Bratislava Music Agency
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Chamber choir Musica Viva was established in 2006. There are 30 singers from Tolmin and surrounding villages. The area is situated in the north-west region of Slovenija, very close to Italian border, where one can feel the mixture of Slavic, Roman and German influence. The main mission of the choir is , due to its specific geographical position, its great care to preserve and promote Slovenian choir tradition, which is especially strong in this part. It was the song and singing that was used as a means of national identity and as well the evidence of belonging to Slovenian culture . In its twelve-year existance, the choir has gone through numerous concerts. It hasn't neglected traditional elements of Slovenian folk music , it has as well have been dealing with the promotion of modern, contemporary creativity, especially of the Slovenian musicians. In 2008 the choir got an award for a promising choir on regional thematically based concerts named ″Sozvočenja ″. The choir was chosen as the representative of Primorska region to perform on the final concert in Slovenian Philharmonic in 2013. It also received the golden and silver award on the regional competition in Postojna and golden award on international competition »Lege Artis« in Tuzla. At the 10th anniversary, the choir held a solemn concert, its work was also awarded with an award of Municipality of Tolmin.
Erika Bizjak finished Secondary Music and Ballet School in Ljubljana (music theory department). She continued her education on the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana (music education department) and on the Faculty of Arts, the department of Musicology. She works as a teacher at Music School in Tolmin. She conducted some choirs in her youth already and she soon showed her devotion to choir singing. In 2006 she, together with some enthusiasts, established the choir Musica Viva, which she is still conducting . She attends education seminars regularly, she also took a part in preparation of some music publications , she is active at Association of Public Culture Activities, where she participates as active performer of seminars for choir singers.Back to the list of ensembles