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Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová – the First Lady of Slovak Guitar
Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová – the First Lady of Slovak Guitar

Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová – the First Lady of Slovak Guitar

When introducing our November guest musician, we take her characteristics from an article in Populár magazine: Young, pretty, likable, sweet and very pleasant, modest and also a successful, internationally acclaimed artist. Thus, several attributes represent the personality of the guitar world, the Slovak guitar virtuoso and pedagogue Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová. We asked her several questions: […]

Martin Ruman - violist
Martin Ruman - violist

Martin Ruman - violist

Our October interview features the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra’s first violist and also string section leader, which makes it quite clear that our invitation to be interviewed was accepted by Martin RUMAN. When we started these Bratislava Goes Classical interviews some time ago (now starting the second series of ten), the intention was to ask for […]

Violoncellist Michaela Čibová
Violoncellist Michaela Čibová

Violoncellist Michaela Čibová

Our interviews with musicians have reached the magical number 10, and we are glad to celebrate this little occasion by talking with a young woman who plays the violoncello, one of our favorite instruments. Today, we are talking with MIŠKA ČIBOVÁ. And we are really the first to be interviewing her. What gave you the […]

Nikolaj Nikitin – a versatile musician
Nikolaj Nikitin – a versatile musician

Nikolaj Nikitin – a versatile musician

In our August episode of interviews with musicians about music we spoke with a player who is a jazzman rather than a classical musician. In spite of that he is involved in a number of activities related to classical music, although his main instrument is not a part of the orchestra (since it was invented […]

Agnesa Ferienčíková – harpsichordist and teacher
Agnesa Ferienčíková – harpsichordist and teacher

Agnesa Ferienčíková – harpsichordist and teacher

In the July continuation of our series of interviews with local musicians, harpsichordist and teacher Agnesa Ferienčíková responds to our questions. Your father Ernest Zahovay was composer and musician, so, how much did that influence your decision about your future? Quite a bit, to tell the truth! Ever since I could remember, I listened to […]

VIVA STREET!
VIVA STREET!

VIVA STREET!

A novelty of Viva Musica! festival’s 13th year is the Viva Street! project, which emerged in collaboration with Slovenská sporiteľňa, the festival’s long-term general partner, and the Core4 agency, with the aim of changing the received negative perception of street music in the capital city and raising its level. The project’s pilot year brings to […]

VIVA MUSICA! FESTIVAL GRAND PRIX
VIVA MUSICA! FESTIVAL GRAND PRIX

VIVA MUSICA! FESTIVAL GRAND PRIX

Viva Musica! festival grows from year to year, and one proof of that is the fact that in 2016 the concerts were extended for the first time outside the confines of Bratislava.  The Viva Musica! festival Grand Prix is a project resulting from the festival’s collaboration with the organisers of the Competition for Conservatory Students in Slovakia, […]

Music in the Park, a part of the Viva Musica! festival
Music in the Park, a part of the Viva Musica! festival

Music in the Park, a part of the Viva Musica! festival

For a second year running Music in the Park will bring a series of delightful open-air chamber concerts to Janko Kráľ Park. The oldest urban park in central Europe will resound every Saturday afternoon to classical music rendered by established artists from home and abroad, professional chamber ensembles, and also last year’s laureates of the Viva Musica! […]

Mgr. Martin Krajčo - Society of J. K. Mertz
Mgr. Martin Krajčo - Society of J. K. Mertz

Mgr. Martin Krajčo - Society of J. K. Mertz

In the middle of June, the Bratislava concert halls will belong to the prestigious Guitar festival of J.K. Mertz for already the 42nd time, as part of the Cultural Summer and Bratislava Castle Celebrations 2017. This year the festival offers 7 concerts in the main program, 4 accompanying concerts and many events intended for more […]

42nd Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz
42nd Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz

42nd Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz

In the middle of June, concert halls of Bratislava will again play host to renowned Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz which is part of the Cultural Summer and Castle Festival Bratislava 2017. Program of festival includes 7 concerts of mainline program, 4 related concerts and a lot of events not intended only to lovers of […]

