- Leon Stefanija
(b Ljubljana, Oct 20, 1954). Slovenian composer . After taking degree in music education at Ljubljana University (1975), he continued to study composition, mostly as a self-taught practitioner. In the 1980s he attended composition courses led by Polish composers Bogusław Schäffer, Krzystof Meyer and Kotoński, and in 1995 he took a higher degree in music education. He has hitherto focussed primarily on vocal (especially choral) genres and on music for theatre and film. His musical idiom encompasses a variety of styles, ranging from folklike melodic expressiveness (as in his earlier choral works) and picturesque tone poems to the new simplicity of works such as Post Art or Look, Wolgang is Writing to You for piano and strings (1991).