Crt Sojar Voglar


Crt Sojar Voglar's musical path started when he was two, becoming the youngest member of the Ljubljana Radio Station youth choir. Through primary music school he advanced to the High School of Music and Ballet and he graduated at the department for music theory in 1996.
He studied composition and music theory at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with professor Marko Mihevc and graduated on 27th September 2000. He attended composition courses with Uros Rojko, Marko Ruzdjak and Francis Burt and studied jazz music with Amedeo Tommasi.
After graduating, he taught at the High School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana and from 2001 to 2004 he worked as a teaching assistant for music theory at Academy of Music in Ljubljana. In December 2004, Crt completed his masters degree with the thesis "Stylistic transformations within the orchestral works of Dr. Danilo Svara". He was the stipendist of the Ministry of Culture RS in 2005 and was a composer in residence in Visby, Sweden in April 2006. Since December 2002 he has been the secretary of the Society of Slovene Composers and the artistic coordinator for international concerts of the Society of Slovene Composers and of the Music Afternoons with Anton Lajovic at Vace near Litija.
Crt's body of work currently consists of 106 compositions for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and vocal compositions. It also includes scene, film and dance music and many arrangements in different genres. His works are premiered and frequently performed at all prominent concerts and festivals in Slovenia: Concert Atelier of Society of Slovene Composers, The Night of Slovene Composers, Musica Danubiana, Festival Bled, Kogoj's Days, Ljubljana Summer Festival, Musical July at the Beach - and in numerous foreign countries (Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Brasil and USA).
Four composition evenings have been organised in Crt's honour: in 2001 and 2005 by Glasbena Mladina Ljubljanska, in 2002 in the Grand Hotel Union and in 2005 by "Ariart Serenades" in honour of his 10th anniversary of active composing. In autumn 2003, Crt published his first CD Illuminatio, and many works have been recorded on CD's by the most prominent Slovene soloists and ensembles. In May 2006 Crt Sojar Voglar received the prestigious recognition for his artistic achievement as a composer from the Ljubljana University.
Crt is also active as a writer about music: in 2003 at the beginning of World Music Days in Slovenia the Editions of Society of Slovene Composers published and issued the book Composers' Traces from 1900 Onwards: 138 portraits of Slovene composers have been collected and edited in this book.