Her musical education began at the age of five by playing the violin. After graduating, she focussed on the horn, which she began to play at the age of 16, getting her first lessons by her father. She studied further with Prof. Erich Penzel and Prof. Radovan Vlatkovic, obtaining her “Soloists Diplom” in 2008 at the “Hochschule der Künste” in Zurich.

As a principal horn player she performed with many leading orchestras as “Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich”, “Ensemble Modern Frankfurt“, the “Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra” and the “Verbier Festival Orchestra”.

Currently she is principal horn player in the “Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana” in Lugano.

Zora Slokar was born in Berne, Switzerland

In her young carreer she has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, including the “Tchaikowsky” Radio Orchestra Moscow, Radio/TV Orchestra Ljubljana, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Istanbul Devlet Symphony Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana, Orchestra di Camera di Milano, Orchestra Filharmonica Italiana and others.

Zora Slokar is a passionate chamber musician and regularly collaborating in many chamber projects with such leading artists as Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Sergio Azzolini, Eduard Brunner, Maurice Bourgue and many more. She was performing at the “Lockenhaus Festival”, “Verbier Festival”,  “December Nights Moscow”, “Oleg Kagan Musikfest”, “Progetto Martha Argerich” Lugano and the Fesival “Chamber Music Connects the World” in Kronberg.

She won several prizes and distinctions like the first prize at the “Anemos” Competition in Rome 2002, being finalist at the Paxman Competition “Young Horn Players” in London the same year. In 2003 she was first prizewinner at the “Ceccarossi” competition in Italy and in 2007 she got the “Kiwanis” Music Prize in Zurich. She also got promoted as a young soloist by the “Orpheum Fondation” Zurich and the “Migros /Kulturprozent”.

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