Get to know the ASEF Podcast guests [Episode 26]

March 12, 2024

The new episode of the ASEF Podcast hosts Katarina Van Der Linden, an accomplished Slovenian musician currently residing and working in Australia. Katarina pursued her music education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Before immigrating to Australia in 2015, she taught in various primary, high, and music schools in Slovenia. Her music education started in Dravograd and continued in Žalec, Velenje, and Ljubljana. She studied saxophone, piano, and music pedagogy. While teaching at Rudolf Maister High School in Kamnik, she co-wrote a curriculum for harmonica, which she has been playing for many years. She also writes poetry in Slovenian and English, and her works were published in various Celjsko and Šaleško literarno društvo publications. One of her latest poems TU-JI-NA was made into a choir piece. The music was written by a young Slovenian composer, Uršula Jašovec, and premiered at Slovenska Filharmonija in October 2023. 

On the podcast she was interviewed by ASEF Junior Fellow Tjaša Šavorič. They discussed Katarina’s professional journey, the differences in Slovenia’s and Australia’s music education system and curriculum, her connection to the Slovene language and Slovenian heritage while living in Australia, and much more. 

Episode 26 is available to stream via 

ASEF Podcast