When and where was your first concert with the MCO?
It was in Heidelberg in the spring of 2022, where I first heard the orchestra and was completely blown away by the energy and quality of the musicians.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Multitasking and managing a lot of information and changes at once, while also trying not to forget something (or someone).
What do you need to feel at home whilst on tour?
Discovering good coffee places.
The first piece of music you fell in love with?
Chopin’s Ballade no. 2, op. 38
What are your deserted island discs?
Definitely all of the Mahler’s Symphonies, Chopin’s Ballades and last but not least The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Martina Kamnikar grew up in Ljubljana, where she also received her first formal education. She began studying Musicology in 2016 and is now finishing her Master's degree. During her studies, she spent one year at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and then later at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Her dedication and love to music began when she started playing the piano at the age of seven. Even though she knew her role would be more backstage or as a researcher, she never stopped playing and currently attends Schola Cantorum in Paris.
During her studies, she worked in the Concert and Congress Centre "Cankarjev dom" in Ljubljana and started working with MCO as an intern in 2022. She instantly felt at home in the international MCO family and starts her job as a Project Manager in August 2022.