Živa Ploj Peršuh strongly believes in importance of passing on the knowledge and the skills in the arts, especially in classical music of all periods and genres.
She is gathering world most versatile and recognized musicians around her in Ljubljana where she is key personality, founder and artistic director of the activities the Ljubljana International Orchestra, Branimir Slokar Academy and European Career Center for Artists Triple Bridge.
The master classes for the orchestral instruments, concertmasters and conductors are lead by colleagues, excellent musicians with a rich orchestral and soloist’s career, who are outstanding pedagogues from prestigious European music educational institutions.
VIOLIN: • Ivry Gitlis ( an Israeli virtuoso violinist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador) • Gregory Ahss (soloist and concertmaster of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart Bologna and Camerata Salzburg). • Latica Honda-Rosenberg (soloist and professor at Berlin University of Arts) • Janez Podlesek (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, concert master)
VIOLA: • Wolfram Christ, (long-time first Principal Viola with the Berlin Philharmonic, Principal Viola of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Professor at Hochschule für Musik Freiburg) • Robert Glassl (soloist and professor at Frankfurt University of Music) • Ana Glišić (Orchestra of the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, principal)
CELLO: • Martin Ostertag (soloist and professor at Karlsruhe University of Music) • Igor Mitrović (Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, principal)
DOUBLE BASS: • Božo Paradžik (soloist and professor at Universities of Music in Freiburgu, Detmold and Luzern) • Petar Brčarević (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, principal) • Amerigo Bernardi (Principal Bassist with the Orch.del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,with the Orch. Symphonica A.Toscanini of Parma, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
FLUTE: • Felix Renggli (soloist and professor at Universities of Music in Basel and Freiburg) • Aleš Kacjan (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, principal)
CLARINET: • François Benda (soloist and professor at Universities of Music in Berlin and Basel) • Jože Kotar (Music Academy Ljubljana; Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, principal)
OBOE: • Emanuel Abbühl (soloist and professor at Universities of Music in Mannheim, Rotterdam and at the Royal Academy of Music in London) • Matej Šarc (Music Academy Ljubljana; Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, principal)
BASSOON: • Gustavo Nuñez (soloist and professor at Dusseldorf University of Music, playing first bassoon in the Concertgebouw orchestra) • Paolo Calligaris (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, principal)
TRUMPET: • Reinhold Friedrich (solist, professor at University of Music in Karlsruhe) • Hans Gansch (soloist and professor at Salzburg University of Music) • Franc Kosem (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, principal)
FRENCH HORN: • Radovan Vlatković (soloist and professor at Universities of Music in Salzburg, Zurich and at the Queen Sofia School in Madrid) • Andrej Žust (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) • Christian Lampert ((soloist and professor at Universities of Music Frankfurt am Main, Basel and Stuttgart.)
TROMBONE: • Branimir Slokar (soloist and professor at Universities of Music in Bern and Freiburg) • Mihael Šuler (Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, principal)
TIMPANI: • Raymond Curfs (soloist and principal timpanist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, professor at Universities of Music in Munich and Paris) • Peter Sadlo (soloist and professor at Universities of Music in Salzburg and Munich) • Jože Bogolin (soloist, Adams executive artist)
CONDUCTING: • Klaus Arp (Conductor and professor at Mannheimu University of Music) • Uroš Lajovic (Conductor and Professor of Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna)
Generates forms of passing knowledge for professional and career development of young artists.
It opens up opportunities for competitive performance in the contemporary market.
It gives competence and confidence for independent career.
Believes that every talented artist earns a successful career.
It supports the international mobility of artists and art works
It affects on new audiences development and cultural tourism.
Supports Intercultural Dialogue.
• FONDAZIONE ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA, Italy
• THE CITY MUNICIPALITY OF LJUBLJANA
• THE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME / EACEA
• FESTIVAL LJUBLJANA
• BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC DELEGACIÓN DE LA FUNDACIÓN / Spain
• FUNDACIO L’AUDITORI | L’ORCHESTRA / Spain
• KULTURNO DRUŠTVO BSA / Slovenia
• FOND DECA DECI / Serbia
• YOUNG MUSICIANS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / Great Britain
• NEDPHO | NKO NETHERLANDS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | The Netherlands
• ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE LILLE / France
• JU SARAJEVSKA FILHARMONIJA / Bosnia and Herzegovina
• MUZIČKI CENTAR CRNE GORE / Montenegro
• IYMF – INTERNATIONAL YEHUDI MENUHIN FOUNDATION / Belgium
• REGESTA.EXE SRL / Italy
• REGIONE LAZIO – DIREZIONE REGIONALE CULTURA E POLITICHE GIOVANILI /Italy
Partners and supporting partners are Academies and Institutions from 20 European Countries.