─ Clarinettist and pedagogue Jože Kotar lives and works in Ljubljana, where for 12 years he served as principal clarinet of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently he holds the same position with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.
─ Matej Zupan is a Full Professor at the Academy of Music at University of Ljubljana. From 1996 to 2008 he was the principal flutist of the Slovenian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
─ Born in Beirut in 1968, Igor Mitrović started learning cello in Belgrade and studied in Ljubljana and Basel with Miloš Mlejnik, Antonio Meneses and Walter Levin ( LaSalle Quartett).
Through the course of the school year the students will meet with their professors in five lectures, each lasting 60 minutes, and will be joined by an accompanist in their final lecture. The lectures will be followed by a final assessment in the form of a festive concert in front the music board who will select the most promising individuals who will perform a solo piece with the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra during the EMARS Festival in the 2020/21 concert season.