EMARSConducting

is aimed at actual and future conductors of wind, string, symphony and accordion ensembles, as well as individuals who wish to gain an insight into the conducting profession. The lectures are based on an individual approach and provide conducting students with the necessary knowledge in both practical (led by Prof. Simon Percic) and music-theoretical areas (led by Prof. Jaka Pucihar).



PRIJAVNICA

SIMON
PERČIČ

─ is a Slovenian conductor. At the beginning of his career he was mainly involved in musical activities concerning young people, although today he is primarily active as a conductor of professional orchestras. His research and interest is in particular directed to the repertoire and the period of Viennese modernism. He conducts a variety of ensembles, whether symphony orchestras, modern music or wind ensembles. Collaborations and invitations that have led him to numerous international performances in prestigious concert halls around the world, such as: Konserthuset-Stockholm, Harpa-Reykjavik, Müpa-Budapest, Musikverein-Vienna and Berlin-Philharmonie. Among others, Perčič was also the artistic director of the Komen Wind Orchestra, Vevče Wind Orchestra, Civica Orchestra di Fiati “G. Verdi” and Trieste Wind Band Project. Moreover he is a co-founder of three internationally renowned projects: the Orkesterkamp – Summer Music School and Festival, Svirel – International Competition & Festival and Filharmonija NOVA Symphony Orchestra. 

After completing trombone studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, he additionally achieved a Master’s degree in choral and orchestral conducting in Sweden (Luleå Tekniska Universitet). He also studied conducting at the Italian academy Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (J. Panula). As an instrumentalist, he has been active as a chamber and orchestral musician – the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

Last but not least, Perčič often participates as a mentor in conductor training courses. In recent years he has successfully directed the NOVA Conducting Academy in Nova Gorica, as well as numerous courses with international participation organised by the Universities of Music in Vilnius and Szeged and the music associations of Seville, Brescia and Vicenza. In addition to his concert activity, he is also deeply engaged in his music-theoretical doctoral program at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. 

As a conductor he has collaborated with the following orchestras: National Music Festival Symphony Orchestra (United States), Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra (Slovenia), Opera i filharmonia Białystok, Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic (Poland), Zugló Philharmonic Budapest, Szeged Music Academy Wind Orchestra (Hungary), Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Sevilla (Spain), Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra, Kaunas wind Orchestra, Vilnius Music Academy Orchestra (Lithuania), Civica Orchestra di Fiati di Milano (Italy), The University of Oulu Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Norrbotten NEO, Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO)-Orchestral Academy (Sweden).

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After completing his trombone studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, he additionally achieved a Master's degree in choral and orchestral conducting in Sweden (Luleå Tekniska Universitet). He also studied conducting at the Italian academy Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (J. Panula). As an instrumentalist, he has been active as a chamber and orchestral musician - the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, subsequently, he has had a long teaching practice, where he has given young musicians what he has learnt, while at the same time introducing them to the art of music and its international movements. In addition to his concert activity, including his US debut at the National Music Festival in June 2022, he is also intensively working on his doctoral thesis at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Last but not least, Perčič is often involved as a mentor in training courses for future conductors. He has successfully conducted the NOVA Conducting Academy in Nova Gorica, as well as numerous courses with international participation organised by music associations (Seville, Brescia, Vicenza) and universities of music (Vilnius, Szeged). As a conductor he has collaborated with the following orchestras: Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra (Slovenia), Opera i filharmonia Białystok, Witold Lutoslawski Chamber Philharmonic (Poland), Zugló Philharmonic Budapest, Szeged Music Academy Wind Orchestra (Hungary), Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Sevilla (Spain), Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra, Kaunas wind Orchestra, Vilnius Music Academy Orchestra (Lithuania), Civica Orchestra di Fiati di Milano, Trieste conservatory Wind Orchestra Project (Italy), The University of Oulu Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Norrbotten NEO, Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO)-Orchestral Academy (Sweden), etc.

JAKA
PUCIHAR

─ completed his Master’s degree (Composition & Music Theory, 2002) at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. His compositions and arrangements have been performed and/or recorded by numerous renowned ensembles and orchestras worldwide. As a jazz pianist he has performed as a member of various chamber ensembles throughout Slovenia, as well as in Canada, Germany, France, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia and India. In 1998 he received the Students’ Prešeren Prize of the Music Academy for a symphonic work Concert for percussion and orchestra. From 1999 he lectures in Jazz harmony, Jazz arranging, Improvisation and Jazz piano at the Ljubljana Academy of Music (full professor). Together with his wife Ilonka Pucihar he is coauthor of a series of books titled My Friend the Piano (in Slovene, Croatian and English).

Participants meet with their mentors for six sessions during the year. The last session culminates in conducting the Slovenian Military Band or a String Ensemble composed of professional musicians. Each lesson lasts 100 minutes (50 minutes with each of the mentors) and is designed to provide the necessary support through conducting technique, analysis of the musical text, transcribing and arranging, video analysis, suggestions for interpretations and discussions about the repertoire, as well as various practical tips. The lessons are open (by arrangement, the registered student can listen to the lessons of the other students) and are planned individually in advance for each student. On the one hand, the lessons are geared towards the final examination, but on the other hand, individual needs are also taken into account, i.e. the programme the student is currently working on with his orchestra. If the student has no conducting experience or does not yet have his or her own orchestra, the course programme will be adapted accordingly. There is the possibility of passive participation.

EMARSConducting

The number of spaces is limited to 10 candidates.

The lessons will take place in the Horjul – Slovenska cesta 12, 1354 Horjul.

PRICE AND TERMS OF PAYMENT 2022/23

The price of the whole programme for / EMARSConducting / is 550 €.

Passive listener / EMARSConducting / entire course / 160 €.

Send your application form till, December 16. 2022!

The cost of the educational programme is to be paid when you receive the invoice, not later than Friday 13. January 2023.

In case of your cancellation the deposit cannot be returned.

Filling in the application form I agree that the photos taken during the EMARSConducting can be used for the purposes of EMARS Cultural and Artistic Society) and its archive, website and its FB site.

SCHEDULE

The lesons will take place on:

21.st January 2023 / 1st term

18th Februar 2023 / 2nd term

18th March 2023 / 3rd term

15th April 2023 / 4th term

20th Maj 2023 /  Rehearsal with the orchestra

Individually organised evalvation / 6th term

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