Lana Trotovsek

violin
biography

Lana Trotovšek, described as "radiant" by Washington Post (September, 2014) was a student of Ruggiero Ricci. In September 2014 she appeared in two concerts with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante; and made her debut with Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, under Valery Gergioev in 2012 with Prokofiev Concerto No.1.

Trotovšek has performed at Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Frits Phillips in Eindhoven and elsewhere in Europe, China, UAE and USA. 

Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Arte TV (France) and RTV (Slovenia). Lana has recorded for Meridian, Signum, Champs Hill and Hedone records.

 Her performances in 2015/16 will include a solo recital at Wigmore Hall in June, Tchaikovsky concerto with RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra under George Pehlivanian, Tchaikovsky concerto with Sarajevo Philharmonic under Uros Lajovic, Brahms concerto with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Michigan in USA, Beethoven concerto with Zagreb Philharmonic in Lisinski Hall under Hans Graf and Mendelssohn concerto with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia under Dirk Brossé.

 

Trotovšek has an extensive chamber music repertoire. She was the leader of the Greenwich Trio, whose 'cellist was Stjepan Hauser (now member of the 2cellos) and pianist Yoko Misumi. They  won a number of prizes and awards including the George Solti Award and the Tunnell Trust Award and were protégées of Bernard Greenhouse. From 2011- 213, Lana was also the leader of the Badke Quartet, the winners of Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. 

 

She started to play the violin when she was 4. At the age of 17, Lana was taken under the auspices of Ruggiero Ricci, who was her mentor for 18 months. She has also been guided by Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Pierre Amoyal, Tasmin Little, Georgy Pauk, Edith Peinemann, Bernard Greenhouse and Menahem Pressler and has studied with Vasko Vassilev and Rivka Golani at Trinity College of Music and at the Royal College of Music in London with Itzhak Rashkovsky.

Lana Trotovšek was the recipient of the prestigious Prešeren Award from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which she received for her performance of the Khachaturian violin concerto in Slovenian Philharmonic Hall with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under George Pehlivanian in 2005.


She plays on Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin made in 1750 on loan from a private benefactor.


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Reviews
Violinist Lana Trotovsek gives radiant performance
2014-09-10 Washington Post, Washington, D. C.
"Trotovsek showcased her clean and refined tone and musical sense of phrasing, marked by a radiant pianissimo sound and impeccable intonation"
(Charles T. Downey)
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