Tadeja Vulc was born in 1978 in Slovenj Gradec and started her musical career in her home town Radlje ob Dravi and continued on the High School for Music and Ballet in Maribor. The desire for creating and gaining new knowledge directed her to the study of composition on the Academy for Music in Ljubljana under the associate professor Uroš Rojko. During 2005 and 2007 she refined her skills of composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna under the composer Michael Jarrell and orchestration under professor Ertuğrul Sevsay. She already gained numerous awards during her study. She received the 1st prize at the competition Pogled kulture (Secondary school section, 1997), 4th prize at the competition Rostrum in the Netherlands (2000) and the Študentska Prešernova nagrada (Student F. Prešeren Prize) for the composition Tri iveri /Three Slivers/ (Academy for Music University of Ljubljana, 2000). In 2003 her composition Requiem achieved the 2nd prize at the composition at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia; the 1st prize was not awarded. Her compositions are regularly performed at concerts in Slovenia and abroad. In 2006 she was a representative of Slovenia in the European project Ziel 1 = Kunst = Ziel 1 in Austria where the composition She came I will go was performed. The following year her orchestral composition Der Ball /The Ball/ participated on the gala concert in the concert hall in Berlin, her string quartet Puls /Pulse/ performed by the string quartet Arditti on the festival Kasseler Musiktage in Germany. The same year saw the world premiere of the musical fairy tale Gal v galeriji /Gal in the Gallery/ which the composer composed based on the text by Svetlana Makarovič. Two larger didactic works for children followed: Pisani svet orkestra /The Colourful World of Orchestra/ (Chamber Orchestra and Children Choir RTV Slovenija – 2009) and Kraljestvo glasbe /The Kingdom of Music/ (Chamber Orchestra and Singing School CS – 2011).

In 2010 the 25th slovenski glasbeni dnevi saw the world premiere of the composers cantata Stara Ljubljana /The Old City of Ljubljana/(co-financed by the Ministry for Culture 2009), which was later very successfully performed on the Polish festival Wratislavia Cantan in Wroclav (Festival Ljubljana – the project Music Masters on Air).

Tadeja Vulc has been actively involved in leading choirs from 1995. Even during her schooling she led different choirs and bands (MoPZ Ribnica for 8 years, ŽPZ Ribnica for 6 years, Mixed Choir Mihael Radlje for 15 years, Mixed Choir Selnica ob Dravi for 4 years, the Dravograd octet for 6 years), with whom she performed her favourite concerts and projects in Slovenia; she also performed abroad on many occasions. She is also an artistic director of Dravograjski sekstet and female vocal quartet Rusalke.

As conductor she also cooperated with ŠMePZ “Mohorjan” Prevalje, MoPZ Vres Prevalje, ŽPZ »Nova« Slovenj Gradec, ŽPZ Karantanija Prevalje, Mladinska vokalna skupina Glasbene šole Slovenj Gradec and many renowned musicians. In 2010 she conducted many performances with her cantata Razdvom (for soloists, choirs and chamber orchestras). In 2010 she started her two-year cooperation with Carmina Slovenica where she led the Youth Choir Secunde of the Singing School CS with whom she won enviable awards on competitions. From the season 2012/2013 she has been a very successful artistic director of the Academic Choir Maribor, with which she won a special prize for the promising debutante conductress at the 23rd national competition Naša pesem.

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