Janja Brlec

Janja Brlec is a top zither player and the first prize winner of several national and international competitions. Performing in a variety of musical styles, she wants to bring the zither closer to the wider audiences as a concert instrument of great dimensions and infinitude.

She graduated with honors from the University of Music and Performing Arts in and holds a Master’s degree from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.

She has performed as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles at numerous international festivals and concerts in Austria, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Germany and Croatia and has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as the Salzburg Mozartplayers Orchestra, Kairos Quartett from Berlin, Mezzena Quartet from Italy, Nuška Drašček, Manca Izmajlova, Izidor Erazem Grafenauer, Gal Gjurin, Jure Tori, Aleksandar Kuzmanovski,…

She is a member of the Slovenian Zither Quartet and Duo Kontrario.

In an effort to make the zither recognizable as a concert instrument, she regularly collaborates with composers and performs on season concerts.

She writes arrangements, conducts seminars, runs masterclasses and is a member of expert commissions at competitions.