Tartini junior - Janez Podlesek, violin, Peter Kaiser, cello

Peter Kaiser
Peter Kaiser, foto Darja Štravs Tisu

Friday  2. 9. 2022     19:00 

Atrium of the Praetorian Palace, Koper

Janez Podlesek, violin

Peter Kaiser, cello


G. Tartini, R. Gliere, J. Halvorsen, G. Cassado, G.F. Händel 


Janez Podlesek, violin


Janez Podlesek is a renowned Slovenian violinist and pedagogue. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he also completed his postgraduate studies - specialisation. For 15 years he was concertmaster of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber String Orchestra. Since 2018 he has been a full-time assistant professor at the Ul Academy of Music. During his studies he has won several prizes at national and international competitions. In 1999 he received the Škerjanč Prize, awarded by the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet to its most successful students, and the Prešeren Prize of the Academy of Music for his solo performance of Mozart's Concerto in A major with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (2001) and Ludwig van Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Ljubljana Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (2003). He has given many recitals and chamber concerts. He is a regular member of the Dissonance String Quartet and the Clavimerata Trio. The Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber String Orchestra is also a very important part of his musical life, with which he has participated in festivals and concerts at home and abroad for more than a decade. He has played with a number of renowned Slovenian and foreign musicians, and as a soloist he focuses mainly on performances of works by renowned Slovenian composers.


Peter Kaiser Is a regular guest on concert stages in his homeland Slovenia after successfully finishing his studies. in 2020 he completed his master's degree in the class of prof. Igor Škerjanc in Ljubljana. He often collaborates with Egon Mihajlović at concerts of Early Music, in the symphony orchestra of Slovenian national radio and television, and the orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic. Under the direction of conductor Andreja Šolar, he performed a double concert by D. Maslanka for cello and flute with the orchestra of the Slovenian Army. He is undertaking master classes with domestic and foreign mentors, such as Alban Gerhardt, Philipe Muller, Denis Shapovalov, Torleif Thedéen, Johannes Moser, Reinhard Latzko, etc. He performed as part of a cycle of solo recitals organized by the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana, at Ljubljana Festival, Lent Festival, Bled Festival, and at the Nei Suoni Dei Luoghi Festival in Italy. He is the winner of several domestic and international competitions, both solo and with various chamber ensembles.