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Biography

NinaSenk3Nina Šenk (1982) graduated in composition from the Music Academy in Ljubljana under Prof. Pavel Mihelčič, continued her post-diploma studies in composition in Dresden under the mentorship of Prof. Lothar Voigtländer and obtained her master’s degree in the class of Prof. Matthias Pintscher at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, in 2008.

She is a recipient of many awards, including the European award for the best composition at the Young Euro Classic festival for her Concert for violin and orchestra in 2004, the Academy of Music Prešeren award as well as the first prize at the Weimar Spring Festival for Contemporary Music for her composition Movimento fluido in 2008.

Her works were performed at several important festivals (Salzburger Festspiele, New York Phil Biennial, Takefu Festival, Young Euro Classic, Kasseler Musiktage, Musica Viva München, Frankfurter Positionen, Weimarer Frühjahrstage, Heidelberger Frühling, Ljubljana Summer Festival, Slowind Festival, Slovenian Music Days, World Music Days, Maribor Festival, Unicum Festival, World Saxophone Congress…) and in many other concerts around the world with various orchestras and ensembles (New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatstheater Cottbus Orchestra, Young Euro Classic Festival Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Scharoun Ensemble, Ensemble Mosaik, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble United Berlin, Slowind Wind Quintet, Ensemble Aleph, Altera Veritas, MD7, DC8, Ensemble Concorde, Kammersymphonie Berlin and others).

In the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 seasons Nina Šenk was a Composer in Residence of the Staatstheater Cottbus Orchestra in Germany.

Biography