Achievements

 

Achievements in choir competitions

1990

  • National competition Naša Pesem 1990, Maribor, Slovenia: 1st prize and an award for the best performance of a compulsory composition (Gallus – O beata Trinitas)

1992

  • International competition Naša Pesem 1992, Maribor, Slovenia: 1st prize and an award for the best performance of a new Slovenian composition (Krek – Psalm XLII)
  • International competition C.A. Seghizzi 1992, Gorizia, Italy: 1st, 3rd and 5th place and an Alpe Jadran

1993

  • National competition Naša Pesem 1993, Maribor, Slovenia: 1st prize and an award for the best choir of the competition
  • International competition Florilege Vocal de Tours 1993, Tours, France: 1st and 3rd place, an award for the best performance of a French composition (Poulenc – Marie) and a prize of the public
  • International competition Cantate 1993, Maasmechelen, Belgium: 3rd place and an award for the best performance of a compulsory composition (Bikkembergs – Laudate Dominum)

1994

  • International competition Naša Pesem 1994, Maribor, Slovenia: 2nd prize, 2nd place in the folklore category, an award for the best performance of a compulsory composition, a Grand Prix award of the city of Maribor and an award for the best Slovenian choir
  • International competition Tolosa 1994, Tolosa, Spain: two 2nd places and a 3rd place

1995

  • International competition Eisteddfod 1995, Roodepoort, South Africa: 1st and 2nd place and an award for the best choir of the competition

1996

  • International competition Maribor 1996, Maribor, Slovenia: 1st prize, an award for the best selection and performance of free program and an award for the best Slovenian choir
  • International competition C.A. Seghizzi 1996, Gorizia, Italy: two 1st places and a 2nd place, an award for the best performance of a 19th century composition (Mendelssohn – Drei Psalmen), an award for the best performance of a religious composition (Mendelssohn – Drei Psalmen), a Bärenreiter award for the best performance of classic polyphonic composition (Mendelssohn – Drei Psalmen) and an award for the best rated choir of the competition (Grand Prix)
  • International competition Athens 1996, Athens, Greece: two 1st places and a 2nd place, the Grand Prix award for the best choir of the competition (The Choir of the World)

1997

  • International competition European Grand Prix for choral singing 1997, Tours, France: finalists

1998

  • International competition Montreux 1998, Montreux, Switzerland: 3rd place (Excellent avec distinction)

1999

  • International competition Rodos 1999, Rodos, Greece: two 1st places and a Grand Prix award for the best choir of the competition
  • International competition Marktoberdorf 1999, Marktoberdorf, Germany: a special Carl Orff award for the first performance of contemporary Slovene composition (Lebič – Mozaiki)

2000

  • International competition Felipe Vallesi 2000, Mendoza, Argentina: two 1st places, an award for the best performance of the compulsory composition (Ginastera – O vos omnes) and the Grand Prix award for the best rated choir of the competition

2001

  • International competition Tallin 2001, Tallin, Estonia: 2nd place and the Grand Prix award for the best rated choir of the competition

2004

  • International competition Franz Schubert 2004, Vienna, Austria: 1st place and an award for the best performance of the compulsory composition (Schubert – Die Geselligkeit)

2006

  • International competition Harald Andersen 2006, Helsinki, Finland: finalists

2007

  • National competition Naša Pesem 2007, Maribor, Slovenia: two 1st places and gold plaques, an award for the best choir of the competition, an award for the best performance of the two compulsory compositions (Merku – Jablana and Šivic – Jesenska) and an award for the best performance of the Romantic period composition (Mendelssohn – Mitten wir in Leben sind)
  • International competition Tolosa 2007, Tolosa, Spain: 1st place in the category of chamber ensembles

2008

  • International competition Spittal an der Drau 2008, Spittal an der Drau, Austria: 1st place in the category of folk songs, 1st place in the category of compulsory and free program

2009

  • International competition Maribor 2009, Maribor, Slovenia: 1st place, the Grand Prix award for the best rated choir of the competition

2010

  • International competition European Grand Prix for choral singing 2010, Varna, Bulgaria: finalists

Other awards

1994

  • the award of the city of Ljubljana
  • the award of the Prešeren Fund of the Republic of Slovenia

2000

  • the plaque of the city of Ljubljana

2002

  • a silver plaque awarded from the Association of Cultural Societies Ljubljana

Participation in symposia and seminars

1995

  • European symposium of choral music, Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the conductor Eric Ericson, Sweden

1997

  • American symposium of choral music (ACDA), San Diego, USA

1998

  • Seminar for choral conductors, Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the conductor Gary Graden, Sweden

2004

  • Choral seminar, Koper, Slovenia

2009

  • Finale of the International competition of young choral conductors, Ljubljana, Slovenia