Presentation

EMARS is the idea of creating and connecting musicians who, through music, enrich their knowledge with their work and different experiences in the beautiful surroundings of Terme Dobrna.

EMARS' platform includes a summer school for young musicians, the EMARS Festival, and the EMARS Orchestra Tour, which offers concerts to amateur and youth orchestras, choirs, etc. in a direct and innovative way with its exclusive offer to amateur and youth orchestras, choirs, etc. in interesting concert venues across Slovenia and in cooperation with foreign partners around the world.

Music is a universal language that opens wide those doors sometimes closed by reason and breaks down the walls around a world where the challenges of everyday life are greater than ever.

All that remains is to greet the young musicians, their teachers, conductors, soloists and dear visitors, hoping that the EMARS project will give you some more sparks for a better tomorrow.

JERNEJ MARINŠEK

is the headmaster and flute teacher at the Nazarje Music School. In 1998 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of Prof. Matej Zupan. He has participated in various chamber and orchestral ensembles, was a member of the AG Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra, and the Pan Flute Quartet, with which he gave concerts all over Slovenia as part of the Musical Youth of Slovenia. While still a student, he worked with both the Opera and Symphony Orchestras of the Maribor National Theatre.

Among other things, he is an external examiner at matriculation examinations and a member of the TEMSIG competition evaluation committees. Since 1997, he has been passing on his musical knowledge to numerous pupils and students at various music schools across Slovenia with joy and love for the flute. Currently he teaches at the Artistic Gymnasium in Velenje and at the Nazarje Music School. In addition to teaching and directing, she also regularly takes care of her own education by attending various seminars and summer schools, where she is always happy to guide and direct her pupils and especially her students. All this is reflected in the success of his pupils, as they are the winners of numerous prizes, awards and plaques every year, both here at home and at international competitions abroad.

Programme Manager

MATJAŽ EMERŠIČ

 is a professor of clarinet at the "Fran Korun Koželjski" Art High School and Music School in Velenje. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies of clarinet at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana under Prof. Alojz Zupan. During his studies he participated in various important musical projects and competitions. He has won numerous prizes and gained valuable experience in solo and chamber music. In the 1993/94 season he was a member of the "Gustav Mahler" Youth Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado. He appeared as a soloist with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Copland's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. From 2004 to 2016 he was conductor and artistic director of the Velenje Coal Mine Wind Orchestra. He is a member and co-founder of the Slovenian Clarinet Orchestra and the Slovenian Clarinet Sextet, which performs successfully on national and international stages. He has recorded four CDs.

Artistic Director