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SANJA MLINARIČ

As a soloist and chamber musician Sanja is committed to a great variety of classical and contemporary repertoire. 

 

Being an accordionist, it brings Sanja a special kind of joy to try out the ideas, that were previously deemed impossible. She brought her instrument in the spotlight as the first accordionist to be awarded “Boris Pergamenschikow Prize” in 2019 as well as the “Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize” in 2022.

 

Moreover Sanja is the absolute winner and recipient of the Anguissola Scotti Prize at the Val Tidone Competition in 2019.

 

Since 2017 she is the founding member of Trio Tempestoso.

 

In addition to performing in concert houses such as Berliner Konzerthaus and Slovenian Philharmonic, Sanja played on festivals throught Europe: Unerhörte Musik (Germany), Festival Ljubljana (Slovenia), Du Vert á L'Infini (France)… She has been recording for Austrian Radio Ö1, German “Deutschlandfunk”, Slovenian “Radio Slovenija” and Radio New Zealand.

 

Sanja studied accordion in Graz (Austria) with Janne Rättyä and is currently studying chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Professor Martin Spangenberg.

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