Anja Brezavscek on Afternoon New Music

Anja Brezavscek
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Tune in to Afternoon New Music at 3 pm this Monday, February 8 for an exclusive live interview with flautist Anja Brezavšček. Anja Brezavšček will be playing alongside Haize Lizarazu and Kevin Austin in the collective aaaviary on Saturday, February 13th, at 7pm at Muchmore's in Brooklyn: 2 Havemeyer St, New York, 11211.

Anja Brezavšček is a Slovenian flautist specialising in contemporary repertoire. She has been the recipient of many awards and distinctions including the Academic Prešeren Award for her outstanding interpretation of Carl Nielsen's Concerto for flute and orchestra (2012), two First prizes in the ISA-Sommerakademie Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music (2011, 2012) and the first prize for Interpretation of Contemporary Music in the “Giovanni Musicisti” competition in Treviso (2013). She has obtained diplomas from the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music, the Ljubljana Academy of Music, and Master of Specialised Performance in Contemporary music at Hochschule für Musik Basel. Wishing to gain a deeper understanding of music theory & history, she studied musicology at the Faculty of arts, Ljubljana in parallel to her studies in performance. She performs regularly in chamber ensembles and as a soloist throughout Europe and is a member of a Slovenian Ensemble Neofonía and co-founder of Ensemble neuverBand.

All the way from Basel, Switzerland, NYC and Berlin-based collective aaaviary brings together three stellar young musicians and recent graduates of the world-renowned Basel Musik Akademie's Contemporary Music Master's in Performance program (Anja Brezavšček, flute; Haize Lizarazu, piano; Kevin Austin, trombone) to perform pieces by Morton Feldman, Salvatore Sciarrino, and James Tenney, among others. Guests Evan Runyon and Tristan Kasten-Krause, the founders of NYC's real loud, a new Brooklyn-based presenting organization, will play Giacinto Scelsi's luminous double bass duet Kshara. Rounding off the evening, sacred voice and noise electronics duo ARIADNE will perform one of their mind-melting sets of distorted voice, electronics, and out-of-this-world visuals. Saturday, February 13th, at 7pm at Muchmore's in Brooklyn: 2 Havemeyer St, New York, 11211.