FESTIVAL ARCHIVE
KARMEN PEČAR

KARMEN PEČAR

Slovenia, cello ensemble
150€




Karmen Pečar was born in 1984 in Ljubljana. She began to play cello at the age of five . In 2003, she graduated from both,  the Music and Ballet School in Maribor and the Music Academy in Zagreb. Under the mentorship of  prof . Valter Dešpalj at Zagreb Music Academy she finished her Masters Degree in 2005 . Additionally, she studied with prof. Reinhard Latzku at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna . Began to play cello at the age of five . In 2003, she graduated from both,  the Music and Ballet School in Maribor and the Music Academy in Zagreb. Under the mentorship of  prof . Valter Dešpalj at Zagreb Music Academy she finished her Masters Degree in 2005 . Additionally, she studied with prof. Reinhard Latzku at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna .
 
Karmen Pečar caught the attention of the music public when as a thirteen year old girl
made ​​her debut with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra performing Elgar
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra .
 
In 2001, Karmen won the prestigious chello competition  of  Dr. Luis
Sigall in Chile ( Vina del Mar ) . At the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians
in Berlin in 2002 she won 3rd prize and 2nd prize at the International
Competition Antonio Janigro in Zagreb 2004.
 
Karmen has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras under the direction of
renowned conductors.
In 2006 the publishing house RTV Slovenia released her first solo CD of Dvorak and Šostakovič
Concert for Cello and Orchestra . In 2011 the composer Črt Voglar Sojar
released an authoring CD in which Carmen Pečar plays several of the composer's
works - including the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with the RTV Slovenia
Symphony Orchestra .
 
Karmen Pečar was employed for several years at the Music Academy in Zagreb as an
assistant of professor  Valter Dešpalj and is currently a professor of cello at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet
in Ljubljana.

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