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Artistic director: Volodja Balžalorsky

String trio Horvat-Wernig-Posner

  • What: Classical Music / Chamber Music
  • When: Wednesday, 27.7.2021 from 20.30 to 22.30
  • Where: City Museum of Ljubljana

No entrance fee – Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the City Museum. The number of places is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.
More about the concert

Maja Horvat (Slovenia), violin – Emma Wernig (Germany), viola – Tim Posner (Great Britain), cello

Maja Horvat
Maja Horvat


Henry Purcell
Fantasy for String Trio

Sergei Taneyev: String trio in D major

Adagio ma non troppo

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: String Trio Op.48

Allegro con moto – Moderato – Allegretto con moto
Moderato Assai

Maja Horvat (, violin

Maja Horvat shares the spiritual power of music in her performances so that everyone can find comfort in art. She explores the magic of her instrument, giving contemporary pieces a good start in life and playing unknown gems from the 20th century as well as celebrated masterpieces.

Maja made her Wigmore Hall debut as first violinist of the Brompton Quartet, of which she is a founding member. In 2019 she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Emily Anderson Prize. Maja has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra and has performed as concertmaster of the Echo Ensemble and the Royal College of Music Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a Tillett Debut Scheme Artist for 2022/23.

After graduating from the Ljubljana Conservatory, where her teacher was the renowned Slovenian violinist Volodja Balžalorsky for five years, Maja Horvat continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London.

As a Victor and Lillian Hochhauser Scholar at the RCM she has worked with internationally acclaimed performers including Maxim Vengerov, Alina Ibragimova, Ivry Gitlis, Nicola Benedetti, Daniel Rowland and Leonid Kerbel.

Ema Wernig (, viola

Emma Wernig
Emma Wernig

Hailed by The Strad magazine as, “A viola star in the making!”, Austrian/German violist, Emma Wernig, is an emerging young artist with an authentic musical voice. Born in 1999 in Los Angeles, California, her music making has taken her across the globe. A prizewinner in many competitions, Emma  received the ‘Barbirolli Prize’ at the 2019 Tertis International Viola Competition. As a result of winning the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition, she released her debut album of rare Austrian Viola works on the Champs Hill label alongside pianist Albert Cano-Smit in July, 2021 to critical acclaim. 

She has appeared at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, France’s Festival de Musique de Wissembourg, Krzyzowa Music, Verbier Festival Academy, Kronberg’s Chamber Music Connects the World and the Vevey Spring Classic Festival in Switzerland. As a scholarship holder of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund, she receives their support and appears as a featured soloist in their 2021/22 season. 

Emma’s greatest passion lies in chamber music, having collaborated with artists such as Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, Daniel Müller Schott, Christian Tetzlaff, Nils Mönkemeyer, Anthony Marwood, among others. 

Emma Wernig earned her Bachelors degree from the Colburn Conservatory where she studied with Paul Coletti and her Masters with Ettore Causa at the Yale School of Music. She is currently studying with Tabea Zimmermann at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler and resides in Berlin, Germany .

Tim Posner (, cello

Tim Posner
Tim Posner

In 2018, Tim became the first British cellist to be awarded a prize at the International Karl Davidov Competition in Latvia. Tim has performed as soloist with orchestras including the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. Highlights of the 2021/22 season include a recording of Cipriani Potter’s Concertante with BBC NOW, the premiere of Polo Piatti’s Concerto and the IMS Open Chamber Music tour.

In 2010 Tim founded The Teyber Trio with Tim Crawford and Timothy Ridout. He has performed at international chamber music festivals including the IMS (Open Chamber Music), Molyvos, Musikdorf Ernen, Cheltenham and Kronberg festivals. He has collaborated with musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Sir Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Liza Ferschtman, Anthony Marwood and the Doric Quartet.

He has performed as guest principal cellist with orchestras including the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Kammerakademie Potsdam.Tim is studying in the ‘Solo Class’ of Prof. Leonid Gorokhov in Hanover. He draws great inspiration from masterclasses with Steven Isserlis

Festival Spectrum is supported by:


MINISTRY OF CULTURE of the Reblic of Slovenia

Imago Foundation as a co-producer of the July part of the festival