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MASTERCLASSES

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Concert Pianist, Composer, Professor,
CEO

Petra Koprivec is a concert pianist, professor, composer, and the director of Sofia Academy. She began playing the piano at the age of three and presents herself as a solo pianist, chamber music player, piano professor, and soloist with established symphony orchestras such as Slovenia's National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and Budapest's Danube Symphony Orchestra.

 

She is a prize winner of national piano competitions, a Gallus protégée and a protégée of AS foundation, a winner of the scholarship for specially talented musicians in Velenje, Slovenia for five years in a row, from 2010 to 2014 and a prize winner of the “Prešeren award".  

 

Mastering her skills at three conservatories of music: the Franc Liszt Academy in Budapest with dr. Laszlo Baranyay, the Conservatory of Music in Ljubljana with professor Dubravka Tomi - Srebotnjak, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels with world-renowned pianist Alexandar Madzar earned her two master degrees with honors (2013) and distinction (2016).

 

Petra has worked with musicians such as Kaneo Quartet, Terrafolk, and Symbolic Orchestra. She is writing music for acting and dance performances. In 2017, she formed Luminarte, a sextet that performed her own compositions and musical arrangements. 

 

Petra Koprivec co-founded Pianist's Corner, a new association based in Brussels, with Umut Vicdan in November 2019, where they opened a new venue - the very first place in Belgium hosting boutique house concerts with the world's most established and renowned artists, publishing them online - and is now expanding her organisation by opening Sofia Academy.

  

Her most recent and authentic project is her new Brussels-based Jazz Trio, with fellow musicians Alessio Campanozzi (IT) on double bass and Pierre Hurty (FR) on drums. A trio has a distinct sound; they perform her original compositions, which can be described as a blend of jazz, classical, and traditional music, emphasizing the importance of complex and diverse rhythms combined with sophisticated, beautiful melody and elegant harmonies.

Music. Nature. Serenity.

Join us for a tranquil retreat in nature, where you will journey within to discover yet unexplored musical dimensions. By diving into the depths of music mystery, this masterclass will honour your relationship with the

piano on a deeper level.

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International Piano Masterclass

We believe that true growth and development comes from immersing oneself in an environment that is both challenging and inspiring. Our recent piano masterclass brought together students from all over the world, from Japan, Belgium to Slovenia. It was an incredible experience for all of us, sharing ideas and techniques from different musical genres, and we can't wait to do it again.

Masterclass for select students

We understand that some students prefer a more personalised and focused learning experience, which is why we offer a small masterclass for select students as well. These exclusive sessions are designed to provide students with individualised attention and an opportunity to learn from the masters.

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Upcoming Masterclasses

Our classes are designed to be dynamic, interactive and inspiring. Subscribe to our mailing list or send us a request to receive notifications about our newest courses and upcoming events.

What We Offer

Piano Lessons

The luxury of having daily individual piano lessons as well as the possibility of listening to other students and group discussions.

Acommodation

We are hosting our guests in the pianist's country house, which is located at the same venue. Places are limited so make sure to reserve your spot.

There are many hotels and apartments nearby, so it is also possible to arrange accommodation on your own.

Lectures

Professor Koprivec will present three lectures on the following topics:

IMPROVISATION

SACRED GEOMETRY OF SOUND

THE ART OF RHYTHM

Food

Delicious, fresh, home-made delicacies

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

 

An organised trip to visit Olimje - proclaimed as the most beautiful village in all of Europe with the oldest monastery / farmacy,

Chocolate shop Olimje and Jelenov Greben, where you can observe and feed Bambies or treat yourself in regional food delicacies and drinks. 

Olimje - Sightseeing

Studio Time

Masterclass is held at the beautiful concert hall of Studio S, a charming, wooden hall with warm acoustics and an amazing grand Shigeru Kawai piano where we are organising all:

PIANO LESSONS

LECTURES

PRACTICE TIME

ALL-PARTICIPANT CONCERT

The entire masterclass is held in both English and Slovenian and lasts for 5 days

Additional Activities

Take advantage of your free time to visit the luxurious spa with thermal water and incredible saunas, go mineral water tasting at Rogaska Slatina, wine tasting at Vinotoč Mramor, go hiking, or just take a short walk through the forest and recharge your batteries. There are numerous ways in the area to improve your wellbeing.

PRICING

ALL INCLUSIVE: 400 €

masterclass + accommodation + food

ACTIVE: 320 €

Masterclass: Active Student

masterclass (without accommodation & food)

PASSIVE: 180 €

Masterclass: Passive Student

listening to lessons and lectures

  • INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTERCLASS with PETRA KOPRIVEC
    INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTERCLASS with PETRA KOPRIVEC
    Mon, 12 Aug
    Sofia Academy - Studio S
    12 Aug 2024, 15:00 – 17 Aug 2024, 15:00
    Sofia Academy - Studio S, Cmereška Gorca 39, 3253 Pristava pri Mestinju, Slovenia
    12 Aug 2024, 15:00 – 17 Aug 2024, 15:00
    Sofia Academy - Studio S, Cmereška Gorca 39, 3253 Pristava pri Mestinju, Slovenia
    Music. Nature. Serenity. Join us for a tranquil retreat in nature, where you will journey within to discover yet unexplored musical dimensions. By diving into the depths of music mystery, this masterclass will honour your relationship with the piano on a deeper level.
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