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Zala Vidic is Slovenia's representative for Cologne

Zala Vidic is Slovenia's representative for Cologne
Zala Vidic accompanied by the RTV Slovenija Symphony Orchestra (Photo: Željo Stevanić)
Ljubljana -

Having taken second place in 2014, and won the competition in 2010, Slovenia has a proud tradition in Eurovision Young Musicians.

This year the country will be represented by Zala Vidic. The 18-year old cellist won her country's national selection in January, being chosen as the best of eight candidates in the final by a jury consisting of: Živa Ploj Peršuh, Mate Bekavac and Tomaž Lorenz.

Starting her music career aged six, Zala was admitted to the Ljubljana Music & Ballet Conservatory in 2013 where she currently studies with Professor Karmen Pečar - who incidentally finished third at Eurovision Young Musicians in 2002. Lala has performed regularly in Slovenia since 2008, and has a collection of prizes to her name already including:

  • a gold plaque and first prize at TEMSIG-Slovenian Music Competition for Youth (2009),
  • second prize at TEMSIG (2012),
  • third prize at the International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro in Poreč, Croatia (2014/2015).

Additionally Zala also won second prize at the Petar Konjović international competition in Belgrade, Serbia; and has also won numerous awards as a member of the 'piano trio' (with Manja Slak – violin and Ana Čop - piano).

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