International Music Competition BOLERO was held for the first time in 2021. Our music school was visited by over 100 musicians from twenty Slovenian and three foreign music schools, as well as an internationally recognized jury from Slovenia and Croatia.

In 2022, we decided to expand the competition and added BRASS disciplines. As in 2021, we have carefully selected our jury and invited exceptional and internationally renowned musicians , whose opinion will be welcomed by each competitor, their mentors and accompanists. According to the positive experience of our visitors in 2021, we expect an increased number of applications for 2022, and this year the percussionists will be joined by brass players, so we decided to move the competition venue from our music school to a bigger hall in Bukovje Manor (Dravograd).


2. International Music Competition BOLERO is intended for young percussionists and brass players of all nationalities up to the age of 15 and is organized with the aim of encouraging professional pedagogical growth in the field of percussion and brass in Slovenia and beyond, as well as in an effort to encourage young musicians to deepen their musical and artistic activities. For these reasons, when organizing our competition, we strive to ensure that competitors leave our our place with their heads held high, with fond memories and good, useful experiences.

The evaluation system of our competition is set up differently than we are used to from other, similar events, in such a way that it is friendly to all competitors. Together with our sponsors, we once again managed to provide beautiful prizes for the highest ranked competitors, and most importantly, we managed to attract exceptional and internationally renowned jury, whose thinking about the purpose of such events is fully consistent with our endeavour and our goals.


With international orientation, our competition encourages and contributes to the development of music culture, other arts and tourism in the region of Slovenian Carinthia and Slovenia. Our long term vision is to increase the scope of the project to other groups of instruments, with an emphasis on percussion, brass and wind instruments, and to set one of the most important and most visible events of this nature in Slovenia and beyond.

We are looking forward to meet you!


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