Slovakian Organ Music
unfortunately won't participate this year.
Organist RENATA BAUER studied the piano at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with Tanja Zrimšek and Zdenka Novak and the organ with Hubert Bergant. In 1984, she graduated with honours in both instruments. She completed her specialist degree in piano with Olga Jovanović in Belgrade and in organ with Hubert Bergant in 1995. She concluded her postgraduate study with a recital, performing works by Max Reger on the Schuke organ in the Gallus Hall of Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana. She is Associate Professor of organ at the Academy of Music. Twenty-nine graduate and two postgraduate students have so far completed their studies in her class. She was the president of the jury in the Fifth European Competition for Young Organists in Ljubljana in 2001, and a member of the jury in the National Competition for Young Musicians, in the discipline of organ in 2005 and 2007 (Varaždin, Zagreb, respectively), and in the Competition for Young Organists in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2007. In the years 2009 and 2018, she was the president of the jury in the Competition of Slovenian Organists. She has given recitals in Slovenia, England, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria and performed at the festivals in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Italy. She collaborates with various chamber groups. She is the artistic director of the Franc Goršič Summer Organ Series and the Summer in Trnovo. She regularly holds organ masterclasses. She organizes concerts for children and adolescents, promoting the art of organ in this way