Karmina Šilec, conductor and director - author

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Karmina Šilec, conductor and director - author

Karmina Šilec is a conductor and director - author, artistic director of Carmina Slovenica and new music theatre Choregie



  • Hewlett50 commission for new music theatre piece, 2018 (- 2022)
  • Fellowship at the Stellenbosch University Institute for Advanced Study, 2022
  • Harvard University/Radcliffe Institute for advanced study Fellow 2018-2019
  • The Sterija Award for original theatre music, 2018
  • Nomination for the Europe Theatre Prize - Theatrical Realities (EPTR), 2017
  • Golden Mask Theatre Award (together with Heiner Goebbels and Carmina Slovenica), 2016
  • Con tempus - Platform for contemporary art award, 2012
  • Music Theatre Now award in the category Music Beyond Opera (by the International Theatre Institute), 2008
  • International Robert Edler Prize, for exceptional contribution to the world choir movement, 2004
  • Teatarfest award for the most experimental theatre work, 2009
  • Glazer Credential for her achievements in the field of music, 2009
  • Carpe Vitam − Open Mind Stockholm award, 2005
  • Gallus award for outstanding achievements in the field of art, 2004
  • The Prešeren Award; highest Slovenian award for achievements in art (for Vampirabile), 2000
  • The main Ford Award for the preservation of natural and cultural heritage (for the project Slovenian Sounds), 2002,
  • Recognition of important artistic works (correspondent to D.M.A), University of Ljubljana (SL), 1998
  • Golden Bird award for a creative approach to choral singing by Liberal Academy, 1994
  • more than 20 highest international awards at international choral competitions:
    • Kathaumixw (CA) - two first and two second prizes; the choir is proclaimed "The most outstanding choir of Kathaumixw 94",
    • Golden Gate (USA) - three first prizes and the audience award,
    • Tampere (FI) best conductor of the competition, two golden stamps,
    • International competition Gallus Maribor (SL) - golden plaquette, first prize, five special awards,
    • Des Moines (USA) - two first prizes and a gold medal,
    • Llangollen (GB) - first prize,
    • Montreux (CH) - Prix OTM, Prix de Jury,
    • Neerpelt (BE) - Summa cum laude,
    • Kalundborg (DN) - first prize with the maximum possible number of points awarded, etc.)

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