Violin - Dance
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 returned to dancing professionally with Complementary Studies of historical dance at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Barbara Leitherer), and participated in different masterclasses as Nordic Baroque dancers Summer academy, De la plume a l'image, Accademie in Sable). Afterwards she was learning the Cecchetti Ballet Method (ISTD), studying with Penelope Robinson Debatin. She is also a certified Pilates trainer (OTL Akademie).
Since 2020 she is working with Canadian choreographer and dance historian Edmund Fairfax on the reconstruction of 18th century ballet (i.e. theatrical dance), producing a series of video examples (more).
With her company Chorea Basileae she mounted several productions: 'The sleeping Beauty' (2016), a co-production with FAMB Basel 'Von Königen, Göttern und Dämonen' on the saga of king Arthur(2018), Händel's Terpsichore (ZBO Zürich, and Potsdamer Festspielen Sanssouci) and a ballet pantomime 'Die neunte Muse' (2019). In 2019 she joined the dance company Il corpo barocco for the production of Merope (Innsbrucker Festspiele), directed by Sigrid T'Hooft.
Mojca is regularly giving masterclasses and workshops of baroque dance for several Music Academies in Europe.