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Stojan Kuret

Born in Trieste (Italy), conductor Stojan Kuret graduated conducting from the Music academy, University of Ljubljana and piano from the Giuseppe Tartini conservatory in Trieste, where he has been professor since 1983. Already during his studies he established the children choir of the Glasbena matica Trieste, whereupon he took the leadership of the girls’ and youth mixed choir, and reestablished the Jacobus Gallus choir. Maestro Stojan Kuret has a successful record as a guest conductor for several orchestras. For ten years he had been the artistic director and conductor of the APZ Tone Tomšič choir of the University of Ljubljana. It is with this choir and Vokalna akademija Ljubljana that he reached prestigious international artistic achievements (five Grand prizes – Tours 1999, Varna 2001, Gorizia 2001, Maribor 2002, Arezzo 2009, three-times finalist and twice the winner of European Grand prix for choral singing in 2002 in Arezzo and 2010 in Varna). In 1984 he received the Gallus commendation for extraordinary achievements in music. He received the Commendation of the city of Ljubljana and the Golden commendation of the Public fund for cultural activities of the Republic of Slovenia for artistic direction of the APZ Tone Tomšič choir. In 2003 he was the conductor of the Slovenian project choir and the chief conductor of the
Chamber choir of RTV Slovenia (national radio and television choir)for two years. Since January 2007 he had been the conductor of the Italian youth choir Coro Giovanile Italiano for two seasons. In September 2011 in Arezzo he received the prestigeous Guidoneum award for the successful and creative work with Vokalna akademija Ljubljana. In 2012 he received the Prešeren foundation award, the highest national recognition in culture. As lecturer, Stojan Kuret has been a frequent guest at seminars home and abroad. He has been a regular member of juries at the major international competitions.