Trio Tempestoso explore des compositions dont la base s’inscrit dans des matériaux musicaux préexistants. Dans la technique picturale du “sgraffito”, des fragments de matière musicale servent de surface préparatoire à l’oeuvre qui est ensuite recouverte de couches supplémentaires de textures diverses. Cette étude, qui mêle les sensibilités de différents compositeurs, donne vie à une composition harmonieuse, nichée entre la fondation et la superposition. Leur répertoire coloré comprend certaines des pièces néo-classiques et baroques bien connues ainsi que des compositions récentes; dont les deux premieres seront présentés pendant le festival.
Sanja combines her love for an authentic expression with the numerous sound possibilities of chamber music playing. It is this fascination that gave her the idea of founding a trio, which is now known as Trio Tempestoso.
As a soloist and chamber musician Sanja is a prize winner of various classical music competitions in Slovenia, Italy and Germany.
In 2022 and 2019 her Trio Tempestoso was recognized as the prizewinner of two renowned contemporary prizes / competitions. 2022 they were awarded "Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize" for the interpretation of contemporary music (the prizewinner's concert will take place on the 27th of June at the Berliner Konzerthaus).
2019 they were named the winners of the "Boris Pergamenschikow Prize" for chamber music; making Trio Tempestoso the first ensemble with accordion to win any of the above mentioned recognitions.
Sanja is furthermore an absolute winner and a recipient of Special Performance Prize "Anguissola Scotti" at the Val Tidone Competition in Italy 2019.
She has been performing on Festivals such as Festival Ljubljana (Slovenia), Unerhörte Musik (Germany), Du Vert á L'infini (France), Nei Suoni dei Luoghi (Italy), Carniarmonie (Italy), working closely with Imago Sloveniae and Jeunesses Musicales and recording for Austrian Radio Ö1 and Radio Slovenia.
Storytelling trough symphonic poems and operas is what made Andraž fall in love with orchestral music, which he so much adores. But the stories are not only limited to program music that has texts or specific titles which refer to the composition, meaning can be found in every piece of music, be it orchestral or chamber music. The meaning in music is what Andraž strives to share with listeners, especially when it comes to modern repertoire.
As of 2021 Andraž is the new solo bass clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Between 2019 and 2021 Andraž has held an academy position with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has been performing with Orchestras such as: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera, Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and Graz Philharmonic Orchestra; working with conductors such as John Williams, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Harding, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christoph Eschenbach, Semyon Bychkov among others.
In 2018 he performed as a soloist with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, playing Mozarts Clarinet Concerto.
He is a winner of many competitions: Edmund Horwath Award 2021 (awarded to the best Wind-instrumentalist of the Academy of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Boris Pergamenschikow, Val Tidone, TEMSIG, Luigi Zanuccolli,...
Andraž studied at University for Music and Performing Arts Graz - at first with Professor Bertram Egger and later with Gerald Pachinger. At the moment he is studying Chamber Music with Professor Martin Spangenberg at the "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler".
Urban is a cellist, improvisor and chamber musician. Although he comes from classical background, he is nowadays mostly active in contemporary music, free improvisation, jazz and folk music. With his venturous character and restless curiosity, Urban is striving to bring out the endless possibilities that his instrument has to offer.
As the member of Trio Tempestoso, he is the winner of "Boris Pergamenschikow Preis" for Contemporary Chamber Music. In 2018 he released an album with a group Subconscious.Rituals and with his folk Trio Lumi they released an album in January 2021.
He performed in various countries and on festivals such as Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Festival Ljubljana, Mooste Folk Festival, Jazz Ljubljana Festival, Jazz Cerkno, Jazzinty, Bled Festival and Imago Sloveniae.
Since 2017 Urban is collaborating with the Czech Theatre group "Divadlo Continuo", where he is the co-creator and performer of music for the play called "Poledne".
He has been a part of different programs of the newly founded Slovenian Institute for Art research, critical thoughts and Philosophy ".abeceda", such as: Young Researchers I., Studio 8, .abeceda and .abeceda Ensemble for new music.
Urban started playing cello at the age of 7 in Škofja Loka and later studied cello with Karmen Pečar Koritnik at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana. In 2021 he completed his Bachelor studies in the class of Julian Arp at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz with honours.
He currently studies Chamber Music at the "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler" with Professor Martin Spangenberg.