The 36th Radovljica Festival 2018 will take place between 4 and 21 August, and will be hosting almost fifty performers from ten countries presenting a variety of programmes from modern reconstructions of viking songs to Max Reger and Richard Strauss. Three concerts feature Slovenian musical heritage from the renaissance, baroque and classical periods. The festival also includes a workshop for singers and courses for recorder, organ and harpsichord.

A free festival bus from Ljubljana and Kranj is available to all concerts.

Recorder Masterclass with Mateja Bajt


From Thursday, 10 August, to Monday, 14 August 2017
Radovljica Manor


This masterclass is intended for pupils, students and teachers of the recorder who would like to hone their skills as ensemble players. The programme will focus on music for recorder ensemble of all levels of difficulty, and a stylistic range from the Middle Ages to the present day. The participants can bring their own repertoire; in this case they should add a list of desired pieces to their application and provide copies of the music. Otherwise, the repertoire will be suggested by the teacher.

The masterclass will take place from Thursday, 10 August 2017, starting at 10 am, and will be concluded with the Final Participants Concert on Monday, 14 August 2017 at 6 pm.

1008 Mateja Bajt foto Viktor Brazdil

Photo: Viktor Brázdil

Please register in time in order to allow arranging ensembles and their music in time. The fee for active participation is 230 € and includes tuition, material expenses and tickets for the concerts of the Radovljica Festival during the course. The fee for passive participation is 15 € a day.

It is up to each participant to organise their accommodation. Useful information is available on the website of the Radovljica Tourist Information Centre.

Additional information and applications to Mateja Bajt

The application should include your name and surname, address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth and a list of desired music. The tuition fee of 230 € will be paid at the start of the course.

Mateja Bajt studied the recorder with Hans Maria Kneihs at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. In 1994 she graduated as a music teacher and three years later obtained a master’s degree in concert performance, receiving an award from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. In 1998 she completed extraordinary studies with an emphasis on chamber music and contemporary works. She collaborates with renowned musicians from Slovenia and abroad, giving concerts throughout Europe as soloist, member and leader of various ensembles. In 2003 she recorded A Portrait of Love, a CD of French baroque music which was received with critical acclaim in Slovenia, Germany and Austria. She regularly gives summer courses and seminars for recorded teachers and pupils. She designed study plans for undergraduate and graduate recorder programmes. For a number of years she has been teaching at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet and the Academy of Music where the recorder was introduced in 2009.



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