Workshops, Seminars

//Workshops, Seminars
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Flute seminar and workshop – Ljubljana

09. 01. 2019, Franca Šturma Ljubljana Music School

SEMINAR and WORKSHOP for flute students, Franca Šturma Ljubljana Music School

Theme: practical solutions for flute playing problems – individualy work and “smart” practicing.


Performing workshop: training on stage, self-consciousness, practical exercises.
10 January, 2019|

Philipp Bernold – Domžale

15. 12. 2018, Domžale Music School

Flaute Workshop

Lecturer: Philipp Bernold (France)

Active participants: Nika Može, 1. l. UG and Alja Boštjančič, 3. l. UG Koper


15 December, 2018|

FlavtIstra 2018 – TOP Festival!

24. and 25. 11. 2018, Koper Music School

5th FlavtIstra Festival

International giury members: Jasmine Choi (Korea), Mario Caroli (Italy), Etni Molletones (Venezuele) and Matej Zupan (Slovenia).

»I had such a wonderful time in Koper at the last FlavtIstra 2018. First of all, I was very pleasantly surprised of the top level playing of the students who participated throughout all the ages from 9 years old to 24 years old. Secondly, and perhaps more importantely, this special concept that everyone plays a short concert (and get judges’ personal comments) rather than being compared or being competed was absolutely the highlight of the FlavtIstra. Because we as musicians, don’t learn or play for winning like athletes in the olympics, but we play simply because we love music, we love playing the flute, and we love sharing the joy. Thanks to Alenka Zupan’s philosophy, we were all happy before, during, and after the festival. This really serves the essence of music, and I wish all the very best for the future of this Flautistra. Bravo to you all:) .« Jasmine Choi, FlavtIstra 2018 giury member


27 November, 2018|

OKO and Eroika Aromatika – Austria

11. and 12. 11. 2018, Eisenstadt and Lisztzentrum Raiding, Austria

OKO and Eroika Aromatika Concert – Litoral chamber orchestra

Conductor: Patrik Greblo.

13 November, 2018|

Gareth McLearnon – KGBL

27. 09. 2018, KGBL Ljubljana

Lecture for flutists: prof. Gareth McLearnon (Ireland)
Lecture theme: Sound & articulation
27 September, 2018|

10 years-Jože Pohlen Gallery, Hrastovlje

21. 09. 2018, Hrastovlje

10 years – Jože Pohlen Gallery

Alenka Zupan, flute

21 September, 2018|
26.10.2015   Gainesville, Florida, USA University of Florida-Flavtistični oddelek/College of the Arts – School of Music, Gainesville, Florida, USA Flute Masterclass for flute students

10.10.2015   Bangkok, THAILAND Thailand Flute Festival, Bangkok, Thailand Flute Orchestra Workshop with performance for flute students

10.10.2015   Bangkok, THAILAND Thailand Flute Festival, Bangkok, Thailand Flute playing Workshop for flute students

19.-20.09.2015     Koper Music School MODRIART and Koper Music School FlavtIstra 4th WORKSHOP for Flute students and teachers project Manager: Alenka Zupan Lecturers: dr. Matej Plevnik, Rozana Bažec and Maja Gal Štromar INFO – http://www.flute-festival.com/    for flute students and teachers

24. – 31.07.2015   Izola Ars Haliaeti,  Izola Music School MASTERCLASSES Haliaeti 2015: FLUTE MASTERCLASS
for flute students

27. – 29.03.2015   Tivat, Music School, MONTENEGRO Tivat Music School, Montenegro Workshop: BETTER PERFORMANCE     for Tivat Music School students

