Glasbena matica Ljubljana


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Kulturno društvo Glasbena matica Ljubljana
Vegova 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 421 0593, 386 (0) 41 686 146, 386 (0) 51 359 313
Ivanka Mulec Ploj, President
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Past Events
  • 30 July 2016
    How to Become a Slovene in 50 Minutes, produced by the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and co-produced by Glasbena matica Ljubljana and the Cultural Association Raz/seljeni, in Prepotto Di San Pelagio, Italy
  • 16 July 2016
    How to Become a Slovene in 50 Minutes, produced by the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and co-produced by Glasbena matica Ljubljana and the Cultural Association Raz/seljeni, at Civico Museo Sartorio in Trieste/Trst, Italy
  • 19 November to 11 December 2015
    How to Become a Slovene in 50 Minutes, co-produced by the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and Glasbena matica Ljubljana, at Društvena dvorana Boljunec, Dvorana Roma, Gorizia Cultural Centre, Kulturni dom A. Sirka, Kulturni dom Igo Gruden, Kulturni dom Prosek – Kontovel, Ljudski dom G. Canciani in Aurisina/Nabrežina, Bagnoli della Rosandra/Boljunec, Gorizia/Gorica, Muggia/Milje, Santa Croce/Križ, Trieste/Trst, Italy
  • 29 May to 1 June 2013
    SIGIC, Slovene Music Information Centre presenting Discography Unit, RTV Slovenia (ZKP RTV SLO), Editions by the Society of Slovene Composers, Academy Branimir Slokar, Glasbena matica Ljubljana, and Intek d.o.o. at the Classical:NEXT at MAK in Vienna, Austria
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Established in 1872, the cultural society Glasbena matica Ljubljana played an important role in preserving and expanding Slovene musical heritage by establishing the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory, the Academy of Music, and the sheet music store Muzikalije. Now it mainly focuses on producing and publishing choral music and maintaining choir schools as well as concert activities.


The cultural society Glasbena matica Ljubljana was established with the objective to enrich the Slovene musical scene. Already in the first year after its foundation, it began with the publication of a variety of compositions by Slovene composers. Within its framework were also archives, an art section for the publication of sheet music, a concert agency, a bookshop, an orchestral society, a music school, and a choir.

Publishing soon became one of its regular and most important activities, in particular, the publication of choir sheet music, CDs of Slovene authors, as well as books which due to their specificity would be less attractive for other publishing houses.

In 2002, at the occasion of its 130th anniversary, the society designated four primary fields of action for its future development: the establishment of vocal ensembles, the organisation of concerts, music education, and music publishing.

Workshops and musical education

In 2006 the society established a choir school headed by Urša Lah. The school now also offers a course in music theory.

The society also organises various educational events, such as master classes and seminars for choir leaders, choir singers and music teachers. Workshops are given by choir conductors, such as Steffan Schreyer, chief conductor of the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, and Ragnar Rasmussen, a well-known Norwegian conductor.

Glasbena matica also leads the Maribor International Orchestra 2012 project, funded by the Culture 2007–2013 programme of the European Commission.

Concert activities

Every year the Glasbena matica Ljubljana organises up to 20 concerts and a few musical events, including discussions with well-known Slovene musicians and music experts. The yearly concert cycle includes choral and chamber music concerts, as well as solo recitals.

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