Dr. Maruša Zupančič

Dr. Maruša Zupančič is a musicologist and researcher of the history and practice of violin playing. As part of her research she uncovered and completed gaps in biography of a violinist and composer Oskar Rieding. Currently she focuses her research on migration and impacts of Prague violinists throughout Europe.

​Dr. Maruša Zupančič graduated in musicology in 2007 at the University of Ljubljana. For her Bachelor’s thesis, she was awarded the student “Prešeren” Prize of the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. In the same year, she became a junior researcher at the Institute of Musicology ZRC SAZU and continued with Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

Between 2006 and 2009 she studied musicology at the Masaryk University in Brno and at the Charles University in Prague in the Czech Republic. Later she furthered her studies in the United States and Belgium.

In 2012, she earned a Ph.D. degree in Musicology from the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, with a thesis entitled “The development of the violin in the Slovene lands until the beginning of the Second World War.”

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.

Selected projects