MASTERCALSS – prof. ANDREJ ZUPAN
The seminar will present working methods in music playing and stimulate participants to continue with their musical education. Special attention will be given to candidates preparing for further clarinet studies at secondary and university levels. As well as interpretation, participants will discuss the most common technical difficulties and the choice of different mouthpieces, reeds, etc.
The seminar will involve a lot of practical work, so participants are advised to bring music for piano accompaniment.
Andrej Zupan studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he obtained his graduate and master’s degrees. Abroad, he studied under V. Mariozzi (St. Cecilia, Rome) and A. Brandhofer (Mozarteum, Salzburg). In 1995, he joined Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée in France, where he was first clarinet and with which he performed across Europe and Africa. As a soloist he has performed extensively with orchestras in Slovenia and abroad. He has won a total of eight first prizes in competitions for young musicians. In 1985, he was named ‘Yugoslav Musician of the Year’, and the same year, represented the country at the Eurovision concert in Madrid. In 1993, he became first clarinettist of the orchestra of the National Opera and Ballet in Ljubljana. He is a co-founder and member of the internationally acclaimed Slovenian Clarinet Quartet, which has performed in a number of countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium). He is a clarinet professor at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, and an professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He directs international clarinet seminars and master classes and is a member of international juries at clarinet competitions. As a soloist or member of chamber music ensembles, he has recorded a 21 of CDs for various record companies. He has gained an international reputation as a concert soloist and chamber musician proficient in various music genres, from classical to modern, klezmer, jazz, folk, world and even gypsy music. He has been Artistic Director of the Musical Summer at Podsreda Castle international music festival.
Find out more at www.andrejzupan.com.