Špela Mastnak was born in Celje (Slovenia) and received her first percussion lessons at the age of thirteen. After graduating from the Music Academy in Zagreb, where she studied with Ivana Bilić and Igor Lešnik, she is currently a student of Peter Sadlo at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. She has won several prizes as a soloist and chamber musician, has performed at numerous festivals in Europe, America and Asia and collaborated with various internationally recognized musicians and ensembles. Her main focus is on contemporary music, and thus she has premiered several pieces written for her.
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