B i o g r a p h y
Mojca Gal (Slovenia) is currently living in Switzerland and working as a performing artist in the field of early music and dance.
She graduated with distinction both at the Academy of music in Ljubljana in the violin class of Primoz Novsak (2008) and at the Hochschule der Kuenste Bern (2011), where she studied with Monika Urbaniak and Monika Baer. Already during her studies in Bern she showed particular interest for early music on period instruments, which later on changed her musical path. Thus she pursued her studies in form of a Master of Music Performance in Early music at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel ( violin in the early measure) in the class of Amandine Beyer.
She reguraly plays in Ensemble Ad Fontes (former Les Elemens), Arabesque, Musica cubicularis (Slovenia), Grenzklang, Freitagsakademie Bern, and others.
Ensemble Ad Fontes runs its own concert season in Kartäuserkirche in Basel since september 2017, with particular interest in less known national styles of early music, early traditional music, but also contemporary music.
Foto: Ana Val
Mojca got in contact with 18th century dance during her violin studies at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Barbara Leitherer. Her former education in classical ballet enabled her to retake dance studies. In 2017 she finished her Complementary Studies of historical dance at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, with special interest on the theme of a dancing master, the embodiment of a violinist and a dancer. She also participated in different masterclasses as Nordic Baroque dancers Summer academy, De la plume a l'image, Accademie in Sable). Since January 2017 she is pursuing the education program of ISTD for the DDE/DDI Cecchetti Ballet Method, studying with Penelope Robinson Debatin.
Her main focus is stage dance between 1700 and 1830. Her first bigger dance production with her company Chorea Basileae was 'The sleeping Beauty' (2016), next one followed in as a co-production with Freunde Alter Musik Basel with the title 'Von Königen, Göttern und Dämonen' on the saga of king Arthur. In 2019 she is staging and performing Händel's Terpsichore (ZBO Zürich, and in Potsdamer Festspielen Sanssouci) and a ballet pantomime 'Die neunte Muse'. She joined the dance company Il corpo barocco for the production of Merope (Innsbrucker Festspiele), directed by Sigrid T'Hooft, in summer 2019.
Mojca is regularly giving masterclasses and workshops of baroque dance (ERTA conference Wien in september 2018, workshop at the Conservatory of Music Amsterdam in 2018, guest teacher at Hochschule der Künste Bern for spring semester 2019).