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BIOGRAPHY

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Nežka Prosenjak is a highly esteemed percussionist and musician, regularly performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and artistic collaborator in various groups and settings. At the age of nine she began her musical career with percussion at the local music school in Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia. After quickly surpassing her fellow school-members, she decided to continue her studies at the Maribor Conservatory of Music & Ballet. Upon her competition of her studies in Maribor in 2014, she began studying at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, under the direction of world-renowned Professor Ulrike Stadler. Nežka has already collection numerous awards for musical interpretation and virtuosity. In recent years, she has won 10 prizes in both National and International music competitions, such as 1st prize at the Italian Percussive Arts Society International Competition (2017), 1st prize at the “Malletlab” international competition (2018), and 3rd prize at the “Marimba Festival Bamberg” (2018). Prior to these successes, was a finalist in the “Slovenian Eurovision Competition" in 2014, participated in many international master classes, and has been continuously inspired through her work and collaborations with artists such as Johannes Fischer, Alexey Gerassimez, Katarzyna Mycka, and Theodor Milkov. Nežka also maintains an active international profile, performing across the world in countries such Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Scotland, USA, Great Britain, Portugal, Netherlands and Spain. She has appeared internationally from a very young age also as a guest soloists with renowned orchestras such as the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and the Slovenian Military Orchestra. In 2018 she premiered a piece by Ivan Trevino at one of the largest drum and percussion events in the world PASIC.  Additionally, she maintained a residency as a member of the National Slovenian Opera for 2 full-year contracts, serving as the principal percussionist of the orchestra and has done a Praktikum with the Bern Symphony Orchestra in the season 2021/2022. Nežka continues to pursue ambitious and demanding projects and collaborations in Classical, Contemporary, and Experimental music, traveling internationally to collaborate with artists on the forefront of musical exploration.

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