APRIL 21, 19:30
The Welcome Reception with Cultural Event will be held in Congress centre Cankarjev dom on 21 April 2008.
Terafolk is one of Slovenia's most successful contemporary bands, performing successfully throughout Europe many concerts. They have won the BBC's Radio 3 World Music Audience Award and amassed a cache of five star reviews along the way. Musically, they have evolved from playing only traditional music – Balkan, gypsy, Irish, klezmer – to now playing mostly Terafolk-composed music. Live performances started as duo gigs but now the band is performing concerts with Symphonic Orchestra and introducing more talented guests from Slovenia and abroad.
Anja Bukovec was born in 1978 in Ljubljana, where she was introduced to the violin at the age of six. After ten years of schooling abroad (Music Conservatorium Prague, School of Higher Musical Education Köln, and Vienna) under the wings of Professor Jaroslav Foltyn, Professor Igor Ozim and Professor Gratchi Arutunjan respectively, she returned to Slovenia in 2002, where she completed her post-graduate studies with Professor Vasilij Meljnikov at the Academy of Music.
Anja is famous as an artist who is proficient in different musical genres. She is a popular and appreciated guest of numerous casts and orchestras. As a solo performer and a member of chamber music casts, she regularly performs in Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia and Croatia. She has also performed in Romania, Australia and China.