EMARS is an idea of creating and networking of musicians who, through their music, work and experience, can improve their knowledge in the pleasant environment of Terme Dobrna (Dobrna spa).

EMARS offers a summer school for young musicians, EMARS Festival and EMARS Orchestra Tour, which provides concerts of amateur, youth orchestra and choirs in different venues in Slovenia and the collaboration with foreign partners around the world in an innovative way.

Music is a universal language, which widely opens the door that is sometimes closed by reason and the walls around the world, where everyday challenges have become bigger than ever.

Hopefully EMARS project with our kind regards to young musicians, their professors, soloists and visitors ignites a spark for a better tomorrow.


is the director and professor of the flute at the Nazarje Music School. In the summer of 1998 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class lead by prof. Matej Zupan. He participated in various orchestral ensembles, and was a member of the symphony and brass band of the AG Ljubljana and flute Pan, with which he performed concerts throughout Slovenia organized by the Music Youth of Slovenia group. Even during his studies, he collaborated with the opera as well as the symphony orchestra of SNG Maribor.Among other things, he is an external examiner for the national end-of-year exams and a member of the TEMSIG competition commission. Since 1997, he has shared his musical knowledge with pleasure to many pupils and students at various music schools throughout Slovenia. He is currently teaching at Velenje’s Music Arts High school and at the Nazarje Music School. In addition to teaching and schooling, he regularly enhances his education by participating in various seminars and summer schools, where he always gladly guides and directs his pupils and especially students. All his capabilities are best reflected in the success of his pupils, as they are winners of numerous awards, recognitions and plaques at national and at international competitions.

Program manager


is a professor of clarinet at Velenje’s Music Arts High school. He graduated and postgraduate studies of clarinet at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana lead by prof. Alojz Zupan. During his studies, he participated in various important musical projects and competitions. In solo and chamber music he has gained valuable experiences to go along with an impressive number of awards. During the musical season 1993/94 he was a member of the Youth Orchestra “Gustav Mahler” under the guidance of Claudia Abbado. He has performed as a soloist with Slovenia’s RTV Symphony Orchestra with the Copland Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. From 2004 to 2016 he was a conductor and artistic director of the Velenje Coil Main Wind Orchestra. He is the co-founder of the Slovenian Orchestra of Clarinets and the Slovenian Clarinet Sextet, which successfully performs at home and abroad. Of the above he has also recorded four CD’s.

Art director