21 October 2022 at 7 p.m.

Sinagoga Maribor

The Assocation EPEKA, Soc. Ent., invites you to the first concert of the cycle Classical music today? tomorrow?, starting with the concert of the Dua Veris.

Violinist Veronika Vilar Brecelj and cellist Vita Furman Peterlin are great fans of chamber music and participate in various professional chamber groups. Together they wanted to explore the not so well-known repertoire for violin-cello ensemble and in April 2021 they recorded Peteris Vasks’ Castillo Interior and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Duo for Violin and Cello in C major. Vita and Veronika have been giving concerts in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe. They want to share their love of chamber music and bring it to a wider audience, and are planning a series of concerts together in the future.

VITA FURMAN PETERLIN

Vita Furman Peterlin is a cellist who started her career at the Domžale Music School. She graduated from the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet under Prof. Karmen Pečar Koritnik. She continued her education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz under Prof. Julian Arp. In 2015 she was on exchange with Prof. Christian Poltera in Lucerne, and in June 2017 she graduated in Graz. In 2020 she will complete her Master’s degree with honours under the mentorship of Prof. Enrico Bronzi at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, and in January 2021 she will complete her pedagogical studies in Graz.

She is a multiple prize-winner of international competitions and a three-time first prize-winner of the TEMSIG National Competition. Among other prizes, she performed as a prize-winner of the competition together with the American pianist Lianhua Chi at Carnegie Hall in New York in October 2016, and at the Athenaeum Barcelonès in Barcelona in 2019 with the pianist Olena Misa.

As a soloist, she performed Haydn’s Cello and Orchestra Concerto in C major with the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Italian Orchestra in Trieste. In 2014 she gave the premiere performance of Rococo Variations for cello and wind orchestra at the Union Hall Maribor. She was a soloist with Les Violons de France at the famous St. Magdalene Church in Paris. In October 2019, on tour with the Russian Klassika Orchestra, she performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto as soloist – one of the concerts also at the Slovenian Philharmonic.

Vita is also very active as a chamber musician and participates in various Slovenian festivals, including – Musical Summer in Bohinj, Lent Festival and Young Virtuosi Festival, as well as European festivals – Aurora Music Festival (Sweden), Incontri di Musica da Camera Cividale del Friuli (Italy), Allegro vivo (Austria) and others. In 2017 she played in a seven-member ensemble, namely the famous Beethoven Septet. The ensemble had the opportunity to work with the world-renowned conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Since 2018 she is a regular member of the Soloway Piano Trio, who in 2020 were the winners of the 23rd Pietro Argento International Piano Competition in Italy.

VERONIKA VILAR BRECELJ

Veronika Vilar Brecelj (1994) belongs to the golden generation of younger Slovenian violinists. She is a multiple winner of national and international competitions and has performed at numerous festivals in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Israel, Russia and Latvia. As a soloist she has played with the Slovenian Philharmonic Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music Orchestra. She has made several recordings for Radio Ars and Radio Koper. She is a member of the renowned international ensemble Oberton String Octet, with whom she has already released two CDs. The first CD “Slavic Soul” was released in March 2020 by ARS Produktion and was nominated for the prestigious Opus Klassik Award. In March 2021, they released their second CD “Tangabile” featuring works by Astor Piazzolla.

For her artistic achievements she received the Škerjanč Award (2012) and the Municipal Youth Award of the Municipality of Šempeter-Vrtojba (2019). Since October 2020, she has also been a violin professor at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet.

Veronika completed her undergraduate studies in violin at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Prof. Tomasz Tomaszewski. In 2016 she was on exchange in Graz, Austria, in the class of the world-renowned Prof. Boris Kuschnir. She completed her postgraduate studies with honours in June 2019 with Prof. Silvia Marcovici at the University of Music in Graz.