Lana Trotovšek (born 1983) is a London-based Slovenian violinist. She is a soloist and chamber musician performing in U.S.A., U.K., China, Japan, Germany, France, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. She plays on a violin, made by Pietro Antonio dalla Costa from Treviso in 1750.
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Early life and education
Lana Trotovšek was born in 1983 to a musicians family in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and started to play the violin when she was 4. At the age of 17, she was taken under the auspices of Ruggiero Ricci, who was her mentor for 18 months in Salzburg (Mozarteum). While discovered by Ricci, she was also studying at the Academy of Music of University of Ljubljana, where her professors included Volodja Balzalorsky and Primoz Novsak.
She has made her debut with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in 2012 with Violin Concerto No. 1 (Prokofiev) . She has performed in Konzerthaus, Vienna, Teatro la Fenice Venice, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Wigmore Hall London, St. John's Smiths Square London, London's Kings Place and elsewhere. In 2016 she debuted with London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda.
Lana has been featured artist at renowned international festivals including Rheingau Musik Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Festival International de Santander, Emilia Romagna Festival, Ljubljana Festival, Dubrovnik Festival, Kissinger Sommer, St Magnus Festival and Aldeburgh Festival.
Lana is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, both in her native country and the United Kingdom. In 2009, she won the First Prize from the Trinity College of Music in a competition of 50 soloists, as well as the First Prize from the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, together with a pianist Gayane Gasparyan. She was awarded the New York Friends of TCM Prize and the Solo String Bach Competition. In 2008, she won the First Prize of "Dino Ciani" International Music Competition for Soloists in Italy. In her native Slovenia, she was awarded the highest award for arts of all universities in the country, the Prešeren Award.
- Lana Trotovsek Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine, Enterprise Music Scotland,
- Lana Trotovšek z dunajskim komornim orkestrom, MMC RTV Slovenija, 13 August 2012
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- Violinistka Trotovškova osvojila prestižni nagradi, Delo, 30 May 2009