Marko Kete, baritone
Domen Križaj, baritone
2nd Concert of the International Music Cycle
Due to the health problems, the performance of soprano Maja Ceglar is rescheduled to 26 jan 2017. Baritone Domen Križaj will perform with Marko Kete at the concert 27 oct.
Baritone Marko Kete, born in 1984, began his training with the soprano Jerica Rudolf and continued it with the bass-baritone Marcos Fink. Since 2014 he has been studying with the baritone Matjaž Robavs. He was for many years a member of the Ipavska Chamber Choir and has also worked with the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir and various vocal ensembles. As a soloist, he has performed at numerous recitals, Christmas and New Year concerts and other public events. He has also collaborated with a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles on recordings of sacred music. At this year’s TEMSIG national young musicians’ competition he won the first prize in the highest category. At the end of 2015 he completed a doctorate in Environmental Science at the University of Nova Gorica’s Graduate School.
Baritone Domen Križaj was born in Kranj in 1989. He currently studies singing at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Matjaž Robavs. He also holds a degree in medicine from the University of Ljubljana. He has won prizes at numerous domestic and international competitions: TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) 2008, first prize; TEMSIG 2010, third prize; Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition, Deutschlandsberg (Austria), first prize; Petar Konjović International Music Competition, Belgrade (Serbia), first prize; TEMSIG 2013, first prize; Amici della Musica International Competition, Udine (Italy), Euroregione Prize. In 2015 he was a finalist at the prestigious International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition and, the same year, won a third prize at the Zinka Milanov International Competition for Young Opera Singers in Rijeka (Croatia) and a second prize and the audience prize at the International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition in Vienna (Austria). In 2016 he won a first prize at TEMSIG 2016 and a first prize at the Maribor International Singing Competition. In 2013 he won the Student Prešeren Prize of the Ljubljana Academy of Music. In 2015 he received a scholarship from the Ljubljana Richard Wagner Society. In 2013 he sang at the Salzburg Festival as part of the Young Singers Project (YSP), appearing in Verdi’s Don Carlo (as one of the six Flemish envoys) and Braunfels’s Jeanne d’Arc (as the English captain). In 2014 he sang the main role (Janez) in the first original Slovene musical, Cvetje v jeseni (Blossom in Autumn). In 2016 he sang the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Zomeropera festival in Belgium, appeared as Albert in Massenet’s Werther in Rijeka, Croatia, and gave a lieder recital at the international Allegretto Žilina festival in Žilina, Slovakia. He has worked with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Orchestra of the SNG Opera & Ballet Ljubljana and the Orchestra of the Ljubljana Academy of Music, among others, and with conductors such as A. Pappano, M. Honeck, T. Guschlbauer, M. Letonja, I. Švara, D. Močnik and S. Dvoršak. He has attended seminars with renowned singing teachers and artists including H. Lazarska, T. Hampson, H. Deutsch, M. Robavs and K. Hanser.
Pianist Andreja Kosmač graduated with distinction from the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak. Since graduating she has studied with Siavush Gadjiev, with Martyn van den Hoek at the Vienna Conservatory, and in masterclasses with Jacob Lateiner, Leonid Brumberg, Sándor Falvai, Vardo Rumessen and Oleg Maisenberg. While still a student she gave several solo and chamber concerts in Slovenia, Austria, Italy and the United Kingdom. She has taken part in numerous competitions and won a series of first prizes: the Mozart Piano Competition in Ljubljana (1991), TEMSIG (1992, 1995), the Konzerteum International Piano Competition in Greece (1995). In 1996 she received the Student Prešeren Prize of the Academy of Music. She has recorded for RTV Slovenia and Italian national broadcaster RAI and released a CD of works by Carl Reinecke with flautist Matej Zupan. As a soloist she has performed with the orchestra of the Secondary School of Music and Ballet, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, while in 2004 she represented Slovenia in a performance with Moscow’s Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. At present her main focus is on chamber music and she appears at recitals and concerts with established artists from both Slovenia and abroad, particularly singers and flautists (M. Robavs, P. Brodnik, B. Kozelj, M. Močnik Pirc, K. Konvalinka, M. Trček, M. Kobal, J. Vidic, K. Stražanac, M. Zupan, K. Šantl Zupan, T. Peterson, J. Balint, A. Oliva, J. Beaudiment, S. Vella, M. Larrieu, P. L. Graf, among others). She has also played with the Slovenian Chamber Choir conducted by Martina Batič. As an accompanist, she is a frequent collaborator at masterclasses given by leading artists. She teaches at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet and also works as an artistic associate at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Herr Gott Abrahams (arija Elije iz oratorija Elija)
M. Ravel: Don Quichotte a Dulcinee
(1. Chanson romanesque, 2. Chanson epique, 3. Chanson a boire)
F. Schubert: Der Musensohn
C. Guastavino: Prestame tu panuelito
A. Lajovic: Poljub
A. Lajovic: Iskal sem svojih mladih dnij…
L. M. Škerjanc: Jesenska pesem
B. Ipavec: Ven v mrak in vihar
W. A. Mozart: Fin ch’han dal vino, arija Don Giovannija iz opere “Don Giovanni”
W. A. Mozart: Hai gia vinta… Vedro mentr’io, recitativ in arija Grofa iz opere “Figarova svatba”
A. Lortzing: Wie freundlich strahlt… Heiterkeit und Fröhlichkeit, recitativ in arija Eberbachta iz opere “Čarostrelec”
G. Verdi: Per me guinto, arija Rodriga iz opere “Don Carlo”
G. Puccini: Questo amor vergogna mia, arija Franka iz opere “Edgar”
C. Gounod: Avant de quitter ces lieux, arija Valentina iz opere “Faust”
U. Giordano: Nemico della patria, arija Gerarda iz opere “Andrea Chenier”
G. Rossini: Largo al factotum, arija Figara iz opere “Seviljski brivec”