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Karmina Šilec has brought freshness and speciality for opening new spaces of expression, persuasiveness, intensity of experience and communication into world of  music. As conductor she has projects with various ansambles: Carmina Slovenica choir, Symphony orchestra of National Radio of Slovenia, National Opera and ballet in Maribor Slovenia, Slovenian National Project Choir, ansamble !Kebataola!, Orchestra Chorus Instrumentalis and many ansambles worldwide.

In “Choregie – vocal theatre”, with innovative interventions, she opened wider space to trend of complex many-type artistic events. Her staged productions incorporate music, drama, movement and other stage elements.Such latest stage produductions were: From time immemorial, Drum cafe, CS Light, Scivias, Stripsody, Vampirabile, Adiemus, Slovenian sounds – award winning productions performed on many international festivals and broadcasted by EBU and Eurovison.

With extended vocal technique  and interdisciplinary performance, Karmina Šilec create performances that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, sound and light, image and object, in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception.

In selecting avantgarde repertoire her ground breaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloeloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of vocal concert performances, creating landscapes of sounds.

Karmina Šilec performed on concert stages worldwide – from the Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana to the San Francisco Symphony Hall, from the Teresa Carreño Theatre in Caracas and to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Teatro Colon and has  has been invited to the  music events of the highest esteem such as World Music Days (organized by ISCM),  World and European Symposium for Choral Music (organized by IFCM), Eastern Festival in Moskow, Dresden Musikfestspiele, Polyfollia, America Cantata, Choir Olympics, Europa Cantat etc.

Her permanent ansamble - Concert choir Carmina Slovenica is one of the leading ensembles of the world choir movement. It is also one of the foremost avantgarde vocal ensembles, creating contemporary music projects.

She also works as an artistic adviser for choral music, jury member or member of artistic committees at international choral festivals and competitions.  Karmina Šilec very often gives lectures to conductors, singers, students and menagers all around the world. She is regularly a guest conductor or adviser to different ansambles.

In 2004 she was awarded with  international Robert Edler Prize for Choral Music,  2001  received the Award of Prešeren fund  for the project “Vampirabile




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