Slovenian conductor Anton Nanut was born at Kanal ob Soci on 13 September 1932. He was chief conductor of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and also of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra from 1981 until 1999. He was also professor of conducting at the Llubljana Academy of Music and conductor of the Slovenian Octet.
He made more than one-hundred-and-fifty recordings on various labels. He was especially known for his interpretations of Mahler symphonies.
Amongst the awards he received for his work was the Prešeren Prize - Slovenia's highest cultural award.
Following a long illness, Anton Nanut died on 13 January 2017, aged eighty-four.