19 November 2022

Judgement Tower Maribor

Program: W. A. Mozart, H. Hödl, F. Cibulka, C. Debussy

The chamber ensemble ChAt consists of four musicians who have studied and are still studying at Austrian and Swiss music academies, hence the name, (Ch-Switzerland), (At-Austria).

The ensemble consists of Melanija Pintar (flutist in the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra), Matija Božnik (clarinet professor at the Music School Laško-Radeče), Domen Marn (solo clarinettist in the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra) and Tomaž Adamič (clarinet professor at the Music School Celje).

The ChAt Quartet combines the sound of flute, clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet. Four very different instruments allow for various combinations of colours and styles. Their repertoire includes classical works from all periods, as well as popular, jazz and ethno music.

They started their activities in 2018 and since then have performed regularly in Slovenia and Austria, including at the Christmas Vojnik Festival 2018 and the Lent Maribor Festival 2020 and 2021.


Flutist Melanija Pintar began her musical career at the Music School Žalec with teacher Diana Štih, continued her studies at the Celje Secondary Music School with professor Milena Lipovšek, and then continued her education at a private university in Vienna in the class of Karl-Heniz Schütz, where she completed the first stage of her studies (2014) with honours. She completed her Master’s degree, also with honours (2016), at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz under Professor Erwin Klambauer. She also completed her studies in Pedagogy at the same university (2017).

During her studies, she won several prizes at Slovenian and international competitions, for which she was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia for part of her studies.

After successful auditions, she was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Academy (2014), the European Youth Orchestra (2015) and other youth orchestras. As a subsitute she was active in the Wiener Symphoniker, the RTV Slovenia Orchestra and others.

Since 2016 she has been working as a flutist and piccoloist in the Opera Orchestra of the SNG Maribor.

Domen Marn is a solo clarinettist in the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra and a clarinet professor at the Sevnica Music School. He regularly works with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Opera, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, the Collegium Novum Zurich, the Ensemble Paul Klee Bern and the Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the Zurich School of Music with Prof. Fabio Di Casola and studied with many renowned clarinettists. He is a prizewinner of several national and international competitions.

Tomaž Adamič started playing the clarinet at the Celje Music School, where he successfully completed the lower and secondary levels of the music school, and then continued his education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, where he graduated with honours in concert and pedagogy. At the same university, he further devoted himself to the study of chamber music and the playing of early music on original instruments. He has further studied with many renowned clarinettists (Mate Bekavac, Sabine Mayer, Markus Schön, Wenzel Fuchs, Andreas Schablas, Ernst Schlader, Yuan Yuan), and has taken part in various competitions and as a soloist, He is a member of chamber ensembles (ChAt Quartet, Duo El Clasico, Harmonie Palais Meran) and orchestras (RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Maribor National Theatre Orchestra, Camerata Sinfonica Austria) and performs in Slovenia and abroad. Since 2013 he has been teaching at the Lower and Secondary Music School in Celje.

Matija Božnik started clarinet lessons with Prof. Bojan Logar at the age of nine and graduated from the Celje Lower Music School in 2008. He continued his studies at the Celje Music High School, also with Prof. Bojan Logar. After graduating from high school, he studied at the Regional Music Conservatory in Klagenfurt with Prof. Hubert Salmhofer. There he passed the first stage of concert and pedagogical studies, both with honours. As a soloist he appeared with the Conservatoire’s symphony orchestra, with which he performed Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. He continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, where he successfully completed his Master’s degree in the class of Prof. Wolfgang Klinser. He performed as a substitute in the Klagenfurt Opera Orchestra (Stadttheater Klagenfurt) and was a member of the Sextakord for 10 years. He is a teacher at the music school Laško – Radeče.

The concert series is produced in cooperation with the Maribor Puppet Theatre/Minoriti Cultural Quarter, the Centre of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor and with the financial support of the Municipality of Maribor.

The Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., is supported by: