I am a performer, educator and composer. I initiated many projects that reflect the equality of different music styles. In the classical world I have performed solo, chamber music, contemporary projects and worked as a principal viola player in the Slovenian National Opera. My love of European violin folk traditions is expressed through constant learning of new violin styles. I am the original member of the BBC awarded group Terrafolk and I also worked as a violinist-soloist in the famous Canadian theatre ‘Cirque du Soleil’. I worked as a teacher of classical viola and chamber music in the Conservatory of Music in Maribor and as a mentor for jazz improvisation at the Music Academy in Ljubljana. I founded the international Symbolic Orchestra that stresses the variety of expression in string instrument performance. I initiated the educational platform ‘Godalkanje’ and ‘Special Courses’ where I work with innovative didactic approaches to understanding music theory without the 5-lines staff and a methodology of teaching bowed string instrument at all levels. I cooperate with many bowed string instruments experts in certain music styles from all over the Europe. I ran workshops and teacher trainings at Festivals, schools and ESTA Slovenia events. I am teaching violin also in the clasroom of primary Waldorf school in Ljubljana. I work with more than twenty 10 years old children to perform after 17 group school hours. I used to lead projects with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. I have also written scores of original music for those orchestras as well for the Symbolic Orchestra and smaller line-ups.
I learned from:
Mile Kosi, Kim Kashkashian, Diemut Poppen, Tabea Zimmermann, Laszlo Barshony, Zlatko Stahuljak, Mathias Buchholz, Carol Rodland, Hartmud Rhode, Vlado Batista, Saša Olenjuk, Christian Howes, Darol Anger, Jean Christophe Gairard, Marcel Ramba, Tcha Limberger, Dobrica Vasić, Zoltán Lantos, Ida Meidell Blylod
I worked on creative projects with:
Terrafolk, Symbolic Orchestra, European Symbolic Orchestra, Funtango, Transylvanian Folk Eaters, Terra Mystica, All Capone Štrajh Trio, Amnesty Trio, Midnight Sun Trio, Full Cool Orchestra, Bluegrass Hoppers, CV:B:K, Danijel Černe, Boštjan Gombač, Klemen Bračko, Matija Krečič, Marko Hatlak, Izidor Leitinger, Sašo Vollmaier, Gregor Strniša, Barja Drnovšek, Ida Meidell Blylod, Vasilij Meljnikov, Igro Mitrović, Dejan Lapanja, JAMirko, Marko Črnčec, Arvid Engegard, Knud Lundquist, Susanne Lundeng, Janez Dovč, Aldo Kumar, Matej Hotko, Šemsudin Džopa, Janez Gabrič, Milko Lazar, Sofia Hogstadius, Jean Christophe Gairard, Tilen Artač
I also performed or recorded with (a soloist or chamber musician):
Vlatko Stefanovski, The Cat Empire, Matija Solce, Vinko Globokar, Miloš Mlejnik, Simone Zanchini, Aci Bertoncelj, Boštjan Lipovšek, Tommy Emanuel, Tilen Stepišnik, Kristijan Krajnčan, Neil Innes, Catch Pop String Strong, Miloš Simić, Mahesh Vinayakram
Workshops (author, mentor, performer):
Godalkanje summer camps, Godalkanje Special Courses, Music schools, Teacher’s trainings, Festival Maribor, Festival Godibodi, ESTA Slovenia, ESTA conference 2016, Musica Romanica Antiqa (2014-2016), ESTA Slovenia (2014).