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Cantabile Symphony Orchestra

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The Cantabile Symphony Orchestra made its first public appearance in spring 2011. Although the decision to establish a symphony orchestra was daring and adventurous, the favourable response to their first live performances reassured the artists that they had taken a step in the right direction. Throughout the first five seasons the orchestra achieved both national and international distinction and went on to ambitiously programme new repertoires. The Cantabile Symphony Orchestra has been recognised by professional musicians as a mature music ensemble with a potential to perform even the most demanding pieces in the orchestral repertoire. Young instrumentalists and singers enthusiastically welcome the chance to perform as soloists with orchestral accompaniment.

Carmina Slovenica

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The activities of Carmina Slovenica, a production house that encompasses several vocal ensembles, include production of concerts, stage projects and festivals, as well as publishing and education. The Carmina Slovenica Vocal Theatre, led by artistic director Karmina Šilec, is a world-class ensemble that has achieved international distinction as a collective whose choregie (vocal theatre) concept has broadened the expanses of music theatre and reinvigorated the music scene, redefining the existing concepts of vocal music and opening up new spaces of expression, intense experience and communication.

Carnifliate

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Death and deathgrind metal band Carniflate was established in 2013 in Velenje. The band has performed at venues in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia and Austria.

Celje String Orchestra

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The Celje String Orchestra was established on 12 May 1945. In 1988, Prof. Nenad Firšt took up the post of the orchestra’s artistic director and conductor. On its 45th anniversary the orchestra released a second album comprising works by Tartini, Vivaldi and Ipavec. In the 1990/91 season, the ensemble inaugurated its own concert series featuring performances of five season concerts, which have become its established programming model. Aiming to present their art to wider audiences, the orchestra has since 1988 toured across Slovenia, appeared in Grevenbroich, Germany, and held several concerts in Zagreb. Over the recent years, the String Orchestra has taken part in prestigious international festivals in Italy, Croatia and Great Britain. The ensemble is regularly featured in the concert activities of Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia and the Society of Slovenian Composers, and records for the broadcasting companies RTV Slovenia and RAI.

Cene Resnik

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Before commanding the attention of jazz buffs, saxophone player Resnik (1978) was a member of Siddharta, a very popular Slovenian rock act. Resnik studied jazz saxophone at the Klagenfurt Conservatory of Music. He has played with some of the finest names in jazz, both national and international artists.

Cerkno Brass Band

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The Cerkno brass band has given many successful performances at local and international venues and competitions, as well as brass band group concerts. In 2006 the band released a CD featuring their live performances. Every year the band caters to its audience with fresh thematic concerts. Since 2015 the international wind instrument festival Pihnfest has been part of its activities. Its current image is the work of renowned clarinet player Andrej Zupan, who has conducted the band since 2004.

Chamber Choir Ave

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The Chamber Choir Ave was established in 1984 in the Ljubljana parish of Vič as Vocal Group AVE. The group soon ventured out of its parish’s borders and with its high quality adaptations of a wide variety of choral music expanded its listenership at home and abroad. At the same time, it transformed into a chamber choir, comprised of singers from all over Slovenia. AVE’s members are above all driven by an inextinguishable desire to receive the profoundest possible experience choral singing can offer. The choir prides itself with numerous awards and acknowledgements from domestic and international festivals and competitions.

Chamber Choir Orfej

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Chamber Choir Orfej was formed in 1989. In the past years, Chamber choir Orfej has received a number of awards, which places them among the more prominent Slovenian choirs. Orfej has proven its high level of vocal performance in April 2010 at the prestigious Slovene national choir competition. The choir scored 93 points, received the gold award, and the second prize in the category ‘mixed choirs’. In May 2013 the choir participated in the International Choir Competition in Pecs, Hungary again. Orfej won the Prize of the city of Pecs (audience prize for best choir in the competition), second place in the absolute choir category, and a special award for the best performance of a piece. In 2016 Orfej has proven its high level of vocal performance at a prestigious Slovene national choir competition again. The choir scored 94,3 points, received the gold award, third prize, special award for a contemporary Slovenian musical piece composed after 1995. Conductor Andraž Hauptman has also received the special conductors' award for the best choice of competition programme. In the second competition in same Year, Orfej (“International Ohrid Choir Festival", Ohrid, FYR Macedonia) received the first prize and special award for the best performance of a renaissance piece. In 2018 a choir has been qualified in International competition European Grand Prix for choral singing, Tours, where he won third prize in the category of mixed choirs.

Cherry Wine

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Cherry Wine is an eight-member group of professional musicians inspired by Amy Winehouse. Their calling is in reviving her legacy not imitating it.

Chris Eckman

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Former member of the famed The Walkabouts from Seattle (USA), Chris Eckman is based in Ljubljana. As well as co-owner of the world music label Glitterbeat, Eckman is a producer, singer-songwriter and leader of several music bands (e.g., The Frictions, The Strange).