Marko Gašperšič

The conductor Marko Gašperšič, who was born in Ljubljana, studied piano with Professor Zorka Bradač, musicology at the Faculty of Arts and conducting with Professor Anton Nanut at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He was awarded the prestigious Student Prešeren Award for his performance of Dvořak's Symphony No. 8.

Marko Gašperšič made his debut as a Conductor with the production of the opera La Bohème at the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, with which he also graduated with honours. He has recorded a number of fragments from operatic performances with the renowned Slovenian opera artists for the National Radio-Television of Slovenia and toured in Italy with the Symphony Orchestra of the Zagreb Radio Television.  Among the most important performances of his repertoire he places such operatic and ballet works as: Don Carlos, The Four Ruffians, Pelleas and Melisanda, The Marriage of Figaro, Nutcracker, Coppélia on Montmartre, Faust, The Tales of Hoffmann and The Queen of Spades as well as the performances of the sacred compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. He has also conducted many opera and ballet performances, operettas and concerts within the repertoire of the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.