Janina Lorenci

Janina Lorenci, started playing the saxophone at the age of 8 in her native Slovenia.

She studied at The Conservatory of dance and ballet Ljubljana in Slovenia, Conservatoire de Versailles in France, Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Manhattan School Of Music in New York City, USA with Matjaž Drevenšek, Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp and Paul Cohen respectively.

She is an award winner of many national and international competitions since the early stages of her musical development as a soloist or chamber musician. Among them a title of ''laureat'' in 3 consequent editions at the International Woodwind Competition in Požarevac, Serbia, first prize at the International Competition Marco Fiorindo in Italy, first place at the International Chamber Music Competition in Treviso, Italy with a saxophone quartet as well as a Golden Medal in the Slovenian National Competition TEMSIG with the same chamber music group. She was selected as the best saxophone player at the International Woodwind Competition EMONA (European Musicians ON Air) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her most recent awards were achieved mostly with her percussion duo partner Lola Mlačnik.

Janina regularly performs as a soloist, in a duo with percussion, larger ensembles, woodwind bands and philharmonic orchestras. Most recent events include a concert in Monaco's opera house with a Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo with guests including Lang Lang, Jammie Cullum and Shirley Bassey, solo recital in New York City, concert with MSM Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. 

She is often selected by Slovenian Music Society to give solo and chamber music recitals  and concert tours across Slovenia.

She regularly improves her saxophone skills and musicianship in many masterclasses across Europe and overseas. 

Janina Lorenci is generously supported by The Ministry of Culture Of Slovenia, Municipality of Kamnik and has received a Holland Scholarship for Excellent Students.