2019

Il Cuore Barocco

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  Il Cuore Barocco (The Baroque Heart) is a independent Slovak ensemble of active professional musicians that performs music from earlier eras in a historically informed manner. It uses replicas of original instruments, period temperaments and pitches, and copies of original manuscripts and prints. Primary sources as well as modern musicological research inform their practice. […]

2017

Zemlinsky Quartet

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Since its founding in 1994, the ZEMLINSKY QUARTET (František Souček, Petr Střížek – violin, Petr Holman – viola, Vladimír Fortin – violoncello) has become a much lauded example of the Czech string quartet tradition. The quartet has won the 1st Grand Prize in the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition (2010) and also enjoyed a string of top competition prizes that include Banff, Prague […]

2017

Vienna Piano Trio

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Celebrated for its finesse, infectious exuberance, tonal allure, and its irresistible panache, the Vienna Piano Trio has long been hailed as one of the “world’s leading ensembles of piano, violin and cello” (The Washington Post). As of September 2015, that reputation is being kept alive with David McCarroll as its new violinist who has a […]

2017

Jan Mach

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Jan Mach completed his studies at the Brno Conservatoire in the classes of profesor Lubomír Barton, and graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as Ph.D. with profesor Vlastimil Mares and profesor Jiri Hlavac. He took part in master courses at Semmerig, Austria in 2000 and the French-Czech academy in Telc, Czech Republic […]

2017

Theodore Kuchar

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Theodore Kuchar is the Principal Conductor of the Slovak Sinfonietta. Mr. Kuchar appears on over one hundred recordings for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine and Marco Polo labels. He has served as artistic director and principal conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) (2005–2014) and the National Symphony […]

2017

Katerina Englichová

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One of the most sought after Czech harpists of her generation, Katerina Englichova performs all over Europe, North America, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She has collaborated with artists such as Mstislav Rostropovitch, Josef Suk, Gerard Causee, Cynthia Phelps, Michel Lethiec, Eugenia Zukerman, Robert Stallman, Jitka Hosprová, Carlo Jans, Michael Kofler, and with many […]

2017

Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina

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The SLOVAK SINFONIETTA ŽILINA (The State Chamber Orchestra Žilina) is one of the best known professional orchestras in Eastern Europe and holds a very important position in the Slovak musical life. It was founded in 1974 as the only “Classical period” chamber orchestra in Slovakia. Since then the orchestra has attained a prominent position in both the […]

2018

Milan Paľa

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Milan Paľa‘s unique style of playing is unmistakable and experts justifiably rank him among the world’s top performers of the younger generation. During his studies at the Ján Levoslav Bella Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, […]