KGBL Chamber Choir, Slovenia
盧比安納音樂院合唱團由音樂總監裘比帶領，致力從文藝復興到現代音樂，廣泛涉獵各種音樂形式，尤其是斯洛維尼亞當代作品。過去三年來該團演出包含Lojze Lebič、Tadeja Vulc、Damijan Močnik、Andrej Makor等優秀作曲家作品，同時也鼓勵年輕作曲家如：Tine Bec與Matej Kastelic 的委託創作，由該團在該國及世界各地演出成果卓著。過去三年該團征戰各大比賽：2015年愛沙尼亞塔林國際合唱比賽第二與第三名、2016年俄國莫斯科國際音樂節總冠軍、斯洛維尼亞Maribor全國合唱比賽「我們的歌」贏得首獎，2017年斯洛維尼亞Maribor國際合唱比賽第二名。此外也在斯洛維尼亞國內與2016年瑞典斯德哥爾摩、2017年西班牙巡演獲得好評。
The choral activities at Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet started progressing after composer and conductor Ambrož Čopi assumed leadership of the choir in 2010, knowing how important and fulfilling it is for young musicians to sing in a choir, to discover the beauty of vocal music, feeling the energy and power of choral art and getting inspired for future work.
After four years of growing quality and various achivements at competitions: first place at International choral festival Samoborsko zborsko protuletje (Croatia, 2011), first place in mixed choirs and chamber choirs categories at International choral festival in Gdansk (Poland, 2012), Grand prix at Festival of contemporary music Canti veris Praga (Czech Republic, 2013), first place at National competition of children’s and youth choirs Zagorje ob Savi (Slovenia, 2012), second place at International Choral competition ''Gallus'' Maribor (Slovenia, 2013), third place at International Choral competition Montreux (Swizerland, 2014), the decision was made to split the choir into two groups - one choir consists of all the students of the conservatory not included in school orchestras, the other choir (Chamber choir) consists of about 40 singers who are willing to improve their vocal technique, to sing a more difficult range of choral music and reach higher performing standards.
The Chamber choir KGBL, led by Ambrož Čopi and two assistants Tine Bec and Evgen Bibianko, embraces a wide range of music genres and styles, from the Renaissance to modern music. Special attention is given to compositions by contemporary Slovene composers. In the past three years the choir had commissioned many prominent composers such as Lojze Lebič, Tadeja Vulc, Damijan Močnik, Andrej Makor for their choral works and encouraged the youngest generation of composers Tine Bec, Matej Kastelic to create new compositions, which the choir successfully promotes at concerts and competitions in Slovenia and abroad.
In the past three years the choir earned second and third place at International Choral competition Talinn (Estonia, 2015), won Grand prix at International festival in Moscow (Russia, 2016), first place at National choral competition ''Naša pesem'' (Our song), Maribor (Slovenia, 2016), second place at International Choral competition ''Gallus'' Maribor (Slovenia, 2017). The latest achievement is first place in Polifonia and second place in Folklore category at International choral competition in Tolosa (Spain, 2017). The choir successfuly performed concerts in various cities: Stockholm (Sweden, 2016), Borja, Ordizia, Getxo, Doneztebe (Spain, 2017) and at a variety of concert cycles in Slovenia.
The conductor's idea to make synergy between a new generation of young singers, composers and conductors became true. In collaboration with Slovenian music publisher Astrum new compositions by Slovenian composers are successfully promoted.
Ambrož Čopi, Conductor
裘比（b. 1973）生於斯洛維尼亞博韋茨，1996年畢業於盧比安納音樂學院，主修作曲與鋼琴，師事Dane Škerl，並於Uroš Rojko門下完成碩士學位。
其作品獲得許多作曲獎項肯定，盡數收錄於個人作品專輯中，包含《抒情水彩畫》（Stojan Kuret 指揮Tone Tomšič學院合唱團）、《鳥兒仍在》（Stojan Kuret指揮 ČarniCe合唱團）、《準備好你的心》（裘比指揮 AVE 室內合唱團）、以及《夢想》（Martina Batič指揮斯洛維尼亞室內合唱團），此外包含斯洛維尼亞及他國合唱團專輯中也收錄裘比作品。其作品目前由Astrum，DSS 以及Sulasolt出版。
裘比於2009年與APZ UP合唱團共同獲得普利莫斯卡大學金牌獎，2014年獲頒斯洛維尼亞音樂界最高榮譽的加勒斯獎章。2016年因帶領盧比安納音樂院合唱團立下優異藝術成就獲得該院頒發Škerjanc獎，同年獲頒國家普列舍仁基金獎。自1999年起擔任科佩爾藝術中學教師，也擔任包含盧比安納音樂院合唱團、普利莫斯卡大學學院合唱團及Aegida 室內合唱團指揮，多年來共贏得15座國內合唱比賽金牌，26項國際合唱比賽首獎及數面金牌。他曾在2009年帶領普利莫斯卡大學學院合唱團於法國的歐洲合唱冠軍賽中打入總決賽。他個人也曾多次贏得最佳詮釋獎，優異合唱表現獎，並在多項比賽中票選為最佳指揮。
Ambrož Čopi (1973) was born in Bovec (Slovenia). He studied composition and piano at the Ljubljana Academy of Music and graduated in 1996 in the composition class of Dane Škerl; he completed his post-graduate studies in the class of Uroš Rojko.
His compositions have been awarded at numerous composer competitions. They are comprised in four CDs containing only Čopi’s compositins, i.e. Lirični akvareli (Academic choir APZ Tone Tomšič, conductor Stojan Kuret), So ptičice še snivale (ČarniCe, conductor Stojan Kuret), Praeparate corda vestra (Ave Chamber Choir, conductor Ambrož Čopi), Sanjam (Slovenian Chamber Choir, conductor Martina Batič), as well as on various other CDs by national and foreign choirs. In 2009 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the University of Primorska for the achievements with the APZ UP choir and in 2014. Also in 2014 he was awarded with the Gallus Medal, the highest award in the field of musical activity at national level in Slovenia. In 2016 he received Škerjanc recognition given by the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana for outstanding artistic achievements with the Chamber Choir of the Conservatory. In the same year, he received a prestigious national award Preseren Fund Prize.
He has been a teacher at the Art Grammar School in Koper since 1999. He is the conductor of the Chamber Choir of the Music and Ballet Conservatory Ljubljana, the Academic Choir of the University of Primorska and Chaber Choir Aegida. Through the years, the choirs brought him fifteen golden plaques from national competitions and twenty six first places and several golden plaques from competitions abroad. With the Academic Choir of the University of Primorska he performed as a finalist at the European Grand Prix in Choral Singing in Tours (France, 2009). Furthermore, he was awarded several special prizes for his interpretations, a number of prizes for exceptional achievements with the choirs, and was also voted best conductor at numerous competitions.
He is regularly invited to act as a member of the jury at various choral events and competitions, and he is often involved in choral music seminars at home and abroad as a lecturer.