Artistic Director of the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir

Martina Batič

 

Martina Batič comes from Ajdovščina, Slovenia. After successfully graduating in music education from the Ljubljana Academy of Music, she completed her postgraduate studies cum laude in choral conducting in 2004 at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre in the class of Prof. Michael Gläser. She then furthered her studies at masterclasses in Slovenia and abroad, with renowned choral conductors including the legendary Eric Ericson. From 2004 to 2009, she successfully led the chorus of the Slovene National Theatre Opera Ljubljana. Since autumn 2009, she has been the assistant to the director of the Slovenian Philharmonic for choral affairs, and she assumed the position of artistic director of the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir in 2012.

In 2006, Martina Batič won the Eric Ericson Award, a prestigious competition for young choral conductors, which opened the door to the professional choral world for her. Since then, she has collaborated regularly with choirs such as the Swedish Radio Choir, the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, the Netherlands Radio Choir, the Danish Radio Choir, the Danish Vocal Ensemble, the Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble and others. Particularly notable performances in recent years include a concert with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir in Stockholm celebrating the 90th birthday of composer Ingvar Lidholm (2011), two concerts with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra in the Blue Subscription Series in Ljubljana (2013), and a concert with the Swedish Radio Choir at the Baltic Sea Festival (2013). Martina Batič frequently prepares choirs for concerts by celebrated conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Heinz Holliger, Marcus Creed, Jaap van Zweden, Kyril Petrenko, Hartmut Haenchen,  Gianandrea Noseda, and others.