The conductor Karmina Šilec was awarded for the project Vampirabile, premiered with the choir Carmina Slovenica in April 2000 in the Gallus Hall, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana.
"Karmina Šilec has been contributing greatly to our cultural arena for years with her fresh and innovative approach to choral movement. Her influence on the development of Slovene youth choral singing and the growth of Slovene choral creativity is outstanding. She achieved one of her most convincing interpretative heights with the project Vampirabile, performed with the Carmina Slovenica choir.
Vampirabile gives a superb choral message in all segments, comprised of works of various contemporary composers, ingeniously linked into a dramaturgical whole. Precise singing discipline, youthful energy, imaginative and artistically convincing music and set design are the elements that distinguish the performance which creepily and intensively spreads out into the silence and the scream of musical narration. A rich and secret world of myths, legends, spells and pleas lures us with its
intertwinement of imagination and reality of nature and man, belief and experience, hope and anxiety, powerfulness and helplessness …"
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