ARTIST

Mário KOŠÍK

Mario Košik’s first contact with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (SRSO) goes back to the time of his university education at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava, when he conducted several studio recordings with this orchestra. His formal education was completed with a doctorate on a thesis researching social and psychological aspects of the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra.        read more …..

Paweł PRZYTOCKI

Paweł Przytocki is one of the most talented and exciting Polish conductors of his generation.He studied at the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he graduated with honors in the Faculty of Conducting (1985) under Professor Jerzy Katlewicz. He perfected his skills at the Bartok International Seminar with Peter Eötvös, the Master Conducting Course within the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene with Helmuth Rilling. From 1988 to 1991 he was the conductor and Music Director of the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra in Gdansk.      read more …..

VIOLIN

Sándor JÁVORKAI

Sándor Jávorkai Born in Győr, Hungary in violinist Sándor Jávorkai received his first violin lessons at the age of three from his father and already performed in public at the age of five. He first studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest under Prof. Ferenc Halasz and subsequently transferred to the class of Prof. Michael Frischenschlager at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, where he graduated with distinction in 2004. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in musicology in Vienna. He has participated in master classes with internationally renowned artists, including Isaac Stern, Tibor Varga and Vladimir Spivakov, as well as György Pauk, Lorand Fenyves, Stefan Ruha,Ferenc Rados and Vera Vaidman.    read more …..

Dalibor KARVAY

Dalibor Karvay started playing the violin at a very early age, his extraordinary talent soon to be recognized and supported by his father and educated        read more …..

VIOLONCELLO

Petr Nouzovský

is one of the foremost cellists of the young Czech generation.
He studied in Prague, Dresden and Madrid. He has improved his art in master classes with Boris Pergamenschikov, David Geringas or Mstislav Rostropovich.

As a soloist performed all over the world – Moscow – Rachmaninov Hall or Moscow International Performing Arts Center, St. Petersburg – Glinka Hall, Barcelona – Auditorium, Bolzano, Amsterdam – Concertgebouw, Atlanta, Memphis, Kyoto, Alger, Istanbul, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires – Teatro Coliseo to name just a few. Nouzovsky’s solo debut concert at the Prague Spring Festival was in 2005, at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in 2008, at Pau Casals Festival in 2010, at Santander Festival in 2011 and at Kasseler Musiktage in 2011. Petr is Prize-holder of „New Master on Tour 2007“, „Europäische Förderpreis für Musik 2007“, Prize-winner of Val Tidone Competition 2011 or Johannes Brahms Competition 2013, His busy concert schedule includes some 150 solo or chamber music concerts in a year. He is featured on 15 CD recordings. He plays „Stefano Renzi 1997“ Cello.

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DOUBLE BASS

Roman Patkoló

Roman Patkolo was born in 1982 in Žilina (Slovakia) in to a musician family. With 13 years he began to study the double bass and 1 year later he was accepted as a student to the Conservatory of Music in Žilina. In the same year he won the national competition of the conservatories in Pressburg and began to study at the University of music in Munich, under Prof. Klaus Trumpf.      read more …..

GUITAR

Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová

Miriam studied at the State Conservatory in Bratislava. After obtaining a bachelor degree in interpretation and pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava she studied with outstanding guitarist and pedagogue Alvaro Pierri at Université du Québec á Montréal and Université Laval in Quebec City where she obtained a master degree in interpretation (2001). In 2003 she completed her studies at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna as a postgraduate student with the same teacher.          read more …..

PIANO

Maroš Klátik

He performed in many European and Asian countries and in the USA. He was a pedagogue at Janacek Academy in Brno and Music Academy in Bratislava. Currently he is engaged in the Music Academy in Banska Bystrica.

On the present he specializes in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and the authors of 20th century. His first profile CD was released in 2014 and it contained the pieces of the Slovak composers.

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FLUTE

Ivica GABRIŠOVÁ-ENCINGEROVÁ

She is active in a number of fields – solo playing, chamber music, and occasionally as a part of larger musical ensembles; thanks to her long-term studies in Salzburg, she has been able to establish cooperation with the many ensembles based there.
She is a member of the Duo Cordefiato with the guitarist, Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová.

She took part in the masterclasses of the famous flute pedagogues – Brigitte Buxtorf (1995), Gyula Csetényi (1996, 1997), Kaspar Zehnder (1998) and Wally Hase (2003).

