Concert of Slovenian Composer Tomaž Svete Is Held in Kyiv
In January 2017, Kyiv hosted a concert from the cycle of “Kyiv Cameratas” by the famous string orchestra of soloists of the National Opera of Ukraine under the title “Slovenia-Ukraine Dialogues” with the participation of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine and the National Ensemble of Soloists.
The concert was entirely devoted to the work of the Slovenian composer Tomaž Svete except for the triptych for solo violin “On Verkhovyna” by the Ukrainian composer Yevgeny Stankovich.
The concert program included compositions by Tomaž Svete: “Le chant des pecheurs des perles” (“A Song of Pearl Hunters”), first part of the second symphony (“Egyptian”), “Partita” for solo violin and the “Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra”, which premiered on 16 February 2016 at the Cankar Centre in Ljubljana during a regular concert of the RTV Slovenija symphony orchestra.
Arkadij Winokurow and Lalita Svete were the soloists, and the orchestra of the Kyiv Camerata was conducted by Valery Matyukhin.
Tomaž Svete, a professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor, is a well-known Slovenian composer of opera music. He creates oratorios, cantatas, choral tunes, and chamber and orchestral compositions. Svete is a winner of the Jože Kozina Award in 2016 for his services in the field of musical and stage art.