Saturday, December 29, 2007

Couple of nice concerts played in last few days

First one was on 23/12 with University Symphonic Winds Ljubljana. The guest was Alenka Gotar. She represented Slovenia at Euro vision in Helsinki this year. We played:

The Rossenkavalier: R.Strauss, arr J.Cober*
Henry V.: Patrick Doyle, arr.J de Meij*
Aria from (bachianas Brasileiras No.5): H.Villa-Lobos arr: W.Herbert*
Ich gehor nur mir(Elisabeth-musical):Michael Kunze,arr: S.Felder*
Cvet z juga:Andrej Babić arr: Rok Golob#

* Slovenian premiere
# First performance

Second concert was on 27/12 with Simfonika Vrhnika, conductor Marko Fabiani. We played with violin player Anja Bukovec. We played in Grand hotel Union. The concert was sold out suddenly (about 900 seats). It was a beautiful concert. Guests: Vasilij Meljnikov, Jadranka Juras. Repertoire: Gershwin, Piazzollo, Sarasete, Williams...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Philip Sparke - Tuba concerto

Domen told me about new Tuba Concerto (2006), written by Philip Sparke (Hanover Festival). I checked about it, but it seems to be a very difficult, but also very great piece. The concerto is available with concert band, brass band or piano accompaniments. Perhaps I will order the piano acc. soon. Check the mp3 samples, to hear amazing piece and performance.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Midwest Clinic in Chicago!

Our conductor (Wind band Idrija) Domen Prezelj, went to the Midwest clinic, to Chicago. Check their great website here: (Check very fresh videos!)

I hope he will bring us some nice music sheet!

Here are two nice photos, from their website!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Three great concerts with Wind band Idrija!

We had three concert last week with our wind band. On Friday we played a exclusive repertoire for our great sponsor Hidria. It was a little bit different concert than usual. You can check two interesting youtube clips from there!

Six of young musicians (including me) received some funds for further music studying. Thanks to Hidria again!

On Saturday and Sunday we played at Christmas concert in Sp. Idrija and in Idrija, like every year. Like I described in previous post I played solo, Concertino for tuba and band (James Curnow). On Saturday I played it good (not perfect). I was a little bit nervous and my mouth were dry. On Sunday I played it better and I was really satisfied (happy) with my performance. I am waiting for videos, which I will put on youtube!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Concert invitation for Wind Band Idrija

Please check out the "Concert invitation" for wind band Idrija (Powerpoint file). It is very beautiful.
I'll be playing a Concertino for tuba and band, composed by James Curnow. It is a beautiful solo.

Link will be here for 1 month:

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