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ACCORDION

Michal Červienka

Michal Červienka (1983) was born in Heľpa, central Slovakia. He started playing the accordion at the age of eight. Renowned Ukrainian teacher Lesia Vlachová discovered his talent and provided the first lessons for him at the Elementary School of Arts in Heľpa. Later he attended the classes of Róbert Tatár in Banská Bystrica. He continued at the J.L.Bella Conservatoire in Banská Bystrica under the tutorship of MA Igor Vlach. Michal graduated from the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica in the class of MA Vladimír Čuchran, the pioneer of the concert accordion in Slovakia and he finished his pre-doctoral study.

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SOPRÁN

Eva Hornyáková

Eva was born in Levoča, Slovakia and studied opera singing at the Conservatory of Music, Košice, with Ľudmila Somorjaiová. Later, at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Bratislava Eva attended Zlatica Livorová’s class. After graduating from the Academy, Eva attended Master classes taught by Peter Dvorský and Zlatica Livorová.

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Mária Hanyová

TENOR

Ľudovít Ludha

A graduate of the Bratislava Academy of Music and Drama, the tenor L’udovít Ludha has been a soloist of the Slovak National Opera since 1988. He made his operatic début in Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron in Salzburg under James Levine and since then has appeared throughout the world in an exceptionally wide and varied repertoire, ranging from Korngold’s Die tote Stadt and Szymanowski’s King Roger with Dutoit in Tokyo and A Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District under Rostropovich in Buenos Aires to Rachmaninov’s The Bells with Ligeti in Budapest and Dvořák’s Requiem and Stabat Mater in Leeds. He maintains an active schedule of concert performances with orchestras throughout the world, and in the opera house and concert hall, and in recordings, has collaborated with leading conductors.     read more …..

BARITONE

Pavol Remenár

Slovak baritone Pavol Remenár is the soloist of the Slovak National Theatre Opera in Bratislava. His debut at the Slovak first opera scene came in September 2000 when he sung the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Since then, he has performed many operatic roles on this stage, including Belcore (Donizetti: L´elisir d’amore), Figaro (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini (Rossini: La Cenerentola), The Count (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Orfeus (Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice), Silvio (Leoncavallo: I pagliacci), Marcello and Schaunard (Puccini: La bohème), Sharpless (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Valentin (Gounod: Faust), Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Tomeš (Smetana: The Kiss), Prus (Janacek: The Makropulos Affair), Mojmír (Eugen Suchoň: Svätopluk), Harlequin (R. Strauss: Ariadna auf Naxos) etc.

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BAS

Peter Mikuláš

The Slovak bass Peter Mikuláš graduated from singing studies at the Academy of Music in Bratislava under Viktória Stracenská. He is holder of awards from international vocal competitions of Antonín Dvořák in Karlovy Vary (1978), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Moscow (1982) and Miriam Helin in Helsinki (1984). Since 1978 he has been a resident soloist with the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava where he has performed in dozens of operatic roles. He has been a regular guest in the National Theatre in Prague and the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava.

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DANCE

Karol Brüll & Viktoria Bolender

KAROL BRÜLL

dance instructor, coach, choreographer, trainer and photographer, creator of programs connecting emotions, psyche and movements in dance. He creates methods of teaching dance that allow him to develop his own dance in every way: movement, mental and emotional. His intention is to reveal to his clients a conscious development of their own dance potential. He uses his professional skills acquired through lifelong practice as a professional dancer and coach. He leads the dancers to an understanding between the connection of their inner self, psyche, emotions by connecting with music and the dance partner. He leads them to be able to show their own emotional maturity in dance. His goal is for everyone interested in dance lessons to be able to put their own soul into the dance, to experience and express emotions appropriately, to look for dance logic and to discover a dance way of thinking. He meets all dancing lovers at a ballroom dancing, Argentine tango, salsa on group or individual lessons in his representative dancing studio Dance Art in Bratislava.

VIKTORIA BOLENDER

dance teacher, trainer and choreographer. She teaches her clients to discover the desire to dance and help them develop their own dance skills from the first timid dance attempts to the fulfillments of their dance concept. She will reveal the secret of how to relax in the dance, be yourself and manifest what feel. She will teach to play with what all are dancing and enjoy the present moment. Instead of bothering with rhythm, steps and memorizing figures, she will show that dancing is about something else. She will help to understand what it means to get along with the dance partner. We will meet together at ballroom dances, Argentine tango, dance fitness, salsa, as well as individual dance lessons before the wedding.