A little bit about me

I was born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia, my beloved city, but I always had the need to cross the borders and see what’s out there. I lived in Portugal for one year and in the Netherlands for five, and now I travel between Ljubljana and Rotterdam for projects and teaching.

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Education

  • CODARTS Rotterdam, bachelor in jazz composition & arranging
  • KGBL/ Ljubljana Conservatory, jazz piano
  • Academia de amadores de musica Lisbon, jazz piano
  • University of Ljubljana, masters in cultural studies
  • University of Ljubljana, bachelor in international relations

Languages

  • Slovenian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch

Awards

  • 2015 – Special recognition of BIO50 for exposition Stigmarella (cooperation as composer)
  • 2010 – Jazzon jazz composition awards for composition Etrta (2nd jury prize, audience award)
  • 2009 – Logatec young musicians competition (audience award)

Music

My music studies started with piano at age 9, but the music journey started much before. Thanks to my parents, I was exposed to opera, ballet, a clunky toy piano, folk singing on hiking trips and parties, a funky japanese syntesizer and dancing to loud music already as a young child.

My music journey nowadays continues through playing the piano, improvising and composing music, but in the past, it went through music journalism as well. For me, journalism was a part of the learning experience, as through it I came to know incredible amounts of good music and interviewed many artists I admired.