Živa Ploj Peršuh is the first-ever female conductor of the Slovenian National Theater Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, where she has firstly appeared by conducting Strauss’ Salome. After that, she was immediately re-invited to lead both opera and ballet productions. She is a conductor with a wide symphonic and operatic repertoire and enjoys leading projects that are diverse in terms of genre. She firmly believes in the importance of passing on artistic knowledge and skills to young people, especially in classical music. That is why she gathers around her the most skilful and renowned musicians from all over the world and brings them to Ljubljana, where she is the central figure, founder and artistic director of the Slovenian Youth Orchestra, the Ljubljana International Orchestra and the European Career Centre for Artists – Triple Bridge.
“The musical side of the production was under the direction Živa Ploj Peršuh, who put in a polished performance conducting the Orkester SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana. She produced an energetic reading which drove the narrative forward. Peršuh maintained an excellent control of the tempi and dynamics, which both reflected and created the changing nature of the drama, as it quickly moved from scene to scene, capturing the underlying pulse of the work. She was respectful to the singers’ needs and was also successful in exploiting the interesting orchestral textures of the score.”

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ARTISTIC, CREATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL

Živa Ploj Peršuh strongly believes in the importance of passing the knowledge and the skills in the arts, especially in classical music of all periods and genres.

She is gathering world most versatile and recognised musicians around her in Ljubljana where she is the key personality, founder and artistic director of the activities of the Ljubljana International Orchestra, Academy BSA and the platform European Career Center for Artists Triple Bridge.

Partners and supporting partners for the programmes are Music Academies and Institutions from 20 European Countries.

To support the idea of connecting with the EU, to encourage spirit and diverse practice and to explore possibilities for the young musicians and music works, she has involved with different projects. These have been supported by EU Creative Europe: Connecting through Music with MIO2012 for Maribor European Capital of Europe in 2012, Music up close network with Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia di Roma and Side by side – R(oyal) C(oncertgebouw) O(rchestra) meets Europe.

She enjoys working on projects that provide with flexibility and focus on an interdisciplinary approach.

Živa Ploj Peršuh is a conducter. I portraited her in a snow as she is leaving foot prints as music notes. Author Borut Peterlin, client Mladina.
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