Dorotea Senica (b. 1997) started playing the flute at the Maribor Conservatory with professor Valerija Kamplet, with whom she also graduated. At the age of 15, she passed the entrance exam for full-time flute concert studies in Michael Martin Kofler's class at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where she first attended bachelor studies in parallel with the Art gymnasium Maribor. In June 2018, she graduated with honors, and in June 2021, she obtained her master's degree from the same professor. In the winter semester of 2020, she was in Paris on an Erasmus+ study exchange at the CNSMDP (Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris) in Philippe Bernold's class. She is currently teaching flute at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet.
Already at a young age, she competed a lot and won many first prizes in national and international competitions. She won the TEMSIG national competition in 2010, 2013 and 2016, as the youngest participant in the highest category. In international competitions, she won, among others, the: International Competition of Young Musicians "Petar Konjović" in Belgrade, in 2011 at the International Competition Citta di Padova, at the International Woodwind & Brass Competition Varaždin in 2015 and in 2019 at the Dutch International Flute Competition, in the category Master Students.
For her outstanding achievements, at the end of the junior music school, she received the highest award from the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet "Dr. Roman Klasinc" (2010).
She was a finalist of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, Slovenia (2016), a finalist and recipient of the award for the best performance of the composition Sequenza, composed by L. Berio, at the “Severino Gazzelloni” International Competition, Pescara (2018), a semi-finalist at the Guangzhou International Flute Competition, China (2018) and semi-finalist at the Cluj International Music Competition, Romania (2019). In 2017 and 2021, she ranked at the Kobe international flute competition in Japan, and this year she qualified for the ARD International Music Competition, Germany.
She gained orchestral experience on several projects of the Symphony Orchestra of the Mozarteum University, with the Munich Philharmonic and with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, she performed with the string orchestra of the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the SNG Maribor Orchestra, and the Hungarian Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra.
Dorotea is a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, a scholarship holder of the Soroptimist Maribor and a protégé of Gallus. For the year 2016/17, based on her achievements, she was chosen as the "Mladi up" of Zavarovalnica Triglav.
She improved her knowledge several times at summer schools with M. Zupan, M. Lipovšek and L. Hawlina Prešiček, K. Šantl Zupan, M. M. Kofler, M. Belič, E. Klambauer, P. Bernold, C. Jans, J.-C. Gérard, G. McLearnon, O. Ivusheikova and at seminars with J. Galway, K.-H. Schütz, A. Lieberknecht, J. Beaudiment, J. Hurel, P. Taballione, B. Evcil, J. Balint, G. Blasco, A. Kacjan, M. Bajt, A. Ferreira, S. Jacot and L. Schneider.