9th International Congress on Cerebral Palsy
Bled, Slovenia, May 15 - 18, 2013
Parish Church, Bled
Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 20.00
Vocal chorus: Vox medicorum
Conductor: Denis Robnik
Vytautas Miskinis: Gloriosa dicta sunt
Sergej Rahmaninov (1873–1943): Bogorodice djevo
Thomas Tallis: Verily, verily I say unto you
Luigi da Palestrina: Adoramus te Christe
Orladno di Lasso: Bon jour mon Coeur
Ola Gjeilo: Northern Lights
Oton Župančič – arr. Mihael Rožanc: Da sem jaz ptičica
Slovene Littoral national song – arr. Mihael Rožanc: Dober večer, bog daj
André Caplet: Divertissements: "a la Francaise et a l"Espagnole"
Mikhail Glinka: Nocturne
Manuel de Falla y Matheu: Danse Espagnole
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Onegin fantasy
Frédéric Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptuytautas Miskinis: Gloriosa dicta sunt
Vocal group Vox medicorum was founded in 1979. At first it was an octet formed of students majoring in medicine. In time the octet has earned a nickname »octet with a flaw« as a result of regular incomplete casts at the concerts which was a result of overwhelming studies and work duties of its members. Nowadays 19 singers, including doctors of medicine, dentistry and other workers and students in medical care make up the ensemble. The group is an important part of Kulturno-umetniško društvo Kliničnega centra in Medicinske fakultete Dr. Lojz Kraigher (Culture and Art Society of Ljubljana Medical Centre and medical Faculty Dr. Lojz Kraigher) with regular concert performances at home and abroad. The voice of singing doctors takes an important part in the medical conventions and meetings since singing to their colleagues is Vox medicorum’s special mission. The group’s excellence was proven with an award at the Naša pesem, national choral competition in 1997. A year earlier, at 210th anniversary of the establishment of the first civilian hospital in Ljubljana the group’s highlights were showcased on the CD and cassette. The first conductor of the choir was Dr. Matjaž Vrtovec, who was followed by Dr. Judita Cvelbar and two conductors Milivoj Šurbek and Tomaž Faganel. In spring 2009, at 30th anniversary concert new CD »Musica animi medicina« was promoted. Since 2011 group is conducted by Judita Cvelbar, who works as dental doctor and also gathered her music education and experiences in her private time.
The conductor is now Denis Robnik who is currently working on his Masters thesis at the Slovene Music Academy.
Vox medicorum singers: Saba Battelino, Judita Cvelbar, Lucija Šarc, Mateja Vilar (sopran); Nina Bratanič, Marjanca Čuk, Polonca Mali, Monika Pavšek, Mojca Božič (alt); Peter Caserman, Janko Premelč, Roman Vahčič, (tenor); Darko Kovač, Matjaž Vrtovec (bas).
Alexandra Verbitskaya started to play piano at the age of five, and harp nine years old after entering the music lyceum of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Apart from her academic music teachers her constant instructor was also her mother Tatyana. Before long, she began winning national harp competitions, and carried on with her education abroad, taking a degree (with distinction) from Brussels Royal Conservatory, and rounding off her studies at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich as well as at Salzburg Mozarteum. Besides the harp awarded to her by maestro Zubin Mehta, she was successful at a number of international competitions, including the second prize in Brussels International Harp Competition, and in winning the first prize in Franz Josef Reinl competition in Vienna and Premio Citta di Padua in International competition in Italy. As a winner, she was invited to give a recital in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and received a public prize in 2009 presented by Musical Olympus festival foundation. She gives every year a master class in St. Petersburg Conservatory and St. Petersburg Conservatory musical lyceum. Since 2005 she has been solo harpist and pianist of the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra.