Strings festival Kras

Application form
Summer school courses
The school is meant for students attending music schools, conservatories and music academies. The program can be chosen by the participant or her/his teachers. We will accept 10 candidates for each teacher;
in case of more requests we will consider the date of enrollment. The
lessons will take place from 13th to 19th July 2014 at the International
Chamber Music Academy Duino, located in the United World College of
the Adriatic ONLUS in Duino (Trieste, Italy).
Name and surname:
Place and date of birth
Accomodation reservation:
Desired course:
Chamber music - VASJA LEGIŠA
€250 for violin courses
€250 for viola courses
€250 for cello courses (included cello ensemble)
€250 for chamber music courses (the group)
It includes:
- four 45 min. individual lessons
- piano accompaniment, according to the student’s program (only for
participants to individual courses)
- participation to the final recitals
- chamber music, cello ensemble (only for cello seminars)
- attending extra lessons as auditor
- free entrance to all the concerts organized during the courses
- caretaking for underage students lodging at the College overnight
- accompaniment in the afternoon for those wishing to visit the nearby beach
- rooms for practice for students staying at the College
Auditors: €50 for all the courses, €10 daily fee.
The application form (see home page) should be sent within May 31th
2014 by email to [email protected], or to the Music School
Glasbena matica, via Montorsino 2, 34135 Trieste or fax (0039 040
44182). Once the application has been confirmed we will contact you
for terms of payment and exact timetable. The Summer School will
start on Sunday 13th July 2014; check-in time from 8 a.m.
The Glasbena matica music school in Trieste (tel.: 0039 040 41 86 05)
will also give you information about accomodation if needed.
Proposed program:
Strings festival Kras
summer school
chamber music
ARMIN SEŠEK - violin
VASJA LEGIŠA - cello, chamber music
JAN GRBEC - piano accompanist
United World College of the Adriatic ONLUS
International Chamber Music Academy - Duino
Duino 29, 34011 Duino/Aurisina (Trieste - Italy)
How to get there
By train: the nearest railway stations are Monfalcone and Trieste (about 15 km)
By: plane: the closest airports are Trieste (Ronchi dei Legionari, about 15 km),
Venice and Ljubljana
By car: the motorway A4, exit Duino (arriving from Venezia) or Sistiana (arriving
from Trieste)
13th - 19th july 2014
Strings festival Kras
The Karst Strings Festival , organised jointly by Glasbena Matica and by the United World College of the Adriatic ONLUS,
is one of the many events which take place, both in Italy and
in Slovenia, in the Karst area along the border between the
two countries. It hosts students who want to improve their
knowledge of violin, cello and chamber music. The teachers
are all internationally recognised concertists and pedagogists coming from prestigious institutions. Studying in this environment represents for the students a great opportunity
of improvement both on the professional and personal level.
The Festival is held in the premises of the United World College of the Adriatic ONLUS and of the International Chamber
Music Academy-Duino (founded by the Trio di Trieste in 1989).
Duino-Devin is a small tourist centre in the district of Duino Aurisina-Devin Nabrežina, which is less than 5 kilometres from the
Slovene border and 20 kilometres from Trieste, a multiethnic
city of Mittel-European culture. On the borderline region, where
the karst plateau extends, Italian and Slovene are largely spoken.
The place is rich in culture and history with a unique landscape:
small villages in the karst green, cliffs covered in Mediterranean scrub jutting out into the sea; on top of them the Rilke trail
unwinds. The cost offers small bays suitable for bathing.
Armin Sešek
Milan Čunko
Armin Sešek studied violin at the Faculty of Musical Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) in
the classes of professors Vladislav Bobić
and Aleksandar Pavlović, graduating
with a master degree in violin. He was
a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic
Orchestra for twelve years.
Afterwards he started his brillant carrier as violin pedagogue, teaching first
at the School for Music Talents, Čuprija
(Serbia). In 1992 he moved to Slovenia
and was nominated violin teacher at the
Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana. He held numerous violin masterclasses and seminars, both for students and
violin teachers, in all major towns in Slovenia and also in Croatia (Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Osijek), Germany (Freising) and Ireland
(Carlow). His students won many prizes at national and international violin competitions, among others in Gorizia, Stresa, San
Bartolomeo, Genoa, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Rijeka, Zagreb, Luxemburg and Rome. He was awarded the Skerjanc Prize in Ljubljana
for outstanding achievements in the field of violin pedagogies.
Milan Čunko took a degree in violin in the
class of Milan Tarbuka and in viola in the
class of Daniel Thun at the Music Academy
in Zagreb, where he presently is a full viola professor. He has been viola soloist in
the Zagreb Philharmonic and first viola in
the Croatian Chamber Orchestra as well
as a member of the Zagreb Soloists. He
is one of the promoters of the Chamber
Orchestra of Varaždin. He performs both
with well-known pianists and with various
chamber groups among which the Zagreb Quartet, the Sebastian Quartet, the Zagreb Wind Quintet, the Egmond Trio, the
Ensemble 3+, the Orlando Trio and more. As a soloist he has
played with the Zagreb Chamber Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the HRT Symphonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists, the
Chamber Orchestra of Varaždin, the Zagreb Baroque Ensemble
and the Slovenicum Orchestra of Ljubljana. He presently performs with influential musicians and records for the Croatian
radio and television.
Vasilij Meljnikov
Vasilij Meljnikov studied at the Academy of Music in Minsk, Belarus, with one
of the most renowned Russian professors, violinist Olga Parkhomenko, who
herself was a student and postgraduate of the famous David Oistrakh. He
continued his studies in the class of
prof. Parkhomenko and achieved the
Postgraduate Diploma in Violin. He completed his studies at the
Peter Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. He began his pedagogical work as a professor at the Special Secondary School for
Exceptional Music Talents in Minsk. As member of the Belarus
National Chamber Orchestra he performed in the Soviet Union
as well as in other European countries. Since 1990 he has been
living in Slovenia and teaching at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. In 1997 he won the first prize at the Vienna Modern Masters International Competition in Vienna. For six years he has
held the position of concertmaster of RTV Slovenia Symphony
Orchestra. Since 2000 he has been a permanent violin professor
at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and mentor of the Ljubljana Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, which has held
several very successful performances both at home and abroad.
Vasja Legiša
Vasja Legiša has won numerous awards in
international competitions: Genoa 1990,
the Orpheus Concert Series Zürich 1997,
the International Jeunesses Musicales
Competition Belgrade 2000. He performed
as soloist and conductor in many countries (England, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Spain).
In 2005 he played in St.Paul’s Cathedral in
London and in the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin and
in 2009 with the chamber orchestra of the Symphonic Orchestra
Hamburg in twenty main Spanish cities. He was artistic director
of the Festival “Cello & Music” from 2000 to 2007. He taught in
Hamburg and at the High School of Music of Caltanissetta in Sicily
and since 2010 he has been teaching in Weilheim near Munich,
where he is permanent conductor of the Chamber Orchestra. He
studied at the Glasbena Matica in Trieste, in Venice with Franco
Rossi, at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, graduated with honours
in Winterthur-Zürich and in the class of Johannes Goritzki at the R.
Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf. He studied conducting with Johannes Schlaefli and Michael Luig in Colonia. He has
attended master classes held by Boris Pergamenschikow, David
Geringas and Misha Maisky.