PRESS

FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

February 14, 2019

“Together with the very vividly intoning SWR vocal ensemble, Vito Žuraj brought a long and lasting close with the premiere of “Der Verwandler” […] Gently struck or bowed, the spherical sweetness of the bells made it clear to the cross-section of civil society assembled in the large hall of the Theaterhaus that sometimes, if the ingredients are aligned, there can be something correct in the middle of the no longer quite so wrong.”

(Achim Heidenreich about the premiere of DER VERWANDLER)

SÜDWEST PRESSE ONLINE

February 12, 2019

“The finale is “Der Verwandler” by Vito Žuraj […] The music? It’s gigantic. A kind of symphony of a thousand with SWR orchestra and vocal ensemble – a waving, bubbling oratorio with bamboo organ and exuberant jingles on porcelain bells from the Meissen Manufactory.”

(Otto Paul Burkhardt about the premiere of DER VERWANDLER)

KULTURRADIO

July 1, 2016

“Wonderfully entertaining is the tennis-inspired horn piece “Hawk-eye” – Vito Žuraj is an enthusiastic tennis player and extremely entertaining composer. […] This could be a horn hit!”

(Clemens Goldberg about the work HAWK-EYE)

THE GUARDIAN

May 6, 2016

“It was the most memorable music of the night.”

(CONTOUR at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow)

BERLINER ZEITUNG

February 7, 2016

“Rarely has there been a concert during the season that was fascinating in so many different ways. One could discover music by the […] Slovenian composer Vito Žuraj, which compellingly conveyed why one needed to have heard it.”

(Martin Wilkening about the work HAWK-EYE)

HERALD SCOTLAND

February 28, 2015

“The hit of the night, the Hawk-eye Horn Concerto by Slovenian Vito Zuraj, is an amazing piece…”

(HAWK-EYE at City Halls Glasgow)

NEW YORK TIMES

May 30, 2014

“This was not simple tone painting. A squiggly sculpture, like Manfred Wakolbinger’s “Connection”, elicited twinkling, clicking and clacking from Vito Zuraj, not squiggles.”

(INSIDEOUT at NY PHIL Biennial)

OFFENBACH POST

November 23, 2013

“It was wonderfully weird – contemporary music can be so much fun.”

(Axel Zibulski about the world premiere of ÜBÜRALL)

WDR 3 OPERNBLOG

June 17, 2013

“Vito Žuraj writes noisily artistic music […].”

(about the musical theater piece ORLANDO)

Badische Neuste Nachrichten

March 18, 2013

“The tonal language is spectacular, the dramaturgy of the composition surprising and the mastery of material in the treatment of unexpected sound columns and orcans impressive.”

(about the work CHANGEOVER)

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