22. and 23.11.2014   Koper Music School MODRIART and Koper Music school FLAVTISTRA 2014, 3. international young flutists platform Koper Music School Young Flutists Festival, Workshops for students and teachers, Presentations, Lectures, Concerts, Exhibition Lecturers: asist. dr. Matej Plevnik, Dušan Kitić, Alenka Rebula, Annemieke de Bruijn, Andrea Oliva, Maja Gal Štromar Concerts: Zagreb Flute Ensemble – ZAF, Flute Quartet 4Syrinx, 2Flutes and Andrea Oliva for flute students, teachers and flute lovers
“Wath can I say: Flute Festival FlavtIstra fantastic with a lot of gifted young Flutists, great collegues and a perfect organization in all details by the fine artist and sweet Lady Alenka Zupan. Pity only two days in Koper and not longer…I hope to come back soon! My best wishes to all of you.” Andrea Oliva (Italia)
“t was a really wonderful and great pleasure to be part of this Flute Festival 2014, organized by Alenka Zupan and Koper Music School. Many compliments for you and everybody who made this to a great success. Everybody was so kind and helpful. And so many enthusiastic and gifted young flutists, I enjoyed it so much. Thank you, dear Alenka, and all your friendly festival collegues!!! Special Ana and Erik for being my exhibitors, most of the time, you did it great!! Love and best wishes from the Netherlands” Annemieke de Bruijn (Netherlands)

11.10.2014     Koper Music School MODRIART and Koper Music School PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP for Flute teachers: Proper knowledge and tools in solving flute playing problems. Lecturers: asist. dr. Matej Plevnik, Rebeka Hren Dragolič, Maja Gal Štromar Organizer: Alenka Zupan    for flute teachers

15.08.2014     Bangkok, THAILAND Western Music Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Srinakharinworth University, Bangkok, Thailand FLUTE MASTERCLASS

for
students and professors

18. – 25.07.2014     Bled MODRIART s.p. 17th FLUTE WORKSHOP – PIKOLO solo and chamber program   for flute students

07. – 14.07.2014   Koper Ars Haliaeti, Koper Music School and University of Primorska MASTERCLASSES Haliaeti 2014: FLUTE MASTERCLASS for Flute students

10.-12.01.2014   Tolmin Flute Orchestra ZPGŠ intensive practice Flute Orchestra ZPGŠ CONDUCTOR and ARTISTIC LEADER   Common project (flute teachers ZPGŠ): for flute students and flute teachers ZPGŠ

07.12.2013     Zagorje Music School Zagorje Music School FLUTE DAY – flute workshop
for students
“We have planned for a long time to invite Alenka Zupan as a lecturer at our school, as part of 2nd Flute day. In fact, we were eager to bring her rich pedagogical knowledge to share with us. Finally, on December 7th, 2013 we realized this wish. We knew what will await us, but nevertheless we were positively surprised by her charismatic presentation of topics that were on the schedule. Of course Alenka can not give her knowledge fully in just one day, so she thoughtfully combined together all the interesting topics. We soon came up with the idea to meet again. Alenka, thank you and we will be happy to listen you next time!  Nataša Burger, flute teacher and Flute day organizor, Zagorje Music School

26.11.2013     St. Etienne, FRANCE Conservatoire Massenet de St. Etienne, Francija FLUTE WORKSHOP for students

12.10.2013     Koper Music School MODRIART and Koper Music School PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP for Flute teachers: How to solve fundamental elements problems of playing Flute II BODY POSTURE, BREATHING, TONE-EMBOUCHURE Lecturers: Nina Baša, Lija Frajnkovič, Katja Mlinar, Mojca Kolar Organizer and coordinator: Alenka Zupan    for flute teachers and students

14.08.2013     Bangkok, THAILAND Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand FLUTE MASTERCLASS

for
students

19. – 26.07.2013     Bled MODRIART s.p. 16th FLUTE WORKSHOP – PIKOLO solo and chamber program   for flute students

01. – 10.07.2013   Koper Ars Haliaeti, Koper Music School and University of Primorska Masterclasses Haliaeti 2013: FLUTE MASTERCLASS   for flute students

06.04.2013  Nova Gorica Music School Nova Gorica Music School Workshop for Flute Orchestra ZPGŠ pariticipants and concert   for flute students

26.02.2013  Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Escuela Elemental de Musica “Elila Mena”, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Workshop: PLAYING THE FLUTE Workshop: BETTER PERFORMANCE   for flute students

25.02.2013  Veron, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Escuela Elemental Veron, Punta Cana, Dominikanska Republika Demonstration: PLAYING THE RECORDER   for students

24. and 25.11.2012 Koper Music School MODRIART and Koper music School FLAVTISTRA 2012 2nd International young flutists platform, Koper Music School Festival, workshops, presentations, concerts, exhibitions   for flute teachers and students