Róbert Šebesta - clarinettist and basset-horn player
Róbert Šebesta - clarinettist and basset-horn player

Róbert Šebesta - clarinettist and basset-horn player

In the next episode of our interviews with musicians we will stay with the brass instruments. We will only replace the flute with a clarinet and basset-horn. It is clear that the addressed is one of the Šebesta brothers, the pioneers of the basset-horn in Slovakia. We asked Róbert Šebesta (the younger one) for an […]

Veronika Vitázková – Slovak flautist with the Ennio Morricone Orchestra
Veronika Vitázková – Slovak flautist with the Ennio Morricone Orchestra

Veronika Vitázková – Slovak flautist with the Ennio Morricone Orchestra

Our interviews for Bratislava Goes Classical have endeavored to showcase a number of singers, conductors and musicians playing various instruments, and now for the first time (although certainly not the last) we spotlight a wind instrument. Today’s conversation is with Veronika VITÁZKOVÁ, a young woman from Bratislava currently studying, working and living in Vienna.   […]

Interview with Filip Jaro
Interview with Filip Jaro

Interview with Filip Jaro

We made the following interview in the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre, however not on the stage, but in the orchestra pit. We questioned FILIP JARO, member of the Opera Ensemble of the Slovak National Theatre, the deputy solo double bass player.   What motivated you to choose just this instrument? First of all […]

Ivan Šiller – pianist, teacher, organizer
Ivan Šiller – pianist, teacher, organizer

Ivan Šiller – pianist, teacher, organizer

Pianist and teacher IVAN ŠILLER, who studied under Daniela Varínska and Daan Vandewalle and is head of the Department of Musical Education at the Faculty of Education of Comenius University, is now involved in several remarkable musical projects (VENI Ensemble, VENI ACADEMY, Ensemble Ricercata, Cluster Ensemble and many others in various cities within Slovakia). You […]

The Albrecht House – former and future artistic centre
The Albrecht House – former and future artistic centre

The Albrecht House – former and future artistic centre

In November we commemorated the 20th anniversary of Ján Albrecht’s death, in more than 2 years we will celebrate the centenary of his birth. This eminent citizen of Bratislava deserves to be commemorated. The work of revitalization of the house where he lived proceeds successfully. Walking through Kapitulská Street in Bratislava you maybe notice an […]

Eva Šušková – a universal singer personality
Eva Šušková – a universal singer personality

Eva Šušková – a universal singer personality

We offer an interview with one of the most original singers of the young generation, the portrait of whom is included in the book Golden Voices by Terézia Ursínyová. Eva Šušková has really a golden voice, which we can hear in different ranges, she is an opera singer, a performer of chamber and concert repertoire […]

Matej Sloboda
Matej Sloboda

Matej Sloboda

In the next interview we introduce the young composer and conductor Matej Sloboda. How was your year 2016? A great success was your participation in the ISCM World Music Days in South Korea. The year 2016 was an interesting and at the same time a very strange year not only for me, but perhaps also […]

A Musical Guide to Bratislava
A Musical Guide to Bratislava

A Musical Guide to Bratislava

Recently the book A Musical Guide to Bratislava was published in the Music Centre Slovakia. It offers to home and foreign music lovers an overview of places, people, ensembles and events related to classical music, but also to other music genres. The book begins with the survey of concert venues, which, today as well as […]

Portrait of violinist Anežka Kara Drmolová
Portrait of violinist Anežka Kara Drmolová

Portrait of violinist Anežka Kara Drmolová

In this series of interviews with musicians and about music, we put some questions to violinist Anežka Kara Drmolová, whose name has in the past been associated with the Albrecht Quartet and ZOE Chamber Orchestra (which she led in 2008-13), and currently with the Slovak Philharmonic (as the second violinist) and Hilaris Chamber Orchestra as […]

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