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


Selected as 2018–2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

1.9.18 – 1.6.2019

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is a unique space within Harvard—a school dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across all disciplines. Each year, the Institute hosts leading scholars, scientists, and artists from around the world in its renowned residential fellowship program. Radcliffe fosters innovative research collaborations and offers hundreds of public lectures, exhibitions, performances, conferences, and other events annually.



Minoriti Church Maribor, 22. 3. 2018 at 7. p. m.

Musical response to marvels
Medieval sacred music celebration concert on The European Day of Early Music

Performed by:
Ensemble !Kebataola!
Chamber Choir Carmina Slovenica,
Youth Choir Carmina Slovenica
Artistic director: Karmina Šilec
Music guidance: Jasmina Črnčič

Music: Gregorian chants, Kassia, Hildegard of Bingen, Codex Calixtinus, Codex Las Huelgas, Roman de Fauvel, Orthodox chants, Karmina Šilec etc.

David Lang: The little match girl passion

7. 1. 2018, Minoriti Church Maribor

Ensemble ¡Kebataola! (Tine Bec, Neža Vasle, Anja Šinigoj, Jaka Mihelač)
Artistic director Karmina Šilec

Astonishing and haunting The little match girl passion sets Andersen’s fable in the form of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In Lang’s own words, "the suffering of the Little Match Girl has been substituted for Jesus’, elevating […] her sorrow to a higher place."

Texts: David Lang po H. C. Andersen, H. P. Paull, Picander in Sv. Matej
for four voices - soprano, alto, tenor, and bass - and percussion

Choregie Concert Series

CHOREGIE Concert Series

Sounded Sculptures, 21. 10. 2017, Minoriti Church, Maribor
SToP - Slovenian Percussion Project and Concert Choir Carmina Slovenica, conductor Karmina Šilec

Six Houses, 11. 11. 2017, Minoriti Church, Maribor
Marko Hatlak (accordion) and Concert Choir Carmina Slovenica, conductor Karmina Šilec

Concert Meetings, 31. 1. 2018, Minoriti Church, Maribor
The Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra and Nika Gorič (soprano) 

VOGP: Music for survival, 3. 3. 2018, Slovene National Theatre Maribor
Vocal Orchestra VOGP, conductor Karmina Šilec

Gentlemen, Wash Your Hands, 29. 5. 2018, Minoriti Church Maribor
music by Ray Lustig, conductor Karmina Šilec
Ensemble !Kebataola!, ensemble Funtango, Aco Biščević, Nina Dominko

Karmina Šilec nominated for the Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities

The prize as an “Oscar for European Theatre” or “Oscar for Drama”

The Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities (EPTR) was founded to encourage new trends in European theatre in all its forms, articulations and expressions. The prize for theatre innovation has been awarded to Anatoly Vasiliev, Christoph Marthaler, Romeo Castellucci, Thomas Ostermeier, Katie Mitchell, Heiner Goebbels, Rimini Protokoll, Pippo Delbono, Guy Cassiers, Krzysztof Warlikowski, and others. Nominating the candidates, the jury works closely with several associate members of the prize board: Union des Théâtres de l'Europe, Association Internationale des Critiques de Théâtre, International Theatre Institute, UNESCO, European Festivals Association, former prize winners, representatives of European theatre festivals, theatres, institutions and also critics from major European newspapers.

Classical:Next 2017

18. 5. 2017, De Doelen, Rotterdam

Karmina Šilec as a panel speaker at TENSO conference slot

"Connecting people – choral music and more. Translating great choral projects to a wider field of classical music"

TENSO - the European network for professional chamber choirs

VOGP Music of survival

Premiere: 2. 3. 2018 at 8. p. m., Union Hall, Maribor

Vocal orchestra VOGP
Karmina Šilec

MUSIC: J. S. Bach, J. Brahms, L. van Beethoven, A. Dvořák, F. Chopin, M. Ravel and others in arrangements by internments Margaret Dryburgh in Norah Chambers

Documentary film Placebo

Finally! It's out there - and available! 

Documentary film PLACEBO  about making choregie project … journey of explorations, curiosity ... way into thinking about connections of body and mind, stage directing, visual parameters, "motion", "sculpting", ...

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