Academic Choir of the University of Primorska


The Academic Choir of the University of Primorska offers one of the most active social activities for students and other music enthusiasts. Activities are free of charge, on a high quality level. The choir also organises concerts of classical music and enriches concert activity on the Slovenian coast. Singers regularly present themselves at concerts and competitions at home and abroad with great success.

Ambrož Čopi


Hailing from the Primorska region, Ambrož Čopi is primarily noted for his work as a composer of choral music, an educator, organizer and an indefatigable choral conductor. He is the ‘father’ of the first edition of the Aegis Carminis Choral Competition and Festival (2019).

Tom Varl


Tom Varl (1998) enrolled at the theoretical department of the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana (KGBL) in 2013. In 2015, he began attending solo singing lessons at the KGBL music school. In 2017, he started studying composition at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana (AG) in the class of prof. Vito Žuraj. Singing in the KGBL Chamber Choir fascinated him, so he started conducting. He leads the vocal group of Ivan Cankar. In 2019, he successfully presented himself at the International Conducting Competition Aegis carminis in Koper and passed the entrance examinations to the choral conducting studies at the Academy of music. In addition to his studies, he also teaches solfeggio at the Edgar Willems Music Centre in Ljubljana and at the DoReMi Music Center, and since September 2020 he has been a ballet accompanist at the KGBL. As a conductor and vocal teacher, he has collaborated with various ensembles, such as the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir, Chamber choir of the Ljubljana Conservatory of music and Academy of Music, Academic choir Tone Tomšič andf the University of Primorska Mixed Academic Choir