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Carmina Slovenica

Carmina Slovenica is a production house covering a variety of activities: production of concerts and stage projects, festivals, publishing and education programs.

… radiate fantastic energy, composure and professionalism on stage ... In all positions fully master all techniques at all times with astonishing perfection ...
Le Monde

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… music of timelessness – from choral monophony, contemporary polyphony, clusters -, contemporary movements, youthful fluid, creative maturity, virtue-less time performed and set to music …
Večer

… a distinctly modern and effective score radiates in a new light and leaves a far stronger trace than the already existing staleness of performing arts …
Večer

… music theatre which … is becoming a category, a phenomenon and a measure on its own …
Večer

... Carmina Slovenica full of Balkan cordiality ...
... the richness of female vocal technique magically presented ...  
... a magnificent evening that the audience rewarded with a big round of applause ...
... Balkanika presented Carmina Slovenica as a choir of well-tuned and precise singers under safe guidance who mastered the special Balkan singing techniques convincingly ...  
... an outstanding performance, attractive enough to be put on the leading world stages ...
Delo

… Carmina Slovenica is shaping a new aesthetics in Slovenia which is far better understood by the openness of abroad than at home …
Večer

… her projects are included in the Slovene art pantheon of the unforgettable …
Večer

… the synaesthetic effect of individual elements of this comprehensive work of art particularly intensive and original ...
Večer

 … astonished at the ability of the young corpus, acting with confidence, mastering the challenging choreography, is verbally nimble and musically perfect …
Večer 

… dramaturgical arc of the performance is incontestable, and the suggestiveness of scenes underlined by incredible abilities of young women-actors, performers, finest interpreters … 
Večer

… Carmina Slovenica outlined a particularly glamorous music story … a brilliant performing body like no other in the world … 
Dnevnik

… passionate and musically professional appearances included at times a particularly terrifying carnivalesque savageness … yet at times they were distinguished by more sensitive body gestures
Odzven

... Carmina Slovenica from Maribor and its conductor Karmina Šilec know no interpretative boarders, no borders for ideas, compositions and themes …
Marjan Zlobec, Delo

… Carmina Slovenica singing is always hosanna to the one and only god -  to the god of the purest art.

Jože Štucin, Primorske novice

… Carmina Slovenica choir was again almost painfully perfect. Girls can do practically everything: technical infallibility, the changing of colour and expression, the adjusting of interpretation …

Gregor Pompe, Dnevnik

… their performance is best described as virtuosic: flawless intonation, crisp sound, brilliant, with refined movement (harmonious, resembling dance perfectionism in concluding moments), free-flowing, almost auto hypnotic – defined by an energy flow of an utterly disciplined and ambitious team …

Jure Dobovišek, Delo

… A perfect blend of voices, correct singing techniques (breathing), the ability of dynamic shading in the spectral sound arch that totally fills up the big concert hall and impregnates it with human voices; a detailed study of a really demanding and difficult programme, performed by heart, the self-confidence, deliberation, dedication and hope of a generation to come. What more would you like from these young girls!?

Marjan Zlobec, Delo

… with beauty and unbelievable fullness of the choral sound, tense interpretations or dialogue with the soloists …
… it seems like it is not difficult to be brilliant if you are curious, if you have an artistic goal …

Jure Dobovišek, Delo

… an expressive metastasis, thrillingly and intensively spread into the silence and scream of the scene in the unique mythological perfection. Not just calculated, but precisely and consciously set under the choral and stage light. That was choir theatre turned inside and towards the scream outside, a straight line from a folk legend to the magic line of shocking naturalism. An achievement measured in all segments with the most perfect choral and scene massages.
… an artistic performance, far from any solfeggio-like drill, but rather a choral theatre from darkness to light. Almost resembles a Dante-esque Hell performed by a choir …

Bogdan Učakar, Večer

... With Toxic Psalms Carmina Slovenica yet again proves to be a big leap ahead of its followers ...

Peter Rak, Delo

... The choir and the conductor have undoubtedly reached towards moments of light, pure and inquisitive stylistic touch …
… well known studious perfection …

Jure Dobovišek, Delo

… a superb musical scenario, a new big step forward …
… the powerful synthesis of singing and the instrumental as a logical completion and integral musical outline …
… artistic and popular perfection …

Bogdan Učakar, Večer

… mystique and profound expression …
... sophisticated harmony of voices and subtle tone resonance ...

Tjaša Krajnc, Večer

… the profiled, refined, musically, choreographically and theatrically perfected "performance" …

Tatjana Gregorič, Primorski dnevnik

... The most fascinating is the sound that the singers unveil throughout the performance …
The change of registers, the throat singing techniques, natural accessories and cultivated articulation seem so obvious and simple, as though they were a spontaneous game, an everyday form of communication …

Jože Štucin, Primorske novice

… She writes a sentence somewhere, saying that " … all good music creations require hard work and discipline, lots of talent and will, lots of love and giving", and after reading this book one can claim without doubt that Karmina Šilec has got all of it and more.  

Renata Rugelj, Bukla

… a refined sense for paralleling of artistic spaces, the present and the past, the sacral but also the agnostic, and even the atheistic …

Melita Forstnerič Hajnšek, Večer

… precision, elegance and suggestive power, without a single redundant ounce. It is hardly possible to experience something as suggestive as music and poetry which create in a person a perfect illusion that one has eluded death and that one’s spiritual dimension, interwoven in music and verse, will live forever.

Majda Suša, Primorske novice

… Pleading for Words thus creates a mystical atmosphere without mystifying, reaches a hallowed status without allegory; the demanding repertoire was chosen without artistic hermetism, dramatic effect reached without being pathetic, set and costume design perfected without pompousness or even exhibitionism …

Peter Rak, Delo

... The concert choir Carmina Slovenica is, without exaggeration, perfect. Despite having a body of singers resembling that of a chamber ensemble, it has got an incredibly wide scope: from always stable and accurate as well as unaspired pianissimo to a full-sounding forte singing …

Aljoša Škorja, Pogledi

… Plenitude of music experience!

Marjeta Gačeša, Ampak

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