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Residency of Sara Caneva - Juraj Marko Žerovnik

hosted by Piccolo Opera Festival
Participating countries:
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Theatre
© Sara Caneva


  • From 01-02-2023 to 16-07-2023
Generation #1


Capriva del Friuli

Project summary

The project creates the opportunity for two young composers (one Italian and one Slovenian) to have a chamber opera performed as a fully staged work. The project will produce a chamber opera in two parts (each of max 40 minutes) with soloists, actor and ensemble of 15 elements. All the creative process will develop from the cities of Gorizia and Nova Gorica's cultural and historical heritage in order to investigate new languages of contemporary musical theatre - the next generation creating a truly borderless cultural and musical ecosystem.


Sara Caneva - Juraj Marko Žerovnik

Biography: For reason of space please check Sara Caneva's biography from her website. Juraj Marko Žerovnik was born in 1993 in Rijeka, where he started his musical education. In 2017 he graduated piano and in 2018 composition, both at the Zagreb Music Academy. Žerovnik spent the academic year 2017/2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany. There he made acquaintances with and gathered knowledge from Markus Hechtle, Vito Žuraj and Wolfgang Rihm. Ever since middle school Žerovnik has witnessed a number of performances of his own works, the first among which are Magnificat from 2009 and Allegro molto appassionato for piano trio on his own concert evening in 2011. Žerovnik performed his Concerto for piano and orchestra as a soloist with the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra.

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