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Music from the Islands - Joze Kotar & Luca Ferrini


Music from the Islands - Joze Kotar & Luca Ferrini

Music from the Islands - Joze Kotar (Slovenia) & Luca Ferrini (Italy)

Magda Community Artz Inc is delighted to welcome 2 of Europe's finest classical and contemporary musicians: Joze Kotar and Luca Ferrini for their only concert in Queensland, showcasing their CD: Music from the Islands.

Clarinetist Jože Kotar and pianist Luca Ferrini have been playing together for more than ten years. Their repertoire ranges from the Classical period to the contemporaries but they prefer to perform modern and contemporary music, written in "traditional" style, jazz and live electronics
Jože Kotar became principal clarinettist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in 2007 after serving in that role at the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra for 12 years. He is also a tenured professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. As a soloist, chamber musician and member of various chamber ensembles, Kotar performs in Slovenia and abroad (Europe, USA, South America...), leads seminars for the clarinet and chamber music (Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, Belgium, Ireland, Israel, Brazil), and participates in the jury of international competitions. Kotar is a member, co-founder and artistic director of the Slovenian Clarinet Orchestra and a member of the Ariart Wind Quintet and the MD7 Contemporary Music Ensemble. Since 2007 he is a conductor and artistic director at the Trbovlje Workers Band.

Luca Ferrini, from Trieste, Italy, studied piano, harpsichord, organ and organ composition and graduated with distinction from the music conservatories in Trieste and Udine. Over the last twenty years he has been playing concerts on all three instruments in Europe, Asia and Central America. He works with renowned musicians and conductors as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestras. Member of numerous ensembles of ancient and contemporary music. His repertoire is formidably large and ranges from the Renaissance to contemporaries. He has performed more than hundreds of world premieres. In addition to his 20 CDs, he has made numerous radio recordings with a variety of European broadcasting companies. He currently works in Slovenia as professor of piano and harpsichord at the Koper Art Gymnasium and as piano accompanist at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.

Their project, "Music From the Islands" is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers' Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker.


Program: " M u s i c .. f r o m .. t h e .. I s l a n d s "
* Dominique Le Gendre (Trinidad): " Songs and dances from the Islands / Suite n.2 " - Biguine; You know One Joseph Keeba; Time for Man Go Home.

* Andrian Pertout (Melb): "Sonus Dulcis" no. 375G.

* Simon Reade (Tasmania): "Songs": In Edinburgh; Elegos 1; To the colour brown; Lullaby for Callum.

* C.S.L. Parker (Ireland): "The Ice Melt".

* Ceclia Franke: (Gotland): "Heliolites".

* John Ritchie (N.Z.): "Sonata": Allegro, Alla Chorale, Allegro Giocoso


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