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Klara Tomljanovic – the guitarist

The guitarist, born and also grown up in Slovenia, studied with Professor Sonja Prunnbauer in Freiburg (Germany) and with Professor Oscar Ghiglia in Basel (Switzerland).

Already during her study, the musician started to play in the Aleph Guitar Quartet. In the following years, thanks to an intensive engagement with new music and numerous appearances at festivals of contemporary music in Europe and Asia the ensemble has succeeded in making a name for itself.

During the 14 years of Klara Tomljanovic’s membership in Aleph several new pieces originated and the guitar repertoire of the four musicians was considerably enlarged. Some of the important premieres of the quartet were by Vinko Globokar, Nicolas A. Huber, Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas, Helmut Oehring, Martin Smolka.

Klara Tomljanovic also played with other noted ensembles (Ensemble Mosaic, Academy of the Ensemble Modern, Slowind), orchestras (Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Southwest Broadcasting Stuttgart SWR, orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic, orchestra of the Slovenian broadcasting company). In addition, she worked together with the following soloists: Teodoro Anzellotti, Ernesto Molinari, Isao Nakamura, Petra Hoffmann, Renate Greiss-Armin, Miguel Àngel Marín, Uroš Rojko, and others.

Although the musician as a soloist and in chamber music completely dedicates herself to her interpretations of new music on an emotional as well as intellectual level, she does not abandon her classical guitar repertoire. Therefore, her programmes repeatedly distinguish themselves by solo pieces, above all of the early 20th century, which she interprets with sensuous presence, guaranteeing an immense stage presence.

She has performed on the following stages:

Musik Eclat (Stuttgart), Maerzmusik (Berlin), Musik Protokoll (Graz), Musica viva (Munich), Internationale Weingartener Tage für Neue Musik, Hamburger Klangwerktage, Warsaw Autumn (Poland), Archipel (Geneva), Rote Fabrik (Zurich), Pan Festival (Seoul – South Korea), Villa Massimo (Rome), Festival Slowind (Ljubljana – Slovenia), Teatre Metropol (Tarragona – Spain), ISCM World Music Days …

Klara Tomljanovic lives in Karlsruhe (Germany) and Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Furthermore she is a member of the Ensemble Experimental of the SWR (South West Radio) where  she since 2012 perform regularly as soloist or chamber musician.