uraj, Vito (b. May 7, 1979, Ljubljana). Slovenian composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Europe.
Mr. uraj studied composition with Marko Mihevc at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he graduated in 2002. He has had post-graduate studies in both acoustic and electroacoustic music with Lothar Voigtländer at the Carl Maria von Weber Musikhochschule in Dresden since 2002. He has also regularly attended masterclasses with Michael Jarrell in Switzerland since 2001.
His honors include the Prešeren Prize from both the Academy of Music in Ljubljana (2001) and the University of Ljubljana (2001), as well as a prize from the Studio for Percussion Instruments at the Academy of Music (2002). He was the first Slovenian composer to be invited to present himself in the National Assembly in Ljubljana (2001) and his Musica da camera represented Slovenia at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (2002). His works have been performed throughout Slovenia and in Germany and Switzerland, including four portrait concerts.
Mr. uraj has served as chair of the Young Composers Club of the Society of Slovenian Composers since 2000.
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COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
ORCHESTRAL: Torklja (overture), large orchestra (minimum 60 players), 1999; Burlesque, 2000; Musica da camera, musical saw, small orchestra (18 players), 2001; Schrei des Todes, large orchestra (85 players), 2003; Tango, flute, orchestra, 2003 (version of chamber work)
CHAMBER MUSIC: Loneliness, cello, 1997; Duo, clarinet, viola, 1998; String Quartet No. 1, 1998; Wind Quintet, 'In stile orientale', flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 1998; Space Echoes, flute (+ gong), synthesizer, 5 percussion, 1999; Divertimento, 2 flutes, trumpet, piano, percussion, string quartet, 2000; Tango, flute, piano, 2000 (also versions for flute, orchestra; clarinet/violin/cello, piano, 2002); Fanfare per trombe, 4 French horns/4 trumpets, 2000; Three Bagatelles for Wind Trio, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2000; Fanfare for Percussion, 4 percussion, 2001; Cloop, alto flute, musical saw, percussion, 2001; Clarinettissimo, clarinet, 2002; Kontra, clarinet, French horn, percussion, string quartet, double bass, 2002 (one section may be performed separately: Cadenza per corno solo, French horn); Want to Practice... (musical scene), flute, French horn, 2003
CHORAL: Three Short Pieces (texts by Dragotin Kette, the Ave Maria), mixed chorus, 1998-2000; Ave Maria, female chorus, 2000; O Magnum Mysterium, mixed chorus, 2001
VOCAL: Memento Mori (text by France Prešeren), soprano, piano, 2000; Silencio (text by Federico García Lorca), soprano, piano, 2001; Three Songs on Poems by Federico García Lorca, soprano, large orchestra (92 players), 2002
PIANO: Fantasy, 1996; Liebestraum, 1996; Fugue, 2000
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Pianofonics, piano, interactive live electronics, 2002
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