Department of Musicology

Oddelek za muzikologijo

Aškerčeva 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
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Jernej Weiss, Assist. and Research Fellow

Filozofska fakulteta
Aškerčeva 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
int. + 386 1 241 1436
int. + 386 1 425 9337



After completing his studies at the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (1999–2002) and at the Institute of Musicology of the Faculty of Arts, University of Regensburg (2002–03), he was employed at the above-mentioned department as a Research Fellow. In 2009 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in musicology with a dissertation entitled, The Role of Czech musicians in the musical culture of Slovenia in the period between 1861 and 1914. From 2005 to 2009 he worked as an Assistant at the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, and in 2009 was promoted to Assistant Professor for music history courses at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, and at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor. His research work is focused on issues related to music from the 19th century to the present, particularly music that in one way or another focuses on the Slovenian and Czech cultural environments. His bibliography comprises numerous contributions to leading domestic and some foreign musicological publications, such as De musica disserenda, Music and Letters, Musicologica Austriaca, etc. He has actively participated in numerous domestic and foreign scientific conferences (among others at Masaryk University in Brno, the University of Graz, Newcastle University, Bristol University, Cardiff University, etc).
He has left a noticeable mark on both domestic and foreign music societies. He is member of one of the oldest musicological societies in the world, the Royal Musical Association. In 2007 he was elected, and in 2011 re-elected, Vice-President of the Richard Wagner Society Ljubljana, where he was Editor-in-Chief of Opera magazine from 2009 to 2011. In 2011 he has been active as Editor-in-Chief of the principal Slovenian musicological publication, Musicological Annual (Muzikološki zbornik). In the same year he was elected to the Expert Council of the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor. He is the author of two scientific monographs: Emerik Beran (1868–1940): samotni svetovljan (2008) (The Lonely Cosmopolitan) and Hans Gerstner (1851–1939): življenje za glasbo (2010) (A Life Dedicated to Music).

Main Works

Scientific monographs:

  • WEISS, Jernej. Emerik Beran (1868-1940): The Lonely Cosmopolitan. Maribor: Litera, 2008, pp. 200.
  • WEISS, Jernej. Hans Gerstner (1851-1939): A Life Dedicated to Music. Maribor: Litera & University of Maribor, 2010, pp. 209.


  • WEISS, Jernej. The forgotten correspondence between two friends: Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) and Emerik Beran (1868-1940). In: BARBO, Matjaž (ed.). Musicological Annual. Ljubljana: Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2005, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 91-98.
  • WEISS, Jernej. Fidelio F. Finke (1891-1968) - Alois Hàba (1893-1973) - Slavko Osterc (1895-1941): Fragen der Neuen Musik?. In: CHEW, Geoffrey (ed.). Colloquia musicologica Brunensia [New music in the »New« Europe 1918-1938 : Ideology, Theory and Practice]. Brno: Masaryk University Brno, 2007, vol. 38, pp. 172-178.
  • WEISS, Jernej. ‘Slovenian music history’ or ‘History of music in Slovenia’. With respect to the role of Czech musicians on musical culture in Slovenia in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. In:  BARBO, Matjaž (ed.). Musicological Annual. Ljubljana: Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2009, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 75-88.
  • WEISS, Jernej. The correspondence between Ljubica Marić and Slavko Osterc.
    In: DESPIĆ, Dejan in Melita MILIN (ed.). Prostori modernizma: opus Ljubice Marić u kontekstu muzike njenog vremena. Beograd: Musicology Institute SASA, 2010, pp. 169-178.
  • WEISS, Jernej. Tomčeva Stara pravda in spor s političnimi oblastmi. In: KOTER, Darja (ed.). Radovan Gobec (1909-1995). Ljubljana: Akademija za glasbo, Katedra za zgodovino in literaturo, Oddelek za glasbeno pedagogiko, 2010, vol. 13, pp. 75-86.
  • WEISS, Jernej. Slovenian musicians in Prague between the two world wars. In:
    VESELINOVIĆ-HOFMAN, Mirjana (ed.), MILIN, Melita (ed.). On the occasion of 100 years anniversary of Stanojlo Rajičić's and Vojislav Vučković's birth. Beograd: Serbian Musicological Society, 2010, pp. 179-192.
  • WEISS, Jernej, The Contribution of Czech Musicians to Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Musical Life in Slovenia. In: BOISITS, Barbara (ed.), SZABO-KNOTIK, Cornelia (ed.). Musicologica Austriaca, Musik und Identität – Beiträge zur Musikgeschichte Zentraleuropas. Wien: Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft, 2010, vol. 28, pp. 75-88.
  • WEISS, Jernej. Hans Gerstner (1851–1839) in koncept nacionalne glasbene kulture. In: SNOJ, Jurij (ed.). De musica disserenda. Ljubljana: Institute of Musicology, SASA, 2010, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 55-70.
  • WEISS, Jernej. Neuprizorjena opera Melusina Emerika Berana. In:  BARBO,
    Matjaž (ed.). Muzikološki zbornik. Ljubljana: Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2010, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 73-85.