20.10.2012   Koper Music School Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Catalog of contiuning education and training for professionals in education for the school year 2012/13 PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP for Flute teachers: How to solve fundamental elements problems of playing Flute TONE, TONGUE, TECHNIQUE, DYNAMICS, VIBRATO Lecturers: Felicita Heric Taškov, Ana Kavčič Pucihar, Liza Hawlina Prešiček, Nataša Puconja Coordinator and project leader: Alenka Zupan    for flute teachers and students

20.08. – 27.08.2012   Tivat, MONTENEGRO X. International workshop for woodwinds and brass instruments 2012 flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba FLUTE WORKSHOP   for flute students

14.08. – 18.08.2012   Koper Cultural Association Glasbene muze and University of Primorska with Music School Koper 1st International Summer Masterclasses University of Primorska FLUTE MASTERCLASS AND WORKSHOP ON BETTER PERFORMANCE   for flute students

07.08.2012  Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL Villa – Lobos e as crianças, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

WORKSHOP: BETTER ERFORMANCE

for students of social project Villa – Lobos (organization: prof. Sérgio Barboza)


06.08.2012  Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL Conservatório Brasileiro de Música, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil LESSON: BETTER PERFORMANCE  

for flute student: Guilherme Andrea

“Encontrar Alenka Zupan, foi especial. Sua sensibilidade, simpatia, musicalidade e expressividade marcaram-me com certeza. Sua preocupação em transmitir o vasto conhecimento e experiência como pedagoga, e assim encontrar soluções para resolver problemas de execução e interpretação, inspiraram e graciosamente ajudaram no crescimento musical dos vários alunos que encontrou e ouviu no Brasil, incluindo a mim.
“Tocar com o coração e energia”, disse-nos a cada instante. Tive um grande privilégio, de poder ser ouvido e ensinado de maneira particular, quando visitou-nos no Conservatório Brasileiro de Música no Rio de Janeiro.
Mais uma vez, obrigado Alenka Zupan”

“Meeting with Alenka Zupan was special. Her sensitivity, sympathy, musicality and expressiveness marked me for sure. Her concert to convey the vast knowledge and experience as an educator, and thus find solutions for ptoblems of implementation and interpretation, inspired and graciously helped in the growth of various musical students who she met and heard in Brazil, including me. Play with heart and energy,” she told us at every moment. I had a great privilege of being able to be heard and taught in a particular way when she visited us at the Brazilian Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro. Again, thank you Alenka Zupan.” Guilherme Andrea, flaute student


02.08.2012  Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

Instituto Baccarelli, Sao Paulo, Brasil

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE  

for flute teachers and students (organization prof. Rogerio Wolf)


01.08.2012  Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

Faculdade Cantaireira, Sao Paulo, Brasil

FLUTE WORKSHOP

for flute teachers and students (organization prof. Rogerio Wolf)


20. – 27.07.2012     Bled

MODRIART s.p. 15th FLUTE WORKSHOP – PIKOLO solo and chamber program

for flute students


09.06. – 10.06.2012   Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Banja Luka Flute Association WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE  

for teachers and students 


The insights Alenka Zupan shared with workshop participants, the awareness of the musical work, the breaking down of barriers between musical works and artists, as well as a barrier between artist and audience, belonging to the universal knowledge that Alenka systematically adjusted to flutists and led them to the demystification of fear and nervousness. This way, opened the way for an artist to be aware of a single channel between the work and the listener.
Her dedication and commitment is something we are all very grateful for.”

Sanja Matanović, mr. flute, president of the Association flutist Banjaluka


09.05.2012     Poreč Music School, CROATIA

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE

for teachers and students


03.04.2012     Kranj Music School

FLUTE WORKSHOP

 for students and teachers


24.03 – 25.03.2012   Tivat Music School, MONTENEGRO

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE  

for teachers and students


23.02.2012     Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Conservatorio Superior de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires “Astor Piazzolla”

FLUTE MASTERCLASS

for flute teachers and students


15.08. – 25.08.2011     Tivat, MONTENEGRO

IXth Inernational workshop for woodwind and brass instruments 2011

flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba

FLUTE WORKSHOP

for flute students


22. – 29.07.2011     BledMODRIART s.p.

