The winner of international competitions and prizes, London-based, Slovenian-born violinist Lana Trotovšsek was a pupil of Rugierro Ricci. She performed with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante at Ljubljana Festival and Emilia Romagna Festival this September. She made her debut with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in 2012 performing Prokofiev Violin Concero No. 1.
Lana has given recitals in United Kingdom, where she performed at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square etc. Her concerts were also enthusiastically received at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Frits Phillips in Eindhoven and elsewhere in Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, China, UAE and USA.
Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Arte TV (France) and RTV (Slovenia). Lana has recorded for Meridian, Signum, Champs Hill and Hedone records.
Lana also has an extensive chamber music repertoire. For a very long time she was the violinist of the Greenwich Piano Trio, whose cellist was Stjepan Hauser (now member of the 2cellos) and pianist Yoko Misumi. They have won a number of prizes and awards including the George Solti Award and the Tunnell Trust Award and were protégées of Bernard Greenhouse. From 2011- 213, Lana was also the leading violinist of the Badke Quartet, the winners of Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
Lana Trotovsek started to play the violin when whe was 4. At the age of 17, Lana was taken under the auspices of Ruggiero Ricci, who was her mentor for 18 months.
She has also been guided by Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Pierre Amoyal, Tasmin Little, Georgy Pauk, Edith Peinemann, Bernard Greenhouse and Menahem Pressler. She studied with Vasko Vassilev and Rivka Golani at Trinity College of Music and at the Royal College of Music in London with Itzhak Rashkovsky.
Lana Trotovsek was the recipient of the Prešseren Award of the University of Ljubljana.
She plays on Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin made in 1750 on a loan from a private benefactor.