Ljubljana Musical Youth

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Glasbena mladina ljubljanska
Slovenska 11, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 426 8471, 386 (0) 41 730 430
Fax386 (0) 1 426 8472
Marinka Gombač, Producer

Ljubljana Musical Youth is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1964 by conductor Ciril Cvetko. The first organisation of its type in Slovenia, it organises musical performances for young Slovene musicians both in Ljubljana and elsewhere in Slovenia. Educational musical events that include orchestral performances enhanced with commentary are also organised at schools as well as traditional yearly concert cycles that feature performances of classical music by talented students.

Concert activities

Along with 15 other organisations, Ljubljana Musical Youth is a member of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), Slovenia and a principal driving force of development in the world of young musicians seeking to establish themselves.

One of the many concert cycles that the Ljubljana Musical Youth organises each year is entitled "Autumn Serenades". Initially prepared by violinist Tomaž Lorenz, it is currently led by clarinet player Boris Rener. The concert cycle features performances of classical music works by young musicians, students of the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory and the Academy of Music. Many concerts featuring performances of young instrumentalists and vocalists are held each year at locations in Ljubljana, such as the Ljubljana Town Hall, Grand Hotel Union and the City Museum of Ljubljana.

The organisation also participates with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra in organising concerts and musical educational events. These present orchestral pieces of classical music as well as overtures and arias from operas, by composers such as W. A. Mozart, J. Strauss II and G. Rossini, to young audiences.

Veter mixed choir

In 1989 the organisation established the Veter Mixed Youth Choir whose members are mostly secondary school students. The choir, conducted by Tereza Podlogar organises a yearly concert in Ljubljana and participates in competitions in Slovenia and abroad.


Ljubljana Musical Youth has published a collection of notations of songs for school choirs which feature Czech, Polish, and Slovak folk songs, as well as the audio CDs Mikrokozmos (Veter choir songs) and Autumn Serenades - 30 years of Glasbena mladina ljubljanska, which features a selection of performances by professional Slovene musicians.

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