14th FLUTE WORKSHOP – PIKOLO solo and chamber program

for flute students


30.03.2011       University of LjubljanaAcademy of Music Ljubljana

PRESENTATION OF THE MANUALS: Exercises for Flute I, II and III.

for students of Academy of Music Ljubljana 


“In my educational process I have often met with questions from pupils / students such as: “How should I practice? What exercises can improve my technique? Where should I be extra careful?”. To answer shortly, I can only say that you have to get the manuals, written by Alenka Zupan. Manuals are the result of her dedicated and in-depth teaching, studies, as well as practical knowledge when you “stand alone on stage”. Manuals provide ALL the necessary sections, which very carefully and with methodically clear  way explain the process from heard to played. Besides all the technical elements, the biggest impression bring particularly her “biblical” 10 golden rules that we (not just flutists!) should follow, and will allow us to enjoy our musical journey.” Matej Zupan, professor of flute at Academy of Music Ljubljana, Slovenia


05.-06.02.2011     Tivat Music School, MONTENEGRO

Tivat Music School and ARS praesentia Boke kotorske, Montenegro

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE  

for teachers and students


04.02.2011       Koper High School

Cultural marathon: Relaxation techniques

for high school students Koper

Photo: Fotosfera


15.01.2011     Vič – Rudnik Music School, Ljubljana

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE 2nd part

string quartet, prof. Tanja Babnik


01.12.2010 and 10.11.2010    Koper Music School

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE 1st part and 2nd part – contact with yourself and with audience – playing with intention

for teachers and students of flute, piano, violin, accordion, chamber music


06.10.2010    Koper Music School

PRESENTATION OF THE MANUALS E

xercises for Flute I, II and III

for Slovenian flute teachers


21.08. – 29.08.2010   Tivat, MONTENEGRO

VIIIth Inernational workshop for woodwind and brass instruments 2010

flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba

FLUTE WORKSHOP

for flute students


23. – 30.07.2010     Bled, MODRIART s.p.

13th FLUTE WORKSHOP – PIKOLO solo and chamber program

for flute students


24. – 31.07.2009     Bled, MODRIART s.p.

12th FLUTE WORKSHOP – PIKOLO solo and chamber program

for flute students


30.05.2009   Slavonski Brod, CROATIA

Flute Association “Brod fairy”, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE 1st part and 2nd part – contact with yourself and with audience – playing with intention

for teachers and students of flute, guitar and violin


30.01.2009    Koper Music School

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE 2nd part – playing with intention

Participant feedback on the workshop: “The workshop gave me an important insight into my playing and several ideas and huge motivation for my future work. I will gladly perform regular exercises for relaxation, concentration and interpretation as the atmosphere in the hall and on stage was much more relaxed and the interpretation much more expressive already after the completion of this first workshop. The difference between the participants’ initial and final performance was amazing, the progress we made an inevitable result of your workshop.” Joca Zurc, a 9th year student of classical accordion in the class of Erika Udovič – Kovačič, MA, teacher at the Koper Music School


28.01.2009   Litoral union of music schools Nova Gorica Music School

Meeting of flute teachers of Literal union of music schools  

pubic lessons with three students


10.12.2008     Koper Music School

WORKSHOP: BETTER PERFORMANCE 1st part – contact with yourself and with audience

for strings department


30.11.2008   Croatian Philharmonic Society, Zagreb, CROATIA

HDF Croatia Flutist Association of Zagreb (Croatia)

SEMINAR: Scene performance, mastering fear and playing with intention 

Participant feedback on the workshop: “Your seminar was very interesting and useful. So far, Croatia has seen no opportunity to address the concept and psychology of performance in such a way. The feedback and comments from the participants are excellent. It would be wonderful if students and teachers had the opportunity of regularly work on their performance awareness. Tone projection, interpretation intensity, communication with the audience exclusively through music, that is through live music and creative tone without employing external elements such as movement, are the basics of artistic interpretation, which is often forgotten. Your persistent demands that we should communicate only through tone and the manners in which the tone expressions can be modified or/and developed were very effective, your exercises very instructive. The simplicity of the exercises and the ease with which they lead you to better results are incredible indeed. Your seminar was such an enriching experience for me that I am very grateful that you have decided to come and share your knowledge and experience with us.” Renata Penezić,