. He regularly attends seminars by renowned teachers such as: Nebojša Jovan Živković, Ney Rosauro, Ivana Bilić, Eric Sammut, Benjamin Toth, Rainer Romer, Peter Sadlo and others.

Eva Erjavec, born in Ljubljana in 1996, first encountered the recorder at the age of seven when she enrolled in the first year at Trbovlje Music School, where she was taught by Vilma Lučič and, later on, Barbara Černe and Anton Šemrov. After completing the lower music school programme she enrolled at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, where she studied recorder as her main instrument with Mateja Bajt for the next four years. In June 2015, having passed the music matura examination with distinction, she was admitted to the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where she continues to study with the same teacher. She regularly attends recorder seminars and masterclasses (Musica Locopolitana Festival of Early Music, Radovljica Festival, masterclass with Katharina Lugmayr at the Emona Festival, etc.) and has won several prizes at the national TEMSIG competition for young musicians: a silver plaque in 2010, a gold diploma and first prize in 2013 as a soloist, a gold plaque in 2015 as a member of the chamber ensemble La dolce fiamma, and a first prize and gold plaque in 2016.

Since he was a child, Alberto Busettini grows a deep interest in the Harpsichord and in Early Music. This passion became easily his profession and life: after graduating with highest marks and mention in Italy, he specialized in Harpsichord, Basso Continuo and Baroque Orchestra in The Netherlands and after at Chigiana Accademy with Christophe Rousset. With thousands concerts in all Europe, Alberto is an appreciated soloist and conductor, playing also with many early music groups like Contrarco Baroque Ensemble, Venice Baroque Orchestra and Opera Stravagante in Early Music Festivals like Grandezze e Meraviglie, Alte Musik Live Berlin, Festival Monteverdi, Musikfest Kreuth, Wunderkammer, Festival delle Ville Venete, with many important artists like Alfredo Bernardini, Sara Mingardo, Stefano Montanari, Silvia Frigato, Anna Fusek, Sergey Malov, Angelo Manzotti, Michael Radulescu, Filippo Maria Bressan, Gabriele Cassone. Alberto Busettini is appreciated as solist, performing often on original instruments like Walter harpsichord (1696) in Tolmezzo or in Paris on Collesse 1748 harpsichord. He is Visiting Professor for Harpsichord, Basso Continuo and Historically Informed Interpretation Praxis at the Early Music Department In the Faculty of Music in Ljubljana (Slovenia), and also the harpsichordist and “Maestro di Sala” for the Early and Baroque Music Projects in the Teatro La Fenice, Venice.



A. Gerassimez: Asventuras

T. Ichiyanagi: The Source

M. Kitazume: Side by Side

N. J. Živkovič: Ilijaš


Anonymous: Estampie Tre fontane

G. A. Pandolfi Mealli: Sonata sesta “La Vinciolina”, op. 4

G. A. Pandolfi Mealli: Sonata prima “La Bernabea”, op. 4

Anonymous: Paul’s Steeple from The Division Flute

G. Ph. Telemann: Methodical Sonata No 11 in g minor, TWV 41:d2

Mak Ishii: Black Intention

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