Karmina Šilec

artistic director

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  • Carmina Slovenica


Karmina Šilec has brought freshness and originality to the world of vocal music and theatre, opening new spaces of expression, persuasiveness, intensity of experience, and communication. Her projects are provocative, daring; her ideas break taboos, both those of the society and music. With her Choregie concept and its innovative interventions, she has opened wider artistic spaces and set trends worldwide.
She is an artistic director of Carmina Slovenica and Choregie – New Music Theatre, conductor, stage director, set designer and choreographer. She works with the most prominent festivals and artists worldwide and is considered as an interesting creative phenomenon. Karmina Šilec has received more than 20 highest international awards, among them prestigious ITI - Music Theatre Now award in category Music beyond Opera and Robert Edler award for her contribution to the world choir movement.
As conductor she has projects with various ensembles: the Carmina Slovenica choir, the Radio Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet, the Slovenian National Project Choir, the ¡Kebataola! ensemble, and many ensembles worldwide.
Her ensemble Carmina Slovenica has been invited to art events of the highest esteem such as the World Music Days (organized by the ISCM), Ruhrtriennale, Festival d'Automne á Paris, Moscow Easter Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Ruhrtriennale, Melbourne Festival, the European Symposium on Choral Music (organized by the IFCM), Steirischer Herbst, Holland festival, America Cantat, etc.

participating in

  • Classical:NEXT 2017
  • Classical:NEXT 2015