Kristina Bogataj is a certified music teacher with a vast pedagogical background. She graduated with a degree in Music Pedagogy from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and is currently studying choir conducting at the Sibelius Academy. During her studies at the academy, she has concluded her education in the Edgar Willems Approach to the Introduction to Music which she combines with other methodologies introduced at the academy and her vast musical experiences.
Kristina began piano lessons at age five, taking part in chamber music, orchestral concerts, and other projects. During her studies, she participated in several solo, chamber group and choral festivals and competitions, the last one being the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 in Riga, where she sang as a member of the winning choir, Carmen Manet.
Kristina first came to Sibelius Academy as an exchange student while studying music pedagogy in Slovenia. A year later, she performed a Master’s concert of Finnish music for which she was awarded the Preseren prize of the Academy of Music. Coming back to Finland, Kristina is planning to maintain a balance between the artistic and pedagogical musical activity, making the most out of the international influences.