• PhD, Musicology


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Research interests

Research area: music migrations in the 17th and 18th century, 18th- and 19th-century music, the development of violinism in Slovenia, the impact of Czech violin school on slovenian music life in the 19th century.

Research Interests
In her PhD thesis she focused especially on the impact of Czech emigrants on the development of violinism in the Slovenian lands from 18th to the beginning of the 20th centuries. She is fluent in Czech language which is of great help in researching Czech musicians that were active in Slovenia.

Selected publications

(relevant works in the last 5 years)

  • Razvoj violinske pedagogike in šolstva na Slovenskem od začetka 19. stoletja do začetka druge svetovne vojne [The development of violin pedagogy and schooling in Slovenia] from the beginning of the 19th century to the beginning of World War II]. Glasbena preteklost na Slovenskem [Music past in the Slovenian Lands]. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2013. http://ljubljanskokoncertnozivljenje.ff.uni-lj.si/index.php/Monografije.
  • "Razvoj violinizma na Slovenskem do začetka druge svetovne vojne: doktorska disertacija" [The development of violinism in Slovene lands until the beginning of the Second World War]. PhD diss., University of Ljubljana, 2011.
  • "V iskanju lastne identitete: češki violinisti kot glavni tvorci violinizma na Slovenskem" [In search of its true identity: Czech violinists as the main creators of violinism in Slovenian lands]. De musica disserenda 4, no. 2 (2008): 105–133.
  • "Violinism in the Territory of Present-Day Slovenia in Tartini's Time." De musica disserenda 10, no. 1 (2014): 141–157.


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Curriculum Vitae

Dr Marusa Zupancic graduated in musicology in 2007 at the University of Ljubljana. As an Erasmus exchange student she studied at the Masaryk University in Brno in the Czech Republic. In 2008 she won a grant from the Czech government for a six months period at the Charles University in Prague. At the same time she was doing an internship at The Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of sciences of the Czech Republic. In 2010 she won a grant from the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts for English language studies in Boston (Kaplan International Colleges) and archive research in New York (The Graduate Center, City University New York). Already in 2007 she was awarded the student ‘Prešeren’ prize for her Bachelor’s thesis and in the same year she became a junior researcher at the Institute of Musicology, where she worked during her PhD studies under the tutorship of M. Kokole. In 2012, she earned her PhD degree in musicology from the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, with a thesis titled “The development of violinism in Slovene lands until the beginning of the Second World War”. In 2014 she won a posdoctoral research project from the Slovene Research Agency.