Mojca Vedernjak - Mezzo-soprano
Mojca Vedernjak (to the right) with pianist Stefka Perifanova
“I have always been attracted and fascinated by the magic of music. Equally, singing has been and always will be the most familiar, most beautiful and most expressive instrument to me.” Mojca Vedernjak
With a wide repertoire of styles from baroque to contemporary, the mezzo-soprano Mojca Vedernjak is as comfortable on the opera stage as she is in the concert hall. From 1999 to 2003 she was engaged by Theater Bielefeld. Now freelance, she has appeared at various European opera houses and opera festivals. Her appearances include such roles as Angelina / La Cenerentola, Rosina / Il barbiere di Siviglia, Doralice / La Gazzetta, Contessa Melibea / Il viaggio a Reims, Hänsel / Hänsel und Gretel, Dorabella / Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino / Le nozze di Figaro, Idamante / Idomeneo, Cecilio / Luccio Silla, Charlotte / Werther, Marguerite / La Damnation de Faust and Carmen / Carmen.
Mojca Vedernjak has given numerous concert performances including most notably with the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Orchestre National de Lille, Janacek Philharmonic, the Bielefelder Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Swiss Chamber Orchestra with renowned conductors Stefan Asbury, Monica Buckland, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Howard Griffiths, Michael Hofstetter, Dirk Kaftan, Peter Kuhn, Uroš Lajovic and Jacques Mercier.
She has also given numerous recitals and has sang in diverse chamber music projects throughout Europe, participating in various concert- and opera CD recordings as well as studio recordings in Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. With her long-time pianist, Stefka Perifanova, she recorded the CD “Banalités” with songs from Poulenc, Krek, Schönberg, Škerjanc and Montsalvatge. Together, they are especially interested in the less known art-song repertoire, particularly of the 20th century in addition to a mutual interest in the lesser known female composers from various epochs.Mojca Vedernjak graduated with Distinction in singing from the Ljubljana Music Academy.
With a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia specialisations followed at the Opera Studio and in concert singing (Konzertklasse) of the Music Academy in Basel. Mojca was also a member of the International Opera Studio through the Opera House Zürich
Mojca Vedernjak appears in:
Album PV 105 (2020)
featuring Mojca Vedernjak - mezzo-soprano & Stefka Perifanova - piano
Songs by Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann, Pauline Viardot, Lusie Greger, Dora Pejačević, Alma Mahler
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