Bratislava Music Agency
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Collegium vocale Celje was established in autumn 2011, but the choir has already been active for 21 years under a different name – Chamber Choir Emanuel - and the majority of members have remained the same. Its conductor has been Bernarda Preložnik Kink. In these 21 years they have organized many concerts all over Slovenia, which attracted a lot of attention. They have gone on tours to foreign countries and achieved excellent results in choir competitions: silver plaque (competition Naša pesem (»Our song«) in 1997, International Franz Schubert choir competition in 1998), two victories at regional competitions – 2004 and 2006, gold plaques at international competitions in Grado (Italy) in 2003 and Prague (the Czech Republic) in 2006. Collegium vocale Celje won the gold plaque at the regional competitions (2011, 2015). In May 2012 they participated in the international competition »Venezia in musica 2012« in Venice and competed in two categories and received a gold plaque in both of them. With their high quality work they have left a mark in the area of choral activity in Celje and Slovenia. The singers and the choir conductor have been brought together by the love of vocal music and the desire for high-quality artistic creation. Their goal is harmonious and timbre-consistent vocal expression which preserves the natural vocal timbre which is supported by basic laws of vocal technique.
Bernarda Preložnik Kink. After finishing secondary school at Music and Ballet Conservatory she continued her education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. She majored in music pedagogy and sacred music. She also studied solo singing. In the past she led many other choirs and participated in them as a répétiteur and a singer; for example: Schola Cantorum Slovenicum, European Medical Students' Choir, European Youth Choir. After graduation she started working as a music teacher at St. Stanislav's Institution, where she teaches choral singing and vocal technique. She received some important plaques with the St. Stanislav's Girls' choir and the Mixed Chamber Choir of the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium Ljubljana (golden plaques: in 2000, 2002, 2006 in Zagorje and in 2007 in Celje) and she has gone on tours abroad with them. Over the past few years she has also been teaching at the Primary School Ljubečna.Back to the list of ensembles