Juraj Tomka

Juraj Tomka (b. 1986) studied violin at the Conservatory in Bratislava (Stanislav Mucha), Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Jozef Kopelman and Alexander Jablokov), University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Jan Pospíchal, Petr Schuhmayer and Johannes Meissl), as well as Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid (Günter Pichler). He is the winner of YAMAHA Foundation Award in 2010. He participated at violin masterclasses of prominent musicians (Jindřich Pazdera, Vesselin Paraschkevov, Serguei Azizian, Isaac Schuldman, Francesco Senese, Simone Jandl). He played in several international orchestras: the Viennese Jeunesse Orchestra, the European Union Youth Orchestra, etc. under the leadership of world-famous conductors. Currently he is the first violinist of the Mucha Quartet and also performs as a soloist, for example with Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, the State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice, etc. He performed several times at the Bratislava Music Festival. He was a member of the Slovak Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana, Spira mirabilis, the Slovak Quartet, Istropolis Piano Trio. He also works as a violin teacher at the Conservatory and Academy in Bratislava.