Zala Frangež began her musical education at the Slovenska Bistrica School of Music and Ballet and continued her studies at the Anton Martin Slomšek School of Music and Ballet and at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet under the mentorship of Zorica Todorovič. While carrying out her studies at these secondary institutions, she concurrently began her preparatory studies at the University of Music and Theater Arts in Graz with Ida Bieler. Currently, she studies with Anke Schittenhelm.
She further supplemented her training attending seminars and master classes under the guidance of such renowned pedagogues and violinists such as Igor Ozim, Wonji Kim Ozim, Tanja Becker-Bender, Evgenija Ephstein, Leonid Sorokow, Harald Herzl and others.
She has participated with great success in national and international competitions such as TEMSIG, the Ars Nova International Music Competition in Trieste (twice winning Second Prize), the Concorso Musicale Giovanni musiciani (Second Prize), the Concorso musicale Internazionale Citta di Palmanova (First Prize as well as Absolute First Prize) and the International Music Competition in Belgrade (First Prize).
She has performed as a soloist in Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1034, in Kazina Hall of SNG Maribor and has also participated in various projects as an orchestral musician, including in the State Youth Symphony Orchestra of Styria in Austria and with the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor.