Natasa Paklar


Natasa Paklar

Nataša Paklar was born in Požarevac, where she received her first music education. She was a student of Prof. Ljubomir Dimitrijević at the J. Slavenski school in Belgrade, which she finished as a valedictorian and a winner of the October Award of the City of Belgrade. She studied at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Fedja Rupel and won the Prešeren Award of the University of Ljubljana. She improved her skills at numerous seminars of internationally recognized flautists.

At the Yugoslav competitions of young musicians, she won numerous first prize awards.

As a soloist, she performed with the orchestras of the Slovenian Philharmonic, Slovenian Army, the Celje Chamber Orchestra, the Carnium Orchestra, the Strings of St. George, and as a chamber musician, she performed in various ensembles at festivals in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Montenegro.

She was the first flautist of the Opera and Ballet in Ljubljana, and a piccolo player in the orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic. Currently, she works as a professor of flute and piccolo at Ljubljana’s Conservatory of Music and Ballet. She is often a member of juries at competitions of young flautists, leads seminars, regularly lectures at the Music summer school in Podsreda, Slovenia. Her students have achieved the highest awards in national and international competitions. She is a recipient of the Škerjanc Diploma for exceptional results in the field of music pedagogy.