Karol Mastalerz, saxophone and Domen Koren, saxophone

Music Cycle Young Virtuosi

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Two young virtuosos will perform at the concert in Križanke.

Karol Mastalerz is currently studying saxophone at the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw with Prof. Paweł Gusnar. He has performed at numerous festivals and concerts in the most prestigious halls in Poland, including the Polish Radio Concert Hall in Warsaw, the NOSPR in Katowice, and the Teater Nowy in Warsaw. He has established himself as a solo saxophonist, as confirmed by his participation and prizes in competitions all over Europe. He is also an experienced chamber musician who frequently performs in trios, saxophone quartets, contemporary music ensembles, and orchestras. His repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary.

After passing the entrance exams in Munich and Ljubljana, saxophonist Domen Koren began his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Ljubljana, graduating summa cum laude with Prof. Matjaž Drevenšek. He completed his studies with a specialization with Prof. Vincent David at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. He is a multiple first prize and golden plaque winner at major competitions at home and abroad and has also performed as a soloist with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber String Orchestra of the Academy of Music, the Gran Canaria Chamber Orchestra, the Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra, and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He was awarded the Prešeren Academic Award and is a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

Programme

  • A. Waignein: Rhapsody
  • W. Chałupka: Empusa
  • P. Swerts: Klonos
  • N. Šenk: Impetus
  • J.-D. Michat: 5 visions amoureuses
  • V. David: L’éveil de la toupie

Free tickets for the concert are available at Križanke Box Office.

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