Tartini junior - Mojca Lavrenčič
Wednesday 23. 8. 2017 19:00
G. Frescobaldi, J-Ph. Rameau, D. Scarlatti, G. F. Händel, J. C. Fischer
Mojca Lavrenčič is a promising young artist in the final year of her master’s programme studies in orchestral conducting at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana, in the classes of maestros Marko Letonja and Simon Dvoršak. She is a recipient of the Prešeren Award for concert activities, gold prize winner and laureate at this year’s international piano competition in Niš, Serbia, and silver prize winner as a harpsichord player at this year’s Svirel competition.
Her repertoire spans a wide range of musical styles. She devotes most of her free time to activities associated with the opera and regularly works as a rehearsal coach and assistant conductor with the Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre and the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana. She debuted as an opera conductor with Grigory Frid’s monodrama The Diary of Anne Frank.
She conducts concerts of the symphonic and brass orchestra at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, cooperates on the academy's opera productions and conducts various ad-hoc chamber groups. Her qualities have not gone unnoticed outside her academic activities, as she works increasingly often with professional orchestras: the Slovenian Army Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, The RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and the MAV Symphony Orchestra from Budapest.
Mojca was first introduced to the harpsichord as a senior year student at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, under the mentorship of Tomaž Sevšek. She started delving into it more seriously at the Academy of Music, where she chose it as a facultative subject for three consecutive years, studying with the assistant professor Martina Okoliš, and in 2017/2018 enrolled to the second level of regular studies with associate professor Egon Mihajović.
The artist, who started on her musical path studying the violin and piano in the town of Ajdovščina, spends her weekends in her hometown of Vipava, where she leads one of the best tamburitza bands in Slovenia – Tamburjaši.