Stojan Kuret


Born in Trieste (Italy), Stojan Kuret graduated conducting from the Music academy, University of Ljubljana and piano from the Giuseppe Tartini Music Conservatory in Trieste, where he has been professor since 1983.Already during his studies he established the children and youth choir of the Glasbena matica Trieste (1974). For ten years he had been the artistic director and conductor of the renown APZ Tone Tomšič choir of the University of Ljubljana (1992-2002). It is with this choir and Vokalna akademija Ljubljana (2008-2019) that he reached prestigious international artistic achievements (three-times finalist and twice the winner of European Grand prix for choral singing in 2002 in Arezzo and 2010 in Varna). In 1984 he received the Gallus commendation for extraordinary achievements in music. He received the Commendation of the city of Ljubljana and the Golden commendation of the Public fund for cultural activities of the Republic of Slovenia.

In 2003 he was chief conductor of the Chamber choir of RTV Slovenia – National rRadio and Television Choir) for two years. In 2011 in Arezzo (Italy) he received the prestigeous Guidoneum award for the successful and creative work with Vokalna akademija Ljubljana.

In 2012 he received the Prešeren foundation award, the highest national recognition in culture. In 2017 he recived the Highest Golden Commendation of the Public fund for cultural activities of the Republic of Slovenia for his creative and successful work for choral development in the national choral music.As lecturer, Stojan Kuret has been a frequent guest at seminars home and abroad (Music accademy Budapest, Ljubljana and Riga). He is a regular member of juries at the major international choral and choir conductor competitions.