Autore in Onda


Petra Strahovnik
BE (Izidor Erazem Grafenauer)

Petra Strahovnik (SI/NL): ‘On behalf of my beliefs I am a passenger in a current time and space, open to appearing
thoughts, creating ideas, collecting pieces for artistic work, which is quivering minds.’ Since her beginning Petra
has been following her path of searching for new sounds and she has never been barred by traditional way of
how we think about sound and music. While attending her study of Composition and Music Theory with U. Rojko,
at the Academy of Music in University Ljubljana, Petra attended festivals and seminars across Europe, where she
gained new knowledge and opened her views and philosophies. She finished Master Composition with M.
Padding and P. Adriaansz at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

Petra’s piece Prana, for symphony orchestra, won 66. Rostrum music competition prize, which was held in
Argentina in 2019. In residency with the ensemble Modelo62 Petra is creating project DisOrders, several art
works combining music and performance art to raise question on how we deal with mental health

• Master degree, ’14
Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands
Thesis: Prepared instruments and The »Magnetic Properties« of String instruments

• Bachelor and Master degree, ’11
Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Composition and Music Theory
• Sonology Course, ’15
Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands
Professional Awards/Grand’s/Experience
• Winner of International Rostrum of Composers Prize for the piece ‘Prana’, Argentina ’19
• Fellowship in Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany ’20 – ‘21
• Selected as Nieuwe Makers by Fonds Podiumkunsten NL for her project DisOrders, ’18 – ’21
• Residency Fellowship with Ensemble Modelo62, since August ’18
• Selected for 24th Young Composers Meeting- Ereprijs Orkest, ’18
• Commissioned by RTV Symphony orchestra Slovenia, ’18
• Commissioned by Dag in de Branding and Gaudeamus festival, ’17 ’18
• Invited lecturer in Faculty of Arts and Academy, Ljubljana ’18 ’19
• Invited lecturer – Feminist artists at DAS, Amsterdam ’19
• External member of the committee, Royal conservatory in The Hague, ’17
• Membership of GENECO (Dutch professional composers), since ’17
• Membership of DSS (Slovenian society of Composer), since ’11
• Signed by Donemus, Publishing House of Contemporary Classical Music, ’17
• Selected by the Dutch jury for ISCM 17’, ’18
• Selected for 26th and 28th International Review of Composers, ’17, ‘19
• Residency in Experimental studio, Freiburg, Germany, ’16, ’17
• MusMA award, ’12