The Slovenian mezzosoprano Jasmina Črnčič received a bachelors degree in classical singing pedagogy from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) in 2017 and is currently a faculty member of the Choral School CS, acting as a vocal technique pedagogue for the Carmina Slovenica ensemble. Her interest in medieval music brought her to the Medieval Music Course of Besalú where for three years she studied performance practice with Dr…Mauricio Molina, liturgical chant with Dr. Katarina Livljanić, Marcel Pérès, and Juan Carlos Asensio, and medieval singing with Benjamin Bagby, and José Pizarro. She continued her specialization in medieval music and obtained a masters’ degree in medieval music performance from the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen (Germany) where she studied with Benjamin Bagby, Dr. Stefan Klöckner and Dominik Schneider. At the same time she obtained a master’s degree in the field of Religious Studies and Ethics from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
She is a soloist in the vocal ensemble Carmina Slovenica under the artistic direction of Karmina Šilec and a member of the medieval ensembles Magister Petrus and Rota de Pergrino where she is currently working on different reconstruction and performance projects with Dr Mauricio Molina including the Ludus Danielis. In 2020 she will perform as a guest artist with the early music ensemble PER SONAT (Germany, dir. Sabine Lutzenberger) and conduct a project at Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland) under the direction of the specialist in Medieval Latin song Dr. Sam Barrett. She has been invited to do vocal coaching at the Medieval Meeting of the University of Lleida and she will be publishing her first musicological article about the potential use of vocal exercises notated in an early 13th century manuscript in a new musicological series published also by the University of Lleida.