The percussion ensemble Slovenski tolkalni projekt, or shorter SToP, was founded in 1999. StoP is a
unique ensemble composed entirely ofkerakademsko educatedizobraženi
musicianstolkalci. The group members
wanted to unite chamber music, exploitation of new instruments, music and sound,
and, of course, a joy to have fun!
short history SToP have had a lot of concerts all over Slovenia (about 30 per
year) and the audience has always accepted them with open arms. They also played
with the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Sombor (Croatia), the percussion
group Bing Bang in Zagreb (Croatia) and Bjelovar (Croatia) and with the Slowind
Wind Quintet in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Opicina (Italy).
This short but rich period brought creative cooperation with a lot of world’s
famous percussionists and composers: Evelyn Glennie, Ney Rosauro, Igor Lešnik,
Nebojša J. Živkovic, John Beck, Bernhard Wulff, Manfred Menke, Chou Weng Chung, Haruka Fujii and others...
In 2002, StoP joined the Seoul Drum Festival (South Korea), and
participated at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup. In September 2006 they
performed at the 8th Ribarroja del Turia Percussion Festival and
Festival PerkuLiria in Spain in 2011, as
well in Podgorica (Montenegro), Lithuania and in Ceský Krumlov (Czech Republic).
As individuals, group members play in the Slovenian Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, different brass
bands and chamber ensembles. They also give solo performances and organizes
International Percussion Festival BUMfest. www.bumfest.si
Bajde, Damir Korošec, Barbara Kresnik, Franci Krevh, Tomaž Lojen, Davor
Plamberger, Marina Golja in Dejan Tamše.
Endorsments: Dream Cymbals
& Innovative Percussion