Piano Trio


M. Bruch (1838 – 1920)                  Eight Pieces op. 83 no. 3

                                                           Andante con moto

J. Vella (1942 – 2018)                     A Serenade for Sonja op. 139

P. Hindemith (1895 – 1963)           Ludus Minor

Fuga prima ex C


Fuga secunda ex G


Fuga tertia ex F

C. Camilleri (1931 – 2009)             Divertimento no. 2

                                                           First movement

J. Brahms (1833 – 1897)                Clarinet Trio in A Minor op. 114


Jože Kotar was appointed principal clarinettist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in 2007, apart from being a tenured Professor at the Academy of Music, Ljubljana.  As a soloist, chamber musician, and member of various chamber ensembles, Jože performs world-wide, and also conducts master classes in both the Clarinet and Chamber Music in various prestigious Academies.  He has sat on adjudicating panels of International Competitions, and is a co-founder, member, and Artistic Director of the Slovenian Clarinet Orchestra.  He is also a member of the Ariart Wind Quintet and the MD7 Contemporary Music Ensemble.  Since 2007, Jože has been the conductor and the Artistic Director of the Trbovlje Workers’ Band.

Milan Hudnik is a Slovenian cellist, chamber musician, the assistant principal cellist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet, Ljubljana. Hudnik studied at Ljubljana Music Academy under the guidance of Prof. Ciril Škerjanec and in Brescia with Prof. Mario Brunello. As a soloist he has performed with leading Slovenian orchestras. In several recitals in duo with the pianist Hermina Hudnik, he premiered  many composition by Slovenian composers which he also recorded  for the Slovenian National Radio Broadcasting. He also often performs solo. In 2018 he released a CD of Kodaly’s Solo sonata and Duo with violinist Žiga Brank. He has recorded works by Avsec, Brahms, Glavina, Haydn, Hindemith, Hoffman, Kos, Martinu and Vasks.

Luca Ferrini studied piano, harpsichord, organ, and organ composition, graduating with full marks from the Conservatories of Trieste and Udine.  For almost thirty years he has performed in prestigious venues such as the St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, La Fenice,Venice, Ljubljana’s Cankar Hall and Philharmonic Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Manoel Theatre,Malta, Seoul National University, and many more.  He is a member of early music and contemporary ensembles (he has performed over 150 premieres), and has recorded 25 CDs, apart from recording for some ten European radios and televisions. He is an official accompanist at summer seminars and academies, as well as at international competitions in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Mexico, Armenia, and China.  He teaches pianoforte, harpsichord, and chamber music, and is collaborative pianist at the High School for Music of Koper-Capodistria, Slovenia and at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.