3rd International Choral conducting competition

Koper is one of the oldest Slovenian towns and it prides itself in rich architectural and cultural inheritance. Vocal music is especially popular in this town.

A number of our choirs have been placed at the top of Slovenian choral music for decades, regardless of the age of the singers. Some of the reasons for their success might be the climate, the sea, the endless horizon and the sun, but we certainly know that without hard work, the great choir leaders and support, such success would be impossible to achieve. 

Academic choir of University of Primorska (APZ UP) has played an important role in the last decade in shaping of cultural events in Primorska region by organizing quality concerts within the international choral and instrumental music cycle called Simfonic voices. Internationally established groups inspire many choral enthusiasts with their diverse programs, and at the same time encourage quality development of culture in the Primorska region and beyond. The idea of organizing an internationally recognizable festival which will be devoted to the youth, become a live in 2019. Encouraged by the feedback of the jury, competitors, audience, music experts and visiting choirs, we are organizing the third edition with new ideas and more experience. 

By organizing many diverse events within the festival, we would like to offer a high level of quality to Slovenians and foreigners. The winners of the competition for composers will be presented along with International solo voice competition for young singers, non-competitive concerts and the international competition for conductors.  

Music is a universal language that connects and inspires people. It gives us a chance to accept diversity and at the same time unites people, regardless of their nationality and beliefs. With music, we express our feelings, we tell stories, grow, and outgrow ourselves. 

We firmly believe that with your participation our festival will be unforgettable!





 Application deadline:


MONDAY, February 13, 2023 - submitted online application and application material.

FRIDAY, February 17, 2023 - announcement of accepted candidates


Registration fee


The application fee of EUR 50 (non-refundable) must be paid together with the application to the account: IBAN SI56 6100 0001 6550 875 (Delavska hranilnica d.d. Ljubljana) After receiving the transfer, we will send the candidate an invoice for the paid application fee.




For more information about the compositions, you can contact conductors@aegiscarminis.si in advance. Candidates will receive scores in pdf format when accepted.


CATEGORY - A / Choral conductors


THURSDAY, March 23, 2023

9:00 p.m. Arrival, registration.

9:45 p.m. Piece draw for competition

11:00 a.m. I. Elimination round (Youth Choir of Primary school France Bevk Tolmin).

2:00 p.m. Announcement of competitors for Semi-finals. Piece draw for Semi-finals.

4:00 p.m. II. Semi-finals (St. Stanislav Girls’ Choir Ljubljana).

8:00 p.m. Announcement of competitors for finals. Piece draw for finals.


FRIDAY, March 24, 2023

3:00 p.m.  III. Finals / part 1 - Rehearsal with KGBL Chamber Choir.

8:00 p.m.  III. Finals / part 2 - Public concert.



CATEGORY - B / Children choir conductors


FRIDAY, March 24, 2023

8:00 p.m. Arrival, registration.

8:45 p.m. Piece draw for competition.

10:00 a.m.  Competition-rehearsal (Childrens choir of Koper Music school).



9:30 p.m. PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY for both categories


*The organizer holds the right to make changes in the schedule according to the number of participants in each category. The other participants will be informed of any changes in time.