Zala Eva Kocijančič

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: Slovenian
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 1999/12/15

Zala is ‘a wonderfully gifted young musician with a real power of communication and complete command over the instrument. She performs with imagination, sensitivity as well as virtuosity and the temperament of a real artist’. These are the words of prof. Ioana Cristina Goicea, with whom Zala is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

She is getting her bachelors degree from Academy of Music in Ljubljana, under the mentorship of prof. Vasilij Meljnikov and is also a graduate of La Schola Cantorum in Paris where she worked with prof. Violeta Smailović Huart and got a Diplôme de concert with a special mention.

She is the winner of the Ohrid pearls 2022 competition, as well as an EMCY prize winner, Young virtuoso competition in Zagreb, XI. Concours International de violon ‘Alexandre Glazounov’ in Paris.

Zala is also a recipient of an award for special achievements of the University of Ljubljana. In their words she has recently distinguished herself with several outstanding achievements. Among other things, she performed the demanding work of Ernest Chausson in a superlative ensemble with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Slaven Kulenović, demonstrating depth, mastery and virtuosity. In addition to her solo work and achievements as a violinist, she was actively involved and performed as a member of the Piano Trio under the mentorship of Assoc. Prof. Miha Haas.’

As a soloist and a chamber music player she has regularly given recitals as a part of Festival Ljubljana, Glasbena mladina Ljubljanska, Glasbena mladina Osijek, Academy of Music in Ljubljana and has performed as a soloist with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Amadeo orchestra and Pro-Arte orchestra in Vienna. In the concert season 2022/23 she has won an audition to play Tchaikovsky Violin concerto with RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

If you are interested in working with Zala, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor (BWV 1001), Adagio and Fugue
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 1 in B minor (BWV 1002) Allemande and Double, Sarabande and Double
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 2 in A minor (BWV 1003)
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1004)
F. Kreisler, Recitativo and Scherzo – Caprice (Op. 6)
N. Paganini, Caprices No. 4, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 24 (Op.1)
J. H. Roman, Assagio in g minor, No. 1
H. Wieniawski, Caprice No. 1,2,3,4(Op. 18)

With piano

B. Bartok, Romanian dances
L. van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major
H. I. F. von Biber, Sonata for violin and continuo no.5 in e minor, C 142 E. Bloch, Nigun from Baal Shem
J. Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor (Op. 108)
J. Brahms, Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata
M. Bravničar, Suonata in modo antico
A. Corelli, Violin sonata in D major, op.5, no.1
A. Corelli, La Folia
G. Fauré, Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, op.13
A. Glazunov, Meditation
G. F. Händel, Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo No. 2 in G minor
F. Kreisler, Prelude and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
F. Kreisler, Sicilienne and Rigaudon
F. Kreisler, Schön Rosmarin
N. Matteis, Diverse bizzarie sopra la vecchia sarabanda o pur ciaccona J. Massenet, Meditation (from Thais)
P. Merku, Citira
W. A. Mozart, Violin Sonata in e minor, K.304
N. Paganini, Cantabile
N. Paganini, Moses Fantasy
A. Pärt, Fratres
S. Rachmaninov, Vocalise
C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise
P. Sarasate, Habanera
P. Sarasate, Romanza Andaluza (Op. 22)
P. Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Op. 20)
P. Sarasate, Malaguena
G. Tartini, Sonata No. 10 in G minor (Op. 1), “Didone abbandonata” P. I. Tchaikovsky, Valse sentimentale
F. M. Veracini, Sonata accademiche No. 12, op.2
H. Vieuxtemps, Fantasia appassionata Op.35
H. Wieniawski, Legende, op.17 H. Wieniawski, Kuyawiak

Chamber music

L. van Beethoven, Piano Trio no 3 in C minor op 1 no 3
L. van Beethoven, Piano trio – Variations on the theme ‘Ich bin der schneider Kakadu’ A. Borodin, String quartet No. 2 in D major
J. Brahms, Piano trio No. 3 in c minor
C. Debussy, Piano trio
J. Haydn, String quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op.33
G. F. Händel/ J. Halvorsen, Passacaglia
A. Pärt, Mozarts Adagio
S. Rachmaninov, Piano trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
D. Shostakovich, Five Pieces

With orchestra

E. Chausson, Poème (Op.25)
E. Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole (Op.21)
F. Mendelssohn -Bartholdy: Violin concerto in e minor (Op.64) W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G Major (K. 217)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D Major (K. 218) – Allegro
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No.5 in A major (K.219)
N. Paganini, Violin concerto No.1 in D major (Op.6)
M.Ravel, Tzigane
J. Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor (Op. 47)
D. Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor (op. 77)
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Violin concerto in D major (Op.35)
H. Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 2 (Op.19)
H. Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No.5 (Op.37)
G. B. Viotti, Violin Concerto in a minor, No. 22
A. Vivaldi, Concerto No.10 in B Minor for 4 Violins, Cello and Strings (RV 580)
H. Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor (Op. 22)

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