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Slovenian-born (Madrid based) classical guitarist Sanja Plohl has captured audiences with soulful interpretations and “an excellent technique, temperament, refinement and exceptional music maturity” (newspaper Večer, 2009). Praised by the critics for her outstanding musical expression, Sanja’s list of more than 30 international awards includes first prizes at Córdoba Guitar Festival, Ivor Mairants Award (London), Seville International Guitar Competition, L'Arjau competition for all instruments (Barcelona), Festival Guitarmania (Lisbon), competitions “Ciudad de Llerena” (Extremadura) and “Comarca el Condado” (Jaén), as well as the audience awards at the “Miguel Llobet” (Barcelona) and “Luys Milan” (Valencia) competitions.

Ms. Plohl has given recitals at venues and music festivals in cities like London, Athens, Istanbul, Madrid, Lisbon, Barcelona, Sevile, The Hague, Bournemouth, Vienna or Ljubljana. In addition to her numerous chamber music collaborations she has also performed as a soloist with Spanish, German and Dutch orquestras. Her first CD „Danseuse dans Grenade”, released by Iberia Classical Label in 2012, was met with positive press and media reviews.

Her extensive repertoire covers music from the Renaissance to the present day and includes thematic recitals of Latin American, Spanish, Catalan, Andalusian and Jewish composers. She also collaborates with composers and has premiered more than twenty of their new works. Apart from performing, Sanja has shared her knowledge and experience in masterclasse and lectures at:

  • Music Conservatory Maribor (Slovenia)
  • International University Menéndez Pelayo (Spain)
  • Technical University Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Saint Louis University Madrid (Spain)
  • 2nd International Guitar Festival, Postojna (Slovenia)
  • International Guitar Festival Semana Tárrega, Villarreal (Spain)
  • St. Stanislav's Institution, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • International summer course "Guitar Power" (Slovenia)
  • Music school Gornja Radgona (Slovenia)
  • Música en el Claustro Festival, Tui (Spain)

Sanja earned her bachelor’s degree at The Rostock University of Music and Theatre (Thomas Offermann), master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (Zoran Dukic) and completed a postgraduate programme at University Mozarteum in Salzburg (Eliot Fisk, Ricardo Gallen, Marco Tamayo). In addition, she also studied with Àlex Garrobé and Fernando Rodriguéz in Barcelona and with Oscar Ghiglia in Siena. Her studies were supported by the scholarships of the Slovenian Ministry for Culture, Zois fund, Dutch Government (Huygens Scholarship Programme), Soroptimist International, Yehudi Menuhin's Foundation “Live music now”, “Accademia Chigiana, “Música en Compostela” and "Alhambra Reserva 1925".