Opening of the Branimir Slokar Academy
Slokar Trombone Quartet
J. Fr. Michel: Fanfare for 40 Years (first performance)
W. A. Mozart (arr. Slokar kvartet): Overture to The Magic Flute
J. S. Bach (arr. H. Odagiri): Fugue in G minor
F. Sponga (arr. K. Sturzenegger): Aria Francese Seconda
A. Francisque: Treasure of Orpheus
G. Verdi (arr. M. Sauer): Overture to The Power of Destiny
J. G. Mortimer: Paris Suite: Latin Quarter – Bois de Boulogne – Moulin Rouge
J. Mortimer: The best of Nino Rota
The Branimir Slokar Academy is a result of the Connecting through Music project, developed by the Workshop Society team for the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012. It has been developing for several years in collaboration with various institutions from Great Britain, Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia, Austria and Slovenia as well as with an important support, offered by the artists Branimir Slokar, Klaus Arp, Reinhold Friedrich and Wolfram Christ, who were joined during the years by many other excellent musicians, top soloists and sought-after pedagogues. Within the last five years the Academy has established a respectable international centre of education that is annually visited by more than 350 musicians, from over 40 countries of the world.
The Academy was named after the world renowned musician, one of the greatest masters of the trombone, excellent soloist and dedicated pedagogue, Branimir Slokar. This naming is a tribute to the exceptional musician and his pedagogic work.
The Orchestra Academy offers its participants a possibility of an intensive work in the orchestra with the internationally recognised musicians as well as an excellent opportunity to develop their personal potential and gain some valuable experience.
The Academy Educational Programme is aimed at fulfilling of its two most important goals: education and excellence. Thus it sets high standard of orchestral playing in the performance of most demanding programmes with a number of conductors and internationally renowned soloists. The orchestra is led by two conductors, Živa Ploj Peršuh and Klaus Arp, whereas the master classes are held – besides Branimir Slokar himself – by superb musicians with enviable solo and orchestral careers, who are also excellent teachers at the reputable European musical educational institutions.