Lola Mlačnik

Lola Mlačnik was born in Ljubljana in 1994. After completing her studies at the Conservatory in Ljubljana she continued her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam where she completed her bachelor's and masters' degrees in classical percussion under the mentorship of Nick Woud, Mark Braafhart, Bence Major, Peter Prommel, Arnold Marinissen, Ramon Lormans, Rachel Xi Zhang, Richard Jansen and guest professor Nancy Zeltsman, specialising in timpani and chamber music. She is currently an Artist Diploma candidate at the Boston Conservatory of Berklee under the tutelage of Nancy Zeltsman, Sam Solomon, Doug Perkins and Kyle Brightwell. 


Outside of her studies she has attended masterclasses by some of the most renowned percussionists and pedagogues and has performed around Europe and the USA. She is also a winner of many national and international competitions, most notably as a member of Duo Ikt., where she was a semi-finalist at M-Prize competition in Michigan and public prize winner at the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours amongst others.


Lola is a very active performer and regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician on festivals and events around Europe such as Holland Festival and Grachten Festival (the Netherlands), Harmos Festival (Portugal) and GM Oder (Slovenia) in halls such as Kleinezaal of Concertgebouw, Casa da Musica in Porto and the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall. She is also an active orchestral musician having performed as substitute timpanist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and has collaborated multiple times as percussionist with the Orchestra of the 18 Century among others.


For her bachelor studies and master studies, she was kindly supported with a scholarship from the Municipality of Ljubljana.