The Music Glimpse from Podlog with Sonc quartet

After the very successful first ‘Music Glimpse from Podlog’, we are thrilled to invite you for our second concert organized by Hiša Podlog / Cultural residency Podlog pod Bohorjem. In the embrace of inspiring nature of Kozjansko region and pleasant atmosphere of our natural amphitheater, we are excited to present our second concert with internationally renowned violinist Tanja Sonc.

With the inaugural edition of the Music Glimpse from Podlog, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of death of composer Josic Ipavec, who was born in municipality of Šentjur and has greatly shaped the musical landscape of the region. After our first concert’s theme was inspired by Ipavec’s work »Wild flower and lvy«, our second concert will celebrate the exceptional women of Ipavec family. The nieces of Benjamin and Gustav Ipavec, Marija, Amalija and Fani have together with Mariann Gallowitsch formed an exceptional string quartet that has been actively performing across the Austro-Hungarian empire. The highlight of quartet’s performing career was among others also the performance at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna.

Our guest, violinist Tanja Sonc will together with her string quartet present the popular work of Benjamin Ipavec “Serenade for strings” (arranged for string quartet) and Dvořák’s string quartet no. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American”.

About violinist Tanja Sonc

Tanja Sonc is one of the most internationally profiled Slovenian violinists of younger generation. After studying with Primož Novšak in Ljubljana, she continued her education at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg and later at the University of the Arts in Zurich. Among many awards, Tanja was the winner of the prestigious Brahms competition in 2011. As a soloist, she is a regular soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the SF Chamber String Orchestra, the Croatian Radio and Television Orchestra. In 2016, she has founded the chamber festival ‘Sonc Festival’ in her native Radeče, Slovenia. Tanja is performing on violin made by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume.

String quartet members

Tanja Sonc, Violin

Manca Rupnik, Violin

Gea Pantner, Viola

Maruša Bogataj, Cello


Practical information about the event:

The event will take place in a natural amphitheatre by the pond on the estate of Hiša Podlog on Saturday, 7th August, 2021 at 18:00 (Podlog pod Bohorjem 20, 3225 Planina pri Sevnici). The event will be presented in the format of “lawn concert”, so we advise visitors to wear relaxed clothes and comfortable shoes. To make the concert experience as pleasant as possible, we will provide pillows and blankets.

Admission to the event is free.


Event organizer: Cultural Residence Podlog pod Bohorjem, Institute for Cultural Activities

The event is possible with the financial support of the Municipality of Šentjur and is part of Summer in Šentjur 2021.


Aug 07 2021


18:00 - 19:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 07 2021
  • Time: 12:00 - 13:00

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