Anja Gaberc, harp

Anja GabercHarpist Anja Gaberc was born in 1983 in the town of Koper. The foundations of her musical career werw laid at the Center for Musical Education in Koper, where she was a pupil of professor Lučka Joksič. She then continued her education as a harp student at the Secondary School of Music in Ljubljana. Thanks to her musical talent she was also granted a special scholarship for gifted students (The Zois scholarship).

In the last few years she has perfected her technique by attending several music courses and seminars led by professors Ruda Kosi, Tomaž Lorenc, Patrizia Tassini, Štefica Žužek and others. Her performances at the TEMSIG state competitions won her several prizes and recognitions. For several years she has attended the special summer music course entitled »A July of Music on the Slovene Coast«, which is known for admitting only the best and most talented young Slovene musicians. In 2004 she received the »Antonio Tarsi« diploma and a special reward. She successfully performs also outside the Slovene territory. Among her greatest achievements are the 3rd prize at the international competition »Petar Konjović« in Belgrade and the 1st prize at the international young musicians’ competition in Genoa – »Arenzano 2004«. In 2004 she performed at the Ljubljana Castle in the context of the Young Virtuosi musical event during the Ljubljana Festival. Her performance was filmed by the Slovene national TV program and aired several times. In her career as a musician she gave more than 100 solo performances up to this date and has worked with numerous chamber music groups. In 2005 she was chosen to represent Slovenia at the 9th World Harp Congress in Dublin (Focus on Youth), where she also attended many seminars led by renowned harpists, such as Isabella Moretti, Susan McDonald, Jana Bouskova etc. She represented her country once again that same year by performing at the Crawford Art Gallery in the beautifull Irish city of Cork, which became the European Capital of Culture in 2005.
In 2006 she gave many successful recitals throughout Slovenia. Her performances with the string quartet of the Music Academy under the conduction of Ciril Škerjanc in Ljubljana and Pula (Croatia), gained her a great deal of recognition as well. Anja Gaberc was awarded with the national »Prešeren award« of Academy of Music Ljubljana. When she finished her musical studies in Slovenia she continued with harpist Jana Bouskova in Prague and later obtained her master degree in Bruxelles. Recently she is a professor at the Music Conservatories Ljubljana and Koper. She plays regularly in the RTV Slovenia Simfonic Orchestra, Opera and Slovenian Philharmonic, with flutist Brina Kafol (Duo Artemus) and